Flash Point
Instruments for Chemical
and Petroleum Products
A Tradition of Competence
140 years of technological advances lie between
the first flash point tester and today’s Anton Paar
product line of flammability measuring instruments.
Mr. Berthold Pensky developed the first closedcup flash point tester and set a milestone for
the production of high-quality and high-precision
flash point testers. Aligned to the requirements of
various industrial branches the instruments from
Berlin met a worldwide demand.
The acquisition of Petrotest by Anton Paar resulted
in the combination of the spirit of research and
inventive talent with the advantages of a worldwide,
well-established sales and service team.
Founded in 1922, Anton Paar today employs
over 2000 people in 20 countries who manage
a global business and provide the whole value
chain, starting from product ideas, research
and development, production, sales, application
support and after-sales services.
As a result of this unique concentration of
talents and know-how, Anton Paar's product
portfolio has grown continuously. It now covers
a wide range of laboratory instruments, process
technologies and automation systems, ranging
from standardized QC to complex R&D solutions.
Anton Paar is close to you and your work. An
experienced local team speaks your language
and provides application support and training.
Anton Paar thinks globally and acts locally.
Flash Point Measurement
All methods – all standards – one product line
Anton Paar has the suitable flammability tester for each type of measuring task in its product line. Tests according to standardized
methods in the temperature range of -30 °C to 400 °C are possible to cover a wide range of applications. This includes:
the petrochemical field, calibration and regulation authorities, transportation and shipping, engineering, waste management and
the cosmetics and food industries.
Cleveland method …
… open-cup determination for expecting flash and fire
point in the range of 79 °C to 400 °C (175 °F to 752 °F).
Pensky-Martens methods …
Pensky-Martens closed-cup (PMCC).
… closed-cup determination for expecting flash point
in the range of 40 °C to 370 °C (104 °F to 698 °F).
PMA 5 is standardized for both biodiesel and
biodiesel blended fuels along with distillate fuel
such as diesel, heating oil and kerosene and
potentially flammable liquids as lubricating oils.
Comprising:
Method A
for distillate fuels (diesel, kerosene, heating oil, turbine fuels),
new lubricating oils and other homogeneous liquids.
Method B
for residual fuel oils, cutback residual, used lubricating oils,
non-homogeneous materials like mixtures of petroleum
liquids and solids, surface-film-building petroleum liquids.
Product highlights are:
``One-Twist head
``Multi-detector
``Integrated fire-extinguishing device
``Gas and electric ignition
``1-button operation
``Tray
Method C
for biodiesel (FAME).
Requires electronic flash point detection!
For standardized, comfortable, versatile and safe
flash point testing the PMA 5 Pensky-Martens
tester is the right choice!
Tag method …
… closed-cup determination for expecting flash point
below 93 °C (200 °F).
Abel method …
… closed-cup determination for expecting flash point
in the range of -30 °C to 70 °C (-22 °F to 158 °F).
All Methods – All Standards – One Product Line
ABA 4
TAG 4
Abel Flash Point Tester
Standard methods
Abel flash point: Equilibrium procedure:
Optional Abel-Pensky:
Tag Flash Point Tester
ISO 13736, IP 170
ISO 1523, IP 492, EN 924,
ISO 1516, IP 491
DIN 51755-1
Standard methods
Tag flash point:
Equilibrium procedure:
ASTM D56, FTM 791-1101
ASTM D3941, ISO 1523,
IP 492, EN 924, ASTM D3934,
ISO 1516, IP 491
Benefits at a Glance
Benefits at a Glance
``Two cooling systems with Peltier elements according to the
ISO 13736 standard: an economical air-cooled model and a
low-temperature version with external water cooling
``The two ignition systems in each unit give you the flexibility
to work with an electric or gas igniter: if the gas ignition is
used, the electric igniter will automatically relight the gas
flame during the test, if necessary
``The One-Twist swivel-around multi-function head guarantees
the safe and easy one-hand connection of all sensors and
actuators such as the shutter-release, igniter, and detector
contacts
``An extended measuring range up to 110 °C enables you to
go beyond the conventional scope of the Abel method
``Two cooling systems with Peltier elements are available:
an economical air-cooled model and a low-temperature
version with external water cooling
``The two ignition systems in each unit give you the flexibility
to work with an electric or gas igniter: if the gas ignition is
used, the electric igniter will automatically relight the gas
flame during the test, if necessary
``The One-Twist swivel-around multi-function head guarantees
