• Portable Fuel Property Analyzer

Portable Fuel Property Analyzer

The Portable Fuel Property Analyzer (PFPA) provides rapid fuel analysis anywhere it’s needed: the plant, port, or field. Analysis is obtained in seconds using only a 2 mL fuel sample. The PFPA uses Near Infrared Spectroscopy combined with Advanced Multivariate Analysis to determine key fuel properties that influence engine performance. The PFPA property determinations were developed and validated according to ASTM E1655 "Standard Practice for Infrared Multivariate Quantitative Analysis" using the property values of a diverse matrix of over 800 fuels from around the world determined by traditional ASTM methods.

  • One Analyzer for all fuel types 
  • Only 2mL of fuel required 
  • No sample preparation required 
  • Analyzer warm-up takes <1 minute 
  • Complete analysis in 10 seconds 
  • Permanently aligned and calibrated 
  • Light weight, portable and easy to use 
  • Rugged design, no moving parts 
  • Analysis based on ASTM data, developed and validated according to ASTM E1655 
  • Analysis software and tablet computer included 
  • Imbedded printer 
  • Optional four-hour rechargeable battery pack 

Fuel Properties: Developed and validated according to ASTM E1655

Operation: Warm-up Time: 1 minute; Measurement Time: 10 seconds

Sampling: 2 mL glass vials (disposable)


Measurement Type: Near Infrared Spectroscopy
Optical Design: Dispersive (no moving parts)
Light Source: Incandescent Lamp

Detector: 256 pixel InHaAs

Spectral Resolution: 3 – 6 nm (20 – 30 cm-1)

Spectral Range: 1000 to 1600 nm

Calibration: Factory set using NIST standard lamp

Analysis Calibration: Each unit is calibrated with a diverse matrix of over 800 fuels

System Check: Methylene Chloride Matrix

Outlier Detection: Non-fuel or contaminated fuel rejected

Data System Computer: Tablet with Windows 8.1

Sample Storage: Over 1000 measurements

Data Export: USB Port, Ethernet, WiFi

Data Printout: Thermal Printer

Environment Dimensions: 7 x 13 x 16 in. (17.4x33x40.6 cm)

Weight: 14 lbs (6.24 kg)

Power: 120/240 VAC 50/60 Hz or 12 VDC with automotive lighter adapter. (Optional rechargeable battery pack)

Operating Temperature: -13 to +122°F (-25 to +50°C)