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Agilent Technologies Inc.. (7/18/18). "Press Release: Agilent and Grabner Instruments Provide Innovative Mobile Testing Solution for the Petroleum Industry". Santa Clara, CA.

Organisations Organisation Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A)
  Organisation 2 Grabner Instruments Messtechnik GmbH
  Group AMETEK (Group)
Products Product Miniscan IR LOG FTIR analyzer
  Product 2 Dialpath sampling technology
Index term Index term Agilent–AMETEK: FTIR analyzer, 201807 collab developm + manufacturing Miniscan IR LOG FTIR analyzer for in-field oil/grease analysis
Persons Person Binns, Philip (Agilent 202309– promoted to President of LSA Group joined 2010 as part of Varian acquisition)
  Person 2 Müller-Veith, Werner (Ametek 201807 Managing Director of Grabner Instruments)

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announces an equipment manufacturing agreement with Grabner Instruments, a subsidiary of AMETEK, Inc. The agreement is focused on an innovative mobile testing solution for in-field analysis of lubricating oils and greases.

Grabner Instruments, based in Austria, is well known for developing and manufacturing automatic petroleum testing equipment. In this partnership, Grabner will focus on lube and grease analysis, an area that requires specific and specialized expertise in method development.

“We are very pleased to be working with a partner of the caliber of Grabner to provide more specific tools that will meet the needs of the in-field testing market”, said Phil Binns, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Spectroscopy and Vacuum Solutions Division.

“This new global agreement makes perfect sense for both organizations and our customers,” said Werner Müller-Veith, managing director of Grabner. “By combining Agilent’s proven mobile FTIR technology with Grabner’s test methods and global channel reach, we will be able to offer rugged go-anywhere solutions that deliver the highest analytical accuracy while being simple to use.”

Based on Agilent’s robust handheld FTIR systems, Grabner has developed MINISCAN IR LOG, a highly versatile FTIR analyzer for monitoring the condition of lubricating oils and greases at petroleum refineries. The analyzer is capable of quickly and accurately measuring the levels of water in oil–without using hazardous reagents.

Agilent’s Dialpath sampling technology–a key factor to the agreement–makes it easy to analyze viscous liquids (such as thick greases and lubes), with the added ability to carry out in-field testing of lubes and greases.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets. With more than 50 years of insight and innovation, Agilent instruments, software, services, solutions, and people provide trusted answers to its customers' most challenging questions. The company generated revenues of $4.47 billion in fiscal 2017 and employs 14,200 people worldwide. Information about Agilent is available at


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