the safe and easy one-hand connection of all sensors and
actuators such as the shutter-release, igniter, and detector
contacts
``An extended measuring range up to 110 °C enables you to
go beyond the conventional scope of the method
PMA 5
CLA 5
Standard methods
Pensky-Martens methods for petroleum products:
ASTM D93 A+B+C, ISO 2719 A+B+C, JIS K 2265-3 A+B,
IP 34 A+B, GOST R EN ISO 2719
Standard methods
ASTM D92, ISO 2592, JIS K 2265-4, AASHTO T48,
FTM 791-1103, IP 36, GOST 4333
Benefits at a Glance
Benefits at a Glance
``Integrated fire-extinguishing system automatically controlled
or manually released (requires N2 or CO2 gas)
``The One-Twist swivel-around multi-function head guarantees the safe and easy one-hand connection of all sensors
and actuators such as the shutter release, stirrer, igniter and
detector contacts
``A multi-detector combines the flash point detector and
the temperature probe in a solid housing with a perfectly
adjusted immersion depth
``Memory for 1000 tests, 20 operators, 100 sample names
``Statistical analysis (Min, Max, Mean, Repeatability)
``Data handling via USB stick for import into Excel®
or to LIMS
``Memory for 1000 tests, 20 operators, 100 sample names,
21 test methods
``Statistical analysis (Min, Max, Mean, Repeatability)
``Measures the flash point of silicone samples without
any problems
``Automatically lights up the test flame, relights it by an electric
igniter and suppresses the gas source at the end of the test
Pensky-Martens Flash Point Tester
Cleveland Flash & Fire Point Tester
Versatility by Options
PMA 4 SC Sample Changer
The Pensky-Martens closed-cup tester with sample changer
measures the flash point of up to 12 samples automatically.
PMA 4 SC is suitable for flammability applications on both
biodiesel and biodiesel blended fuels along with diesel, heating
oil and kerosene. It is also commonly used for other potentially
flammable liquids.
PMA 4 SC
On-site calibration
The calibration set is a mandatory accessory for all flash
point tester calibration programs. It is used to calibrate
the sample temperature sensor Pt100 dynamically against
certified liquid-in-glass thermometers.
The on-site calibration feature is very cost-effective and
available at any time.
ABA 4
TAG 4
PMA 5 PMA 4 SC
CLA 5
Multi-detector functionality check
The holding device for multi-detectors (PMA and ABA/TAG) allows
you to check the functionality of your Pt100 and thermo-couple
and enables calibration services to calibrate the Pt100.
The diagnosis function of the sensitive sensors prevents
unnecessary service costs in case of unexpected measurements.
ABA 4
TAG 4
PMA 5 PMA 4 SC
Small-scale samples
The test insert millicup for small sample volumes between
2 mL to 15 mL allows the application of the flash point
tester for small sample quantities.
A reduced sample volume of 80 % is valuable for the
cosmetics industry and also the R&D field.
ABA 4
TAG 4
PMA 5 PMA 4 SC
Versatility by stainless steel
The test insert is a stainless steel alternative to the 75 mL
standard type made of brass.
The multi-detector combines the flash point detector with a sturdy
stainless steel temperature probe. Although not in compliance with
official standards it extends the spectrum of samples.
ABA 4
TAG 4
PMA 5 PMA 4 SC
High Throughput
FPPNet – Software for automatic
flash point testers
The software serves the purpose of reading and evaluating test
data as well as controlling the automatic flash point testers
PMA 5, CLA 5, ABA 4, TAG 4, PMA 4 SC (sample changer
version) and their previous models (PMA 4, CLA 4).
It is easy to operate, with self explanatory menus.The flash point
tester is connected to the PC-RS232 interface by using a null
modem cable or the USB port.
Benefits at a Glance
``Monitoring of real-time test progress on the PC screen
``Traceable documentation of all parameter adjustments
``Graphical display of the sample temperature, heater
temperature and heating rate
Test procedures for the following flash point test methods:
Pensky Martens
ASTM D93-A+B+C, ISO 2719-A+B+C,
JIS K 2265
Cleveland
ASTM D92, ISO 2529, JIS K 2265
Abel
ISO 1516, ISO 1523, ISO 13736
Tag
ASTM D56, ASTM D3934,
ASTM D3941
User-defined programs Can differ from standard test methods
Operating system: MS Windows® | XP SP3 | Vista | Windows 7
Multi-detector ensures full conformity with
ASTM standard requirements
As clearly stated in the ASTM standards for closed-cup flash point
testing, e.g. ASTM D 93-07, the flash point values are a function
of the apparatus design and can therefore not be obtained by
different test methods, or with a different test apparatus. Only the
Anton Paar closed-cup flash point testers PMA 5, ABA 4, TAG 4
strictly follow these technical specifications without any constructive
deviation such as additional openings in the lid for placing a flash
point detector.
