Spectro Scientific, a leading developer and manufacturer of analytical tools and software for fluid and machine condition monitoring, has been awarded two multi-year contracts from the United States Air Force under the Joint Oil Analysis Program (JOAP).

The first is for the continued supply of the company’s Spectroil MN/W optical emission (OE) spectrometers. The second is for the global service and support of the company’s widely deployed Spectroil OE spectrometers. Both contracts are exclusive to Spectro Scientific, run approximately five years in length, and are estimated to have a total value to the company of between $18 million and $22 million.

The Spectoil MN-W is the military version of the popular Spectroil M family of oil and fuel analysis spectrometers. Spectro Scientific notes that it is a rugged, transportable, and easy-to-use spectrometer designed specifically for the analysis of wear metals, contaminants, and additives in lubricants, hydraulic fluids, and coolants. Spectroil MN-W uses the time-tested and reliable rotating disc electrode (RDE) technique to measure quantities of dissolved and suspended fine particles in natural or synthetic petroleum based products and coolants. It has been accepted and approved to meet strict Department of Defense JOAP requirements and also conforms to ASTM Standard Test Method D6595 requirements.

Spectro Scientific President and CEO Brian Mitchell said, “Spectro Scientific has worked closely with the US military for over thirty years and we value the confidence they have in our technology, people, and products. We are even more gratified to be able to support the readiness and efficiency of our nation’s defense efforts.”