Automated Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Flash Point Tester


Since 1966, Tanaka has been delivering automated flash point testers for higher productivity at petroleum laboratories. The theme of the 8th generation model series is “ Ergonomic, Versatile, Robust and Safe “

●Ergonomic: Color coordinated display and switches for high visibility / intuitive operation, and universal design
●Versatile: USB port for USB flash drive or keyboard, password protection and enhanced data storage
●Robust: Premium design and high quality finish suited for many years of reliable use
●Safe: Enhanced safety with fire containment system (Default for apm, atg & aco, optional for abl)

Further improved Swing Arm Assembly for easy setting and cleaning :
After inserting the test cup in the instrument, just lower the swing arm assembly onto the test cup to set all the necessary components for the test, including the ignition source, temperature sensor, flash detector and stirrer (in case of apm, atg and abl series). After the test, lift the arm to the complete upright positon for easy cleaning.

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Numerous test methods are built in to accommodate various samples: Procedure-A for homogeneous petroleum liquids such as distillate fuels, Procedure-B for residual fuel oils and some other non-homogeneous liquids, Procedure-C for biodiesel, SPE mode for samples with unknown expected flash point, CRM mode for CRMs, Custom mode where heating rate, etc. can be set freely, and ISO 15267 mode for animal and vegetable fats and oils.

Furthermore, it is standard equipped with fire containment system. It can extinguish fire effectively by flowing quenching gas (N2 or CO2) from external connection port.


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Test Methods ASTM D93, ISO 2719, ISO 15267, IP 34, JIS K 2265-3
Measuring Range Ambient to 370℃
Temperature Sensor PT-100 in stainless steel sheath
Flash Detector CRC thermocouple
Ignition Source Gas flame or electric coil
I/O Port RC-232C and USB, 1 each
Size (W x D x H) 230 x 470 x 390 mm
Weight 19 kg
Power Consumption AC 100 to 120 V 800 VA (max) 50 / 60Hz
AC 220 to 240 V 800 VA (max) 50 / 60Hz