The solution is the Anton Paar multi-detector which combines the
flash point detector and the temperature probe in a solid housing.
Specifications
Technical specifications
Test programs
ABA 4 TAG 4
Abel flash point: ISO 13736, IP 170 | Equilibrium procedures: ISO 1523, IP 492, EN 924 | ISO 1516, IP 491 |
Optional Abel-Pensky: DIN 51755-1 | 2 individually
designable test programs
Tag flash point: ASTM D56, FTM 791-1101 | Equilibrium
procedures: ASTM D3941, ISO 1523, IP 492, EN 924 |
ASTM D3934, ISO 1516, IP 491 | 2 individually designable test programs
ABA 4 (air-cooled)
10 °C to 110 °C
TAG 4 (air-cooled)
10 °C to 110 °C
Operation
Configuration
Application range
(°C/°F selectable)
Ignition type
Stirring speed
Heating rate
Cooling by
Peltier elements
Barometric pressure
correction
Flash detection
Sample temperature
Test place
Safety
ABA 4 (liquid-cooled)
-30 °C to 110 °C
TAG 4 (liquid-cooled)
-30 °C to 110 °C
Gas and electric (interchangeable)
According to method or user-defined
According to method or user-defined
By built-in fan
With tap water or a lowcost circulation cooler
Flash point is automatically corrected to barometric
pressure
Thermocouple
Pt100
1 (standardized test insert with multi-detector included)
Overheat protection, automatic shut-off | Detects
a "flash" outside the cup | Test aborted by warning
message
Gas and electric (interchangeable)
–
According to method or user-defined
By built-in fan
With tap water or a lowcost circulation cooler
Flash point is automatically corrected to barometric
pressure
Thermocouple
Pt100
1 (standardized test insert with multi-detector included)
Overheat protection, automatic shut-off | Detects
a "flash" outside the cup | Test aborted by warning
message
Calibration
User self-made sample-temperature-sensor calibration:
dynamic against certified liquid-in-glass IP-thermometer or static by reference resistors | Barometric-pressure-sensor calibration
User self-made sample-temperature-sensor calibration: dynamic against certified liquid-in-glass ASTMthermometer or static by reference resistors | Barometric-pressure-sensor calibration
Handling
Splash-proof membrane touch-key panel with large
LCD | Space-saving footprint
Splash-proof membrane touch-key panel with large
LCD | Space-saving footprint
99 tests
2x RS232
Splash-proof membrane touch-key panel with
large LCD
99 tests
2x RS232
Splash-proof membrane touch-key panel with
large LCD
Documentation
Memory
Interfaces
Display
Requirements and dimensions
Power supply
Gas supply
115 V/230 V,
115 V/230 V,
50 Hz/60 Hz, 180 W
50 Hz/60 Hz, 150 W
50 mbar of propane or butane
115 V/230 V,
115 V/230 V,
50 Hz/60 Hz, 180 W
50 Hz/60 Hz, 150 W
50 mbar of propane or butane
Dimensions
230 mm x 470 mm x 470 mm (W x D x H)
230 mm x 470 mm x 470 mm (W x D x H)
Weight net
8 kg
8 kg
Technical specifications
Test programs
PMA 5
CLA 5
ASTM D93 A+B+C | ISO 2719 A+B+C | JIS 2265-3 A+B |
IP 34 A+B | GOST R EN ISO 2719 | 15 individually
designable test programs
ASTM D92 | ISO 2592 | JIS K 2265-4 | AASHTO T48 |
FTM 791-1103 | IP 36 | GOST 4333 | 10 individually
designable test programs
Up to 405 °C
Up to 400 °C
Gas and electric (interchangeable)
According to method or user-defined
According to method or user-defined
Built-in forced air (fan)
Gas
–
According to methods, programmable and pre-heat mode
Built-in forced air (fan)
Flash point is automatically corrected to barometric
pressure
Thermocouple
Pt100
1 (standardized test insert with multi-detector included)
Overheat protection, automatic shut-off | Automated fireextinguishing system | A potential-free alarm relay contact
is also available to connect a fire suppression or remote
alarm system | Password protection | Detects a "flash"
outside the cup | Test aborted by warning message
User self-made sample-temperature-sensor calibration:
dynamic against certified liquid-in-glass ASTM-thermometer or against up to 21 user-defined temperature points
from an external calibration certificate or static by reference
resistors | Barometric-pressure-sensor calibration
Flash point is automatically corrected to barometric
pressure
Ionization detector
Pt100
1 (standardized test insert)
Overheat protection, automatic shut-off | Test aborted
by warning message
Splash-proof membrane key panel with color display |
Jog shuttle with LED indication for input of test parameters, sample name and program selection | Selection
of °C or °F, as well as further test parameters | Multilanguage user support (English, German, French) |
Progress of test displayed in different colors (user-defined) |
