The Membrane Patch Colorimetry (MPC) test is a quick, cost-effective way of assessing your oil's varnish potential.

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Some of the features of the MPC Color include:
  • A surface preview capability with built-in calibration tile
  • Produces results in 1.8 seconds
  • Enough memory to store data for up to 350 samples and 20 standards
  • Connects to your PC via USB connection for ease of data transfer and charging
  • It provides repeatable and stable measurements that are not affected by surface irregularities
  • A light weight hand held device making the MPC Color as comfortable in the laboratory or in the plant
  • Employs independent tri-directional 25 LED light source with 8 different visible illuminations

MPC Color - Handheld Visual Spectrophotometer

Quick Color Evaluation for Lube Varnish Testing

MPC Color allows real time on- site determination of present condition of your rotating equipment through the use of color range testing of solid surfaces and liquids. The technology has been customized for Fluitec to provide lubricant varnish potential testing,
when used in combination with the Patch Test Kit or suitable laboratory equipment. Data results are captured and stored in text and audio captions for quick analysis. The MPC Color packs tremendous science into an unassuming, convenient and extremely
accurate package.

MPC is the only ASTM method for determining Varnish Potential

ASTM D7843: Standard Test Method for Measurement of Lubricant Generated Insoluble Color Bodies in In-Service Turbine Oils using embrane Patch Colorimetry.
Lubricating oils used in applications such as compressors, turbines and hydraulic systems are prone to reliability and performance problems due to oil deposits like sludge and varnish. MPC test is designed to separate oil degradation products and measure their color. This indicates the likeliness of deposits causing performance problems in your system.