The InfraCal Soot Meter allows measurement of the levels of soot in diesel engine lubricating oils.
The ASTM test method for field-based condition monitoring of soot in in-service lubricants uses the InfraCal Soot Meter which is a filter-based infrared analyser.
The Soot Meter is factory calibrated for measuring levels up to 12%-15% and provides a fast, simple field spectroscopic check for helping to diagnose the operational condition of the diesel engine in less than 30 seconds.
The InfraCal Soot Meter is portable, weighs less than 5 pounds, and is roughly a 6 inch cube in size. Its rugged construction which is sealed against accidental spills, plus no moving parts, makes it the perfect instrument for field-based operation and easily operated by non-technical personnel.
However, it can easily be used in the lab to free-up an FTIR spectrometer for more complex analyses.
It is also relatively low-cost when compared to more sophisticated and time-consuming analytical instrumentation such as FTIR or thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).
Analysing a used oil sample with the InfraCal Soot Meter takes only a couple of quick steps – apply a sample to the built-in ATR crystal, push the run button, and the percent soot is displayed in seconds.
For further information on the InfraCal Soot Meter, stop by Booth No. 934 at Pittcon 2013.