A New Tool for Machine and Lubricant Viscosity Condition Monitoring
Change in an oil’s viscosity can compromise the film thickness, which can lead to excessive wear and subsequent failure of the machine. A positive or negative viscosity change can indicate that the oil has been contaminated or it has become severely degraded and has reached the end of its useful life. The new SpectroLNF Q200 closely monitors and tracks machine condition through wear particle analysis and oil condition through viscosity, free water and soot. These analytical tests, when combined into one instrument, provide a wealth of information on the overall health of a machine and condition of the lubricant.