FTIR3 Oil analyser

FTIR3 in caseAn ASTM* compliant robust analyser for field applications. The FTIR3 Oil Analyser is a powerful tool for oil analysis and condition monitoring in the field. It is designed to be extremely user-friendly, whilst providing a full suite of analytical options. The FTIR3 Oil Analyser comes pre-loaded with standard ASTM test parameters for the majority of lubrication oil types and requires only minimal intervention from the user.

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The FTIR3 Oil Analyser is configured to comply with ASTM-D74181 Standard Practice and the included software comes pre-loaded with the complete range of JOAP* and ASTM approved methods used for the condition monitoring of in-service lubricants, including:

  • Sulphate by-products
  • Oxidation
  • Nitration
  • Phosphate Anti-wear

In addition, the following parameters are also calculated using ASTM defined test practices:

  • Soot
  • Water
  • Antioxidant depletion
  • Glycol contamination

As further methods are agreed upon within the ASTM, these can be easily added to the in-built library within the FTIR3 Oil Analyser.

The powerful software provided on the netbook is simple to use. It allows users to set up multiple machines and oil types and also define which parameters are measured on each sample. Data is stored on the machine and can either be viewed numerically or in graphical format for trending over time. Custom user-definable alarms can be set for any measured parameters. These can be either a simple pass/fail, or warning levels with various ranges of severity and colour coding, as defined by the user for the specific application. Spectral data can be viewed graphically and compared with new oil spectra.

The FTIR3 Oil Analyser is comprised of three main components:
  • FTIR spectrometer with sampling system
  • Portable computer with software
  • Carrying case and accessories
Simple to operate, the unit requires only 3 ml of oil sample to produce accurate, reproducible results in minutes. Multiple machines and sample points can be measured, stored and trended over time using the powerful supplied measurement and analysis software, simplifying your condition monitoring program to ensure you get the ultimate performance from your capital equipment.
* JOAP – US Military Joint Oil Analysis Program, * ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials


Spectral range: 5000 – 600 cm-1 @ 2 cm-1 resolution
Interferometer: Pendulous type, self-compensating for tilt & shear
Beam Splitter: ZnSe
Source: Ceramic, air cooled
Data acquisition: 18 bit ADC
Dimensions: 22 cm x 21 cm x 19 cm
Weight: 10 kg (without carry case)
Power: 12 VDC, 30 W
Environment: 15°C to 30°C, RH below 65%, non-condensing