Flash Point is defined as “the lowest temperature of a liquid at which its vapours will form a combustible mixture with air”. It is a convenient and reliable classification of the “flammability” of many substances.
- 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.
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
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 minimising 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 ignitor.
- Flash Point test in less than 2 minutes
- Small sample size - 2ml (0.067 fl oz) or 4ml (0.135 fl oz)
- Electronic Peltier cooling effect