The jog shuttle and 4 softkeys underneath the display
are used for operation
Splash-proof membrane key panel with color display |
Jog shuttle with LED indication for input of test parameters, sample name and program selection | Selection
of °C or °F, as well as further test parameters | Multilanguage user support (English, German, French) |
Progress of test displayed in different colors (user-defined) |
The jog shuttle and 4 softkeys underneath the display
are used for operation
1000 tests, 20 operator names and 100 samples
Mean, Min, Max, Repeatability
3x USB, 1x RS232, 1x LAN
Optional keyboard/bar code reader
5.7'' QVGA color; real-time measurement displayed
1000 tests, 20 operator names and 100 samples
Mean, Min, Max, Repeatability
3x USB, 1x RS232, 1x LAN
Optional keyboard/bar code reader
5.7'' QVGA color; real-time measurement displayed
Operation
Configuration
Application range
(°C/°F selectable)
Ignition type
Stirring speed
Heating rate
Cooling
Barometric pressure
correction
Flash detection
Sample temperature
Test place
Safety
Calibration
Handling
User self-made sample-temperature-sensor calibration:
dynamic against certified liquid-in-glass ASTM-thermometer or against up to 21 user-defined temperature points
from an external calibration certificate or static by reference
resistors | Barometric-pressure-sensor calibration
Documentation
Memory
Statistics
Interfaces
Input options
Display
Requirements and dimensions
Power supply
Gas supply
Dimensions
Weight net
115/230 V, 50/60 Hz, 1000 W
Test flame: 50 mbar of propane or butane | Fire extinguisher: 6 bar to 12 bar of nitrogen or carbon dioxide
230 mm x 410 mm x 460 mm (W x D x H)
14 kg
Technical specifications of PMA 4 SC: Next page
115 V/230 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 600 W
50 mbar of propane or butane
230 mm x 390 mm x 460 mm (W x D x H)
12 kg
Specifications
PMA 4 SC Standard Methods
ASTM D93 A+B+C, ISO 2719 A+B+C, JIS K 2265-3, IP 34 A+B
Technical Specifications
Application range
Up to 405 °C (°C/°F selectable)
Test places
1 to 12
Ignition
Gas and electric (interchangeable)
Heating
According to method or user-defined
Stirring
According to method or user-defined
Cooling
Built-in forced air (fan)
Flash detection
Thermocouple
Sample temperature Pt100
Barometric pressure Automatic correction
correction
Safety
Overheat protection, automatic shut-off,
fire-extinguishing system, detects a "flash"
outside the cup, test aborted by warning
message
Interfaces
Depending on PC configuration
Gas supply
``Test flame: 50 mbar of propane or butane
``Fire extinguisher: 6 bar to 12 bar of
nitrogen or carbon dioxide
Power supply
115 V/230 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 1000 W
Dimensions
900 mm x 490 mm x 620 mm (W x D x H)
Weight
35 kg
Go Beyond the Conventional Scope
Extended Measuring Range for ABA 4
and TAG 4
Thanks to state-of-the-art Peltier element technology two cooling
versions are available for ABA 4 and TAG 4: an economical
version with internal air cooling for flash point measurements
from +10 °C to +110 °C and and a low-temperature version with
a low-cost external liquid cooling from -30 °C to +110 °C. This
enables you to go beyond the conventional scope of the method.
ABA 4 and TAG 4 are suitable for flash point applications on jet
fuels, solvents, chemicals etc. and give you the choice between
gas or electric ignition as well as conducting both static and
dynamic Pt100 sample calibration. ABA 4 and TAG 4 also provide
automatic barometric pressure correction and thermocouple flash
point detection.
More applications – High safety:
Versatile CLA 5
Only the Anton Paar Cleveland open-cup (COC) flash and fire
point tester CLA 5 measures flash points of silicone samples
without any problems.
CLA 5 is also commonly used for flash and fire point applications of lubricants or bituminous material. It automatically measures and describes the properties of a sample in response to
heat and a test flame under controlled conditions. The flash point
measures the tendency to form a flammable mixture with air while
the fire point indicates the tendency of sustained burning.
For skin forming bituminous materials, ease of use is enhanced by
an optional automatic skin removal kit. CLA 5 meets the highest
safety standards. In addition to overheat protection and automatic
heat shut-off during the test, an optional stainless steel sample
temperature sensor Pt100 increases operating safety.
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Specifications subject to change without notice.
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