Thermo Scientific™

Affirma In-service Lubricant Analysis System

Catalog number: IQLAADGAAGFAQVMBKA
Thermo Scientific™

Affirma In-service Lubricant Analysis System

Catalog number: IQLAADGAAGFAQVMBKA
Minimize machinery downtime and save money on changing lubricants less often when you make the Thermo Scientific™ Affirma™ In-service Lubricant Analysis System part of your predictive maintenance program. Combining an FTIR spectrometer, sampling accessory (three options), and graphical workflow software, Affirma results will help you decide your next steps whether you formulate lubricants or manage fleet vehicles with a lubricant condition monitoring program.
 
Catalog Number
IQLAADGAAGFAQVMBKA
Unit Size
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Description
Affirma In-Service Lubricant Analysis Application Package for Nicolet iS5 spectrometer
Components
  • Affirma workflow software
  • Sampling accessory
Price (USD)
Full specifications
ApplicationsIn-service lubricant analysis, used oil analysis, lubricant condition monitoring, vehicle predictive maintenance, lubricant formulation and blending
Components
  • Affirma workflow software
  • Sampling accessory
DescriptionAffirma In-Service Lubricant Analysis Application Package for Nicolet iS5 spectrometer
Sampling OptionHorizontal transmission, Flow-through transmission, Horizontal ATR
Unit SizeEach
Catalog Number
Unit Size
Each
Description
Affirma iS5 In-Service Lubricant Analysis System
Components
  • Nicolet iS5 FTIR spectrometer
  • Affirma workflow software
  • Sampling accessory
Price (USD)
Full specifications
Detector TypeFast recovery deuterated triglycine sulfate (DTGS) (standard)
Voltage100/240 V
Weight (English)22 lb
Weight (Metric)10 kg
AcceptsAffirma sampling accessories, ID Accessories; Foundation Accessories; Many standard accessories
ApplicationsIn-service lubricant analysis, used oil analysis, lubricant condition monitoring, vehicle predictive maintenance, lubricant formulation and blending
HumidityTightly sealed to resist ambient humidity.
Width (English)13.5 in.
Width (Metric)35 cm
InterfacePC USB 2.0
Beam SplitterKBr/Ge mid-infrared optimized
LaserTemperature controlled solid-state near-IR diode laser
Performance VerificationASTM E1421 to meet customer ISO/GLP requirements
Components
  • Nicolet iS5 FTIR spectrometer
  • Affirma workflow software
  • Sampling accessory
Power Supply100-240V 50/60Hz
Source TypeMid-infrared Ever-Glo; user replaceable from bottom plate
Spectral Range4000 to 550 cm-1
DescriptionAffirma iS5 In-Service Lubricant Analysis System
Spectral Resolution4 cm-1
Dimensions (L x W x H)35 cm W × 28 cm D × 26 cm H (13.5 in W × 10.9 in D × 10.2 in H)
Sampling OptionHorizontal transmission, Flow-through transmission, Horizontal ATR
Unit SizeEach
Catalog Number
Unit Size
Each
Description
Affirma iS10 In-Service Lubricant Analysis System
Components
  • Nicolet iS10 FTIR spectrometer
  • Affirma workflow software
  • Sampling accessory
Price (USD)
Full specifications
Detector TypeFast recovery deuterated triglycine sulfate (DTGS) (standard); Liquid-nitrogen-cooled mercury cadmiu
Voltage100/240 V
Weight (English)86 lb
Weight (Metric)39 kg
AcceptsAffirma sampling accessories, SMART Accessories, TGA-IR, Continuum Microscope, Photoacoustic, Most Standard Accessories
ApplicationsIn-service lubricant analysis, used oil analysis, lubricant condition monitoring, vehicle predictive maintenance, lubricant formulation and blending
HumidityTightly sealed to resist ambient humidity.
Width (English)21.7 in.
Width (Metric)550 mm
InterfacePC USB 2.0
Beam SplitterKBr/Ge mid-infrared optimized (standard); XT-KBr/Ge extended range mid-infrared (optional)
LaserHeNe
Performance VerificationASTM E1421 to meet customer ISO/GLP requirements
Components
  • Nicolet iS10 FTIR spectrometer
  • Affirma workflow software
  • Sampling accessory
Power Supply100-240 V 50/60 Hz
Source TypeMid-infrared Ever-Glo and Tungsten/halogen (both are user replaceable from sample compartment)
Spectral Range7800 to 350 cm-1 optimized, mid-infrared KBr beamsplitter; 11000-375 cm-1 XT KBr extended range mid-infrared optics
DescriptionAffirma iS10 In-Service Lubricant Analysis System
Spectral ResolutionBetter than 0.4 wavenumber
Dimensions (L x W x H)550 mm W × 570 mm D × 250 mm H (21.7 in W × 22.4 in D × 9.8 in H)
Sampling OptionHorizontal transmission, Flow-through transmission, Horizontal ATR
Unit SizeEach
Catalog Number
Unit Size
Each
Description
Affirma In-Service Lubricant Analysis Application Package for Nicolet iS10 spectrometer
Components
  • Affirma workflow software
  • Sampling accessory
Price (USD)
Full specifications
ApplicationsIn-service lubricant analysis, used oil analysis, lubricant condition monitoring, vehicle predictive maintenance, lubricant formulation and blending
Components
  • Affirma workflow software
  • Sampling accessory
DescriptionAffirma In-Service Lubricant Analysis Application Package for Nicolet iS10 spectrometer
Sampling OptionHorizontal transmission, Flow-through transmission, Horizontal ATR
