MINIFLASH TOUCH is a uniquely designed flash point tester for the determination of flashpoints of liquids and solids, using the Grabner flash point detection method of measuring the instantaneous pressure increase inside the continuously closed chamber, triggered by an energy-controlled electric arc. Heating the test chamber from the top avoids condensation of high volatile compounds, significantly improving the test results. Its continuously closed cup design and small sample volume of only 1-2 mL offers maximum safety, avoids offensive fumes in the testing area and reduces sample waste. The fast thermoelectric cooling at the end of a test and the fast and easy handling of the instrument save expensive labor time.
The full color touch-screen of the MINIFLASH TOUCH runs on Microsoft® Windows® software and features an intuitive menu navigation that requires no training for flashpoint testing. Along with its convenient touch screen design, the MINIFLASH TOUCH offers an extended temperature range from 0 to 400°C, hassle-free communication with USB, Ethernet, LIMS and PCs and nearly unlimited storage capacity for programs and results.
MINIFLASH determines the flash point according to ASTM D6450 and according to the advanced ASTM D7094 standard. This procedure describes the “Standard Test Method for Flash Point by Modified Continuously Closed Cup (MCCCFP)”, which offers the highest repeatability and reproducibility and an excellent correlation to the D93 Pensky-Martens method: “There is no statistically significant bias observed between ASTM D7094 and ASTM D93 Procedure A” as concluded during the last Round Robin. Furthermore, test results are equivalent to other well known standards such as Abel and TAG, and thanks to its unique design MINIFLASH can be used for more difficult applications such as flash-point testing of contaminated samples like diesel fuel in lube oil or gasoline in diesel fuel and for biodiesel testing.
The new MINIFLASH TOUCH analyzer also includes improved methods for simulation of EN ISO 3679 and EN ISO 3680. Due to true portability and rugged housing, the MINIFLASH TOUCH is also the perfect solution for mobile labs and military applications.