Flash Point is defined as "the lowest temperature of a liquid at which its vapors will form a combustible mixture with air". It is a convenient and reliable classification of the "flammability" of many substances.
With a wide range of features, the Elcometer 6910/1 closed cup flash point tester ensures ease of operation and requires minimum operator skill. Flash point test parameters are set via the keypad and a digital display provides temperature, sample size, test time and flash detection status. Default 'Auto' values are available for standard test conditions.
The Elcometer 6910 Closed Cup Tester can test from ambient to 300°C (572°F). Temperature is factory calibrated but facilities for user verification and calibration are incorporated.
The Setaflash Series 3 Active-Cool Tester offers the same features as the Elcometer 6910/1 Setaflash but is fitted with a cup suitable for testing corrosive samples.
It has been designed to carry out Flash/No Flash tests rapidly and efficiently to determine the Flash Point of liquids and semi-solids in the 10°C to 130°C (50°F to 266°F) temperature range.
Flash Point is automatically detected using a thermally activated detector, reducing the risk of operator error and minimizing the potential danger of inhaling fumes during a test. A rechargeable gas tank with On/Off switch and fine adjustment are integral to the unit. Supplied with a 2ml (0.067fl oz) syringe and igniter.
To test below the ambient temperature, an optional cooling module, suitable for temperatures as low as 0°C (32°F), should be ordered.
Elcometer offers a range of Flash Point testing equipment, including:
- Open Cup tests - simulate an un-contained condition, for example a spillage.
- Closed Cup tests - simulate an enclosed environment, for example storage in a tank or sealed container and are usually specified due to improved precision.
Measuring Flash Point
Most industries need to test the Flash Point of raw materials, products or waste to ensure:
- Product quality - as a measure of consistency and performance comparison
- Compliance testing - to test safety classification for handling, storage, transport and waste
- In-service analysis - tests on in-use oils and other substances for contamination / adulteration
- General safety - to evaluate hazard potential
- Specifications - to check conformance.