Unit SizeEach
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Catalog NumberSpecificationsUnit SizeDescriptionComponentsPrice (USD)
IQLAADGAAGFAQVMBKAFull specifications
EachAffirma In-Service Lubricant Analysis Application Package for Nicolet iS5 spectrometer
  • Affirma workflow software
  • Sampling accessory
Request A Quote
ApplicationsIn-service lubricant analysis, used oil analysis, lubricant condition monitoring, vehicle predictive maintenance, lubricant formulation and blending
Components
  • Affirma workflow software
  • Sampling accessory
DescriptionAffirma In-Service Lubricant Analysis Application Package for Nicolet iS5 spectrometer
Sampling OptionHorizontal transmission, Flow-through transmission, Horizontal ATR
Unit SizeEach
IQLAADGAAGFAQVMBJZFull specifications
EachAffirma iS5 In-Service Lubricant Analysis System
  • Nicolet iS5 FTIR spectrometer
  • Affirma workflow software
  • Sampling accessory
Request A Quote
Detector TypeFast recovery deuterated triglycine sulfate (DTGS) (standard)
Voltage100/240 V
Weight (English)22 lb
Weight (Metric)10 kg
AcceptsAffirma sampling accessories, ID Accessories; Foundation Accessories; Many standard accessories
ApplicationsIn-service lubricant analysis, used oil analysis, lubricant condition monitoring, vehicle predictive maintenance, lubricant formulation and blending
HumidityTightly sealed to resist ambient humidity.
Width (English)13.5 in.
Width (Metric)35 cm
InterfacePC USB 2.0
Beam SplitterKBr/Ge mid-infrared optimized
LaserTemperature controlled solid-state near-IR diode laser
Performance VerificationASTM E1421 to meet customer ISO/GLP requirements
Components
  • Nicolet iS5 FTIR spectrometer
  • Affirma workflow software
  • Sampling accessory
Power Supply100-240V 50/60Hz
Source TypeMid-infrared Ever-Glo; user replaceable from bottom plate
Spectral Range4000 to 550 cm-1
DescriptionAffirma iS5 In-Service Lubricant Analysis System
Spectral Resolution4 cm-1
Dimensions (L x W x H)35 cm W × 28 cm D × 26 cm H (13.5 in W × 10.9 in D × 10.2 in H)
Sampling OptionHorizontal transmission, Flow-through transmission, Horizontal ATR
Unit SizeEach
IQLAADGAAGFAQVMBKBFull specifications
EachAffirma iS10 In-Service Lubricant Analysis System
  • Nicolet iS10 FTIR spectrometer
  • Affirma workflow software
  • Sampling accessory
Request A Quote
Detector TypeFast recovery deuterated triglycine sulfate (DTGS) (standard); Liquid-nitrogen-cooled mercury cadmiu
Voltage100/240 V
Weight (English)86 lb
Weight (Metric)39 kg
AcceptsAffirma sampling accessories, SMART Accessories, TGA-IR, Continuum Microscope, Photoacoustic, Most Standard Accessories
ApplicationsIn-service lubricant analysis, used oil analysis, lubricant condition monitoring, vehicle predictive maintenance, lubricant formulation and blending
HumidityTightly sealed to resist ambient humidity.
Width (English)21.7 in.
Width (Metric)550 mm
InterfacePC USB 2.0
Beam SplitterKBr/Ge mid-infrared optimized (standard); XT-KBr/Ge extended range mid-infrared (optional)
LaserHeNe
Performance VerificationASTM E1421 to meet customer ISO/GLP requirements
Components
  • Nicolet iS10 FTIR spectrometer
  • Affirma workflow software
  • Sampling accessory
Power Supply100-240 V 50/60 Hz
Source TypeMid-infrared Ever-Glo and Tungsten/halogen (both are user replaceable from sample compartment)
Spectral Range7800 to 350 cm-1 optimized, mid-infrared KBr beamsplitter; 11000-375 cm-1 XT KBr extended range mid-infrared optics
DescriptionAffirma iS10 In-Service Lubricant Analysis System
Spectral ResolutionBetter than 0.4 wavenumber
Dimensions (L x W x H)550 mm W × 570 mm D × 250 mm H (21.7 in W × 22.4 in D × 9.8 in H)
Sampling OptionHorizontal transmission, Flow-through transmission, Horizontal ATR
Unit SizeEach
IQLAADGAAGFAQVMBKCFull specifications
EachAffirma In-Service Lubricant Analysis Application Package for Nicolet iS10 spectrometer
  • Affirma workflow software
  • Sampling accessory
Request A Quote
ApplicationsIn-service lubricant analysis, used oil analysis, lubricant condition monitoring, vehicle predictive maintenance, lubricant formulation and blending
Components
  • Affirma workflow software
  • Sampling accessory
DescriptionAffirma In-Service Lubricant Analysis Application Package for Nicolet iS10 spectrometer
Sampling OptionHorizontal transmission, Flow-through transmission, Horizontal ATR
Unit SizeEach
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A vital tool for minimizing machinery downtime and extending drain intervals is the analysis of lubricants used to run the machinery. Like a blood test in medical diagnostics, regular testing of in-service lubricating fluids provides useful data that informs actions and decisions. As a key component of predictive maintenance, an effective lubricant analysis program helps machinery owners detect potential failures early to prevent costly mechanical damage. At the same time, routine lubricant condition monitoring can help save money by allowing lubricants to be changed less frequently.

