The PMA 5 from Anton Paar is a Pensky-Martens closed cup flash point tester that performs flash point testing of petroleum products to the ASTM D93 A, B and C methods. The addition of the ASTM D93 method-C means it is suitable for pure biodiesel (B100).
ASTM D93-C states that automated apparatus with electronic flash point detection is most suitable. Since the flash point of residual alcohols present in biodiesel can be difficult to observe by manual techniques.
Additionally the heating rate in Method-C ensures that erroneously high test results are not collected when testing pure biodiesel samples.
With an integrated fire extinguisher as standard, PMA 5 ensures user safety. Among the features of this highly versatile bench-top instrument are over-temperature protection, splash-proof membrane keypad and automatic barometric pressure correction. The PMA 5 also offers both gas and electric ignition options standard. In addition, the instrument features a convenient to use multi-function head for easy one-hand simultaneous connection of all sensors and actuators.
PMA 5 comes completely ready for testing with automatic test routines, rapid search and user definable programs. The easy-to-operate analyser features the latest electronics, including a 5.7-inch colour graphics display and Pmove® jog wheel for input of program selection, test parameters and sample name.
Test results are always to hand. Data for 1000 tests is stored in the instrument or you can connect a print or directly into your system via its Ethernet connection.