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Spectro Scientific updates SpectrOil M

24th July 2018 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Spectro Scientific has released an updated and improved version of its SpectrOil M Elemental Analyzer, the company announced on 18 July.

SpectrOil M Elemental Analyzer is the military version of the SpectrOil family of oil and fuel analysis spectrometers, used to measure quantities of dissolved and suspended fine particles in natural or synthetic petroleum-based products. The SpectrOil M is approved by the US Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Oil Analysis Program (JOAP).

The improvement has been made as part of a $9.6 million contract awarded by the US Navy in August 2017. The enhancement includes a redesign of the analyser’s mechanical and electrical system to meet the requirements of environmental and ruggedness specifications.

The upgraded SpectrOil M has passed a comprehensive series of new military standards tests, including resistance to vibration, shock, electromagnetic interference and extremes of temperature and relative humidity.

A new mechanical option feature was added to the navy version of the SpectrOil M to pass shipboard shock specification (MIL-DTL-901E, Grade B, Class I, Type A operating condition in standby mode). In addition, the new navy configuration includes a new calibration that expands the current JOAP calibration to 30 elements, compared to 15 elements for air force configuration and 20 elements for army configuration.

A new touch panel and a Windows 10 operating system has also been added to the system, along with an associated increase in processing power. A new peripheral control board simplifies sample stand interlock setting and stability and other features to improve serviceability in the field. Software upgrades include additional security features, the ability to merge and export data and other improvements.

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