If you are a lubricant manufacturer that blends or formulates lubricants with additives to optimize lubricant performance, the Affirma analysis system helps you shorten your development time with accurate results from your field or in-lab test environments.

Affirma software workflow solutions follow industry-standard methods including: ASTM D2668, D7412, D7414, D7415, D7418, D7624, E2412; JOAP; DIN 51452, DIN 51453. Powered by push-button Thermo Scientific™ OMNIC™ Schema Software, the Affirma system provides ready-to-use solutions for monitoring in-service lubricants with easy setup, automated reporting and connectivity to the Thermo Fisher Cloud or your LIMS.

Affirma In-service lubricant analysis benefits

  • Streamlined data collection: with three sampling options the system adapts to your work environment
  • Guided methods, minimal training: graphical software interface that steps you through sample analysis to ensure compliance with industry-standard methods for answers you can trust
  • Low-cost of ownership: unmatched combination of warranty, service and technical support worldwide ensure years of worry-free system operation

Affirma sampling options

1.) Horizontal transmission sampling configuration offers:

  • direct compliance with ASTM E2412 and D7418 in-service lubricant methods
  • greater flexibility to easily analyze highly viscous oils and greases
  • cost effective change to different methods requiring longer or short pathlengths
  • minimize sample and solvent use
  • Spectral resolution: 4 cm-1; Spectral range: 4000 - 550 cm-1 ; Pathlength: 100 μm; Cell windows: ZnSe wedged

2.) Flow-through Transmission sampling configuration offers:

  • direct compliance with ASTM E2412 and D7418 in-service lubricant methods
  • longest cell life by avoiding contact of cell windows
  • minimal operator exposure by filling and cleaning using a syringe
  • a flow cell that can be used manually or connected to a pumping system
  • Spectral resolution: 4 cm-1; Spectral range: 4000 - 550 cm-1 ; Pathlength: 100 μm; Cell windows: ZnSe wedged

3.) Horizontal Attenuated Total Reflectance (HATR) sampling configuration offers:

  • greater flexibility to easily analyze highly viscous oils and greases using ATR
  • better linear analysis of high soot-containing samples
  • open access for the easiest sample cell filling and cleaning
  • minimal sample and solvent use
  • Spectral resolution: 4 cm-1; Spectral range: 4000 - 650 cm-1 ; Pathlength: 35 μm nominal*; Cell windows: ZnSe trough

* Normalized to 100 um for ASTM E2412 & E7418

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