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
Affirma sampling options
1.) Horizontal transmission sampling configuration offers:
2.) Flow-through Transmission sampling configuration offers:
3.) Horizontal Attenuated Total Reflectance (HATR) sampling configuration offers:
* Normalized to 100 um for ASTM E2412 & E7418