Update on ASTM D02 Meeting for Spectro/Wilks Products

For those of you who missed the delicious food and drink as well as a chance to see our new InfraCal 2 product line at the Spectro/Wilks hospitality suite at the ASTM D02 meeting in December, the following is an update on associated methods. The work item for measuring FAME (biodiesel) in diesel fuel concentration, […]

The InfraCal Analyzer Helps Extend the Life of Power Transformers

Over 70% of large power transformers are more than 25 years old with the average age approaching the expected 40-year design life. Because of the large capital investment, utilities would rather extend the life of a transformer than replace it.  As a result, many utilities have instituted Life Cycle Transformer Management programs in an attempt to extend […]

Spectro Inc. Acquires Wilks Enterprise, Inc.

As of October 1st Wilks Enterprise, Inc. is excited to be part of Spectro Inc. which is headquartered in Chelmsford, MA.  Wilks has always focused on providing analyzers for specific measurements that can be operated on location where the analysis is needed by non-technical personnel.  Spectro Inc. has the same commitment to providing rugged, portable […]

Increased Biodiesel Blend Measurement Capability with the new InfraCal 2 Analyzer

For blenders who want to maximize financial biodiesel incentives provided by federal or state programs or regulators who want to keep those in the fuel supply chain honest, portable on-site measurements are essential.  The new InfraCal 2 Analyzer for biodiesel in diesel measurements offers additional features to the already established InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzer.  These […]

More Hydraulic Fracturing Means Growing Need for Hydrocarbon Testing

Hydraulic fracturing is touted by some and distained by others.  Whatever side you are on, the boon to the US economy cannot be ignored along with the fact that we all use oil–whether in our vehicles or in products containing plastics.  Environmental effects from hydraulic fracturing should also not be ignored.  With proper regulations and […]

InfraCal Analyzers for Hydrocarbons in Drilling Mud and Oil in Water

The first shipments for our new InfraCal 2 Analyzer have gone to the oil industry.  This is not surprising as infrared analysis has been used worldwide for off-shore oil in produced water testing for over 50 years.  Infrared analysis has the advantage over other technologies in that is it can be performed by non-technical users […]


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