Oil analysis provides early indications of equipment wear and identifies the root causes of corrosion.  On-site oil analysis eliminates the wait associated with sending samples off-site and enables immediate decision making.

With four simple tests, the MiniLab 153 delivers comprehensive on-site oil analysis, providing immediate actionable results, saving time and reducing costs. Highlights of this system include:

  • One product, delivering lab-quality analysis outside of the lab
  • Simplified workflow for the non-expert user, no chemist required
  • Simplified operation, data reporting and report interpretation via the TruVu 360 Diagnostic Sets with recommended actions.



Trivector™ – oil and machine health simplified

The TriVector™ is a simple representation of the integrity of the lubrication system and the health of the machine itself. The Trivector indicates the degree of health in each vector.  In order to understand the Trivector condition, one must measure the key physical and chemical parameters of the oil.
The following questions can be answered:


The MiniLab 153 combines four simple tests that take less than 15 minutes to complete

(Click on any four tests images below to watch how-to videos)


MiniLab 153 4 test

Test 3 Elemental Analysis

Test 4 Chemical Analysis

Test 1 Particle Count



ASTM Method D6595

Particle Count and Ferrous
ASTM Method D7596


ASTM Method D8092


ASTM Method D7889

ContaminationParticle count and ISO codes V  
Non-metallic particle count, distribution and images V  
Boron, Calcium, Sodium, Lithium, Potassium and SiliconV   
Water   V
ChemistryViscosity  V 
Total Acid Number (TAN)   V
Oxidation   V
Total Base Number (TBN), Oxidation, Nitration, and Sulfation for engine oils   V
Boron, Magnesium, Calcium, Barium, Zinc, Molybdenum, and PhosphorusV   
WearWear particle images, counts and distribution V  
Total Ferrous content, ppm V  
Ferrous particle count and size distribution V  
Copper, Silver, Chromium, Titanium, Aluminum, Magnesium, Nickel, Iron, Manganese, Lead, Tin, Molybdenum, Cadmium, and VanadiumV   


TruVu 360 Enterprise Fluid Intelligence

The Minilab 153 uses the TruVu 360 Enterprise Fluid Intelligence software which includes an Asset Management database and a reference oil database which can be expanded by the end user.

It provides a standard sample trend reports and Diagnostic Sets with alarm limit templates, diagnostics, and recommended actions. It can support automatic email distribution of reports.

Color-coded Trivector reports provide a clear snapshot of machinery health by identifying parameters that are outside normal limits.


TruVu 360 Sample Report

Target Industries

The MiniLab 153 is ideal for a wide range of industries such as:

Typical limits for machinery

The most common oil analysis tests and typical alarm limits for several component types are shown below.  Component manufacturers establish alarm limits for their equipment for specified parameters.

Typical alarm limits for machinery

Accessories & Consumables

Sample Preparation Equipment

Sample preparation equipment such as the Homogenizer, Ultrasonic Degasser, Electrode Sharpener and Consumables for 100 samples are included with each MiniLab 153 instrument.

Sample Preparation – 3 Simple Steps

  1. Sharpen electrode
  2. Homogenize the sample for better water measurement
  3. Ultrasonically degas the sample for particle analysis

Spectro Scientific consumables ensure high accuracy and repeatability

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