Flashpoint Monitoring Articles

  • Tunnel Freezing and Flash Freezing Food with Nitrogen: Oxygen Monitors and Why They May Required

    New developments in cryogenic freezing are transforming the frozen food industry by making it easier to freeze all sorts of items quickly while retaining the highest nutritional value. Cryogenic and tunnel freezers are easy to use, yet they pose a hidden health risk. Learn why you may need an O2 monitor if your frozen food manufacturing facility relies on cryogenic freezers. How Cryogenic ...

  • Guide for Measuring Fuel Dilution in Lubricating Oil

    Fuel dilution in oil can cause serious engine damage. High levels of fuel (>2%) in a lubricant can result in decreased viscosity, oil degradation, loss of dispersancy, and loss of oxidation stability. Fuel dilution is one of the most important lubricant failure modes in internal combustion engines. It usually occurs due to ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • White Paper - Differences between the BTD-300 and an electric field mill

    The Biral Thunderