Spectro Q3000

Portable kinematic viscometer

The SpectroVisc Q3000 series viscometers are the first truly portable, solvent-free, temperature controlled 40 °C kinematic viscometers, providing high-accuracy measurements for easy detection of viscosity variations caused by contamination, mix-up and oil degradation.
The SpectroVisc Q3000 family includes two models:


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The SpectroVisc Q3000 series viscometers are the first truly portable, solvent-free, temperature controlled 40 °C kinematic viscometers, providing high-accuracy measurements for easy detection of viscosity variations caused by contamination, mix-up and oil degradation.

The SpectroVisc Q3000 family includes two models:

 

  • SpectroVisc Q3000 portable viscometer, 10-350 cSt @ 40 °C
  • SpectroVisc Q3050 portable viscometer, 1-700 cSt @ 40 °C
SpectroVisc Q3000 viscometers use a patented split cell design that enables measurement of kinematic viscosity using only a few drops (60µL) of oil Operation of the device is simple; after loading ~60µl oil into the upper well of the chip, gravitational force causes the fluid sample to flow down the microchannel. A proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller is used with a heating element to effectively maintain the test cell temperature at 40 °C to provide a true 40 °C kinematic viscosity measurement. After measurment, the test cell is simply wiped clean with a non-abrasive pad.

This viscometer operates as a Hele-Shaw cell, where Stokes flow is present between two parallel plates. The fluid passing between an LED and a photodiode causes a drop in the photodiode voltage. The average velocity of the fluid is calculated from the elapsed time between photodiodes and  is then used  to generate a kinematic viscosity for the measured sample.

Applications include:

■ Machine Condition Monitoring Increase availability of critical equipment by monitoring viscosity changes due to oil degradation and contamination. Avoid inadequate lubrication which causes adhesive wear in machinery and is a principal cause of equipment downtime.

■ Quality Control for Fuel/Oil Production and Blending

■ Incoming Inspection Quality Control

■ Lubricant oils (mineral and synthetic), coolants, glycol, and any Newtonian fluid within the measuring range

Kinematic Viscosity (cSt) @ 40°C
V100 viscosity calculation from VI index input (Q3050 only)

Q3000: 10-350 cSt @ 40°C
Q3050: 1-700 cSt @ 40°C


 
  Unbeatable duo

Combination Kit includes a
FluidScan Q1000 Series infrared
fluid condition monitor and a
SpectroVisc Q3050 portable
kinematic viscometer.
     
  • Lab-quality results when and where you need them
  • Solvent-free operation
  • Test even dark and sooty samples
  • Fast and Easy to use
  • Portable, battery-powered design

This product is compliant with the following test methods:

  • Condition Monitoring

Advantages

KinVis
Portable
Solvent free
40 °C
1
60 μl volume