MPC Varnish Potential Testing


Always know what condition your lubricant is in with the MPC Test.

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

The MPC Color instrument enables real-time, on-site assessment of your lubricant’s condition. Data results are swiftly captured and stored, accompanied by text and audio captions for rapid analysis. The MPC Color compactly combines advanced scientific capabilities into a convenient and highly accurate package.


Tremendous Innovation packed into an unassuming package

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
  • Reports color values in CIE, the same scale used in ASTM D7843
  • Includes trend results software called CapSure©
  • 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
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