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104044 - Small Scale Auto FP Analyser (ASTM D3828, D3278, D7236)

PAC’s Herzog OptiFlash is the new benchmark in flash point analysis and a result of 50 years of experience in automated flash point measurement. OptiFlash is designed to perfectly meet today’s expectations on user convenience, quality and safety. The OptiFlash accurately detects flashpoint for petroleum products, biodiesels, solvents, chemicals, paints aand varnishes, food and beverages. The OptiFlash is fully compliant with all leading global standards.

Test Methods
• ASTM D3828, ASTM D3278, ASTM D7236 (Ramp Method)
• ISO 3679, ISO 3680
• EN ISO 3679, EN ISO 3680
• IP523, IP524, IP534 (Ramp Method)

Main Features
• Flash Point Measuring Range between 0 and +135°C (no external cooler required)
• Built in Cooling System (low temperature model)
• Easy Sample Injection with Syringe
• Easy Cleaning with removable shutter
• High Throughput
• Detection for Flash outside of the cup
• Built in QC-Chart for trend monitoring
• User friendly Touch Screen with alpha numeric key pad

Technical details:

Measuring Range for Small Scale Low Temp. model:
Flash Points between 0°C and +135°C
With built in Peltier Cooler (No external cooler required)
Order numbers 104044, 104045, 104042, 104043

Measuring Range for Small Scale Ultra Low Temp. model down to -30C:
Flash Points between -30°C and +135°C
With built in Peltier Cooler and additional liquid circuit for external external cooler to support the Peltier Cooler
For Flash Point 0°C to 135°C: no external cooler required
For Flash Point -20°C to 0°C: external cooler with 80W @ -20°C required
For Flash Point below -20°C: external cooler with 110W @ -40°C required
Order numbers 104040, 104041

Measuring Range for Small Scale High Temp. Model:
Flash Points between 30 to 300°C
Order numbers 104046, 104047, 104048, 104049

Cooling System:
Built in Peltier Cooling system for fast pre cooling and cooling at test end (only for small Scale Low Temp. and Small Scale down to-30C)

Heating System:
Separate heater element allow for fast heating mode Test method or user-defined heat rate from 0.2 to 6 °C/min.

Temperature Measurement:
Pt 100 probe, 10 Calibration Points
Temperature range -50°C to +450°C
Resolution 0.1°C

Ignition Source:
Intelligent Electric Igniter with automatic power management over life time or automatic Gas Ignition with gas flame monitoring
Test Method or user-defined
Test Interval from 0.5 to 5 °C

Barometric Pressure Sensor:
Built in barometric pressure sensor for automatic barometric pressure correction for the Flash Point, Pressure units mbar, hPa, kPa, mmHg or Torr.

Flash Detection System:
Unique Thermal Flash Point Detection which can detect Flash Point of all sample types

User Interface:
7” Colored Touch screen, virtual alpha numeric keypad, Barcode Reader, Language English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese

Result Documentation:
Database for 500 results, 200 products, User defined result reports for printer and LIMs

Printer: Any printer with USB Interface and PCL5 or higher, automatic print out
LIMS interface: Ethernet or RS232, user defined Data String, automatic LIMS transfer
Data Export: USB Memory Stick, Import into Excel
QC-Functions: Automatic QC-sample handling and QC-Chart


Fire Extinguisher:
2 built-in fire sensors for detection of fire or just flash outside of the cup,
Fire extinguishing System with external inert gas supply, Alarm relay to link OptiFlash to a lab alarm system

Safety pre test:
By doing safety pre dip ins the unit can detect high volatile contamination in normally high flash point samples and avoid a risk of fire

Alarm Functions:
Automatic detection of method or safety violations.
User selects test termination or alarm message

Password Protection:
Different Access levels for Operator, Service or Lab Manager

Calibration and Diagnostics:
User defined Calibration Intervals Automatic Diagnostic functions

Options for Small Scale High Temperature:
Fire extinguishing system with ultra fast optical sensor, Gas Ignition system

Options for Small Scale Low Temperature:
Fire extinguishing system with ultra fast optical sensor, OptiFlash Cooling module for external cooling connection, External Cooler for Flash Points down to -20°C with 80W @ -20°C, External Cooler for Flash Points below -20°C with 110W @ -40°C, Gas Ignition System

Accessories: Barcode Reader, Printer


Electrical: 115Vor230VAC ±10% switchable; 50-60Hz, 500W
Ambient Conditions: Temp. max. 10° to 35°C; recommended 15° to 25°C Hum.: 80% rel. at 35°C
Storage temperature: -15 to +55°C
Dimensions: 25 cm x 51 cm x 56 cm (W x D x H)
Weight: 25kg