Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Flash Point Tester
The automated Pensky-Martens flash point tester accurately determines
the lowest flash point temperature of fuels, lubricating oils, and homogenous
liquids (ASTM D93 A), or liquids containing suspended solids as well
as liquids that tend to form a surface film during testing (ASTM D93
B). Flash point tests are simply conducted by mounting the flash cup
filled with sample into the test position and selecting a pre- or user-programmed
test method. A quick search method allows for determination of flash
points for unknown samples and a method for asphalts is also included.
The automation routines provide accurate test results, even with users
inexperienced in flash point test methods. The flash point test result
is automatically corrected to standard pressure (101.3 kPa). The unit
is equipped with a differential Pt-100 RTD probe designed to duplicate
the response time of a mercury-in-glass thermometer as per ASTM D93-02a
and E1-03a. The system features multiple sensors for continually monitoring
of instrument function and displaying an error message if a problem
is detected. The performance of the electrical ignitor is continuously
checked, and the user is notified upon the need of replacement due to
either damage or the end of its useful life. The system is easily interfaced
with an external PC for operation and method updates. When performing
a test, the system will display the stirring speed, temperature curve
(also printed out), and current test status. The system alerts the user
is also alerted if the first application of the ignitor results in a
flash or if no flash point is detected at the end of the test program.
If a flash is not detected 30°C above the expected flash point or
at 400°C, then the test is automatically aborted for safety. An
easy connection to the air ventilation system or external water connection
provides a quick cool down between test runs for operational efficiency.
Supervision software is included.
Conforms to the specifications of:
ASTM D93; IP 34; ISO 2719; DIN EN 22719; NF M 07-019; JIS K2265
115/230V 50/60Hz, Single Phase
44 lbs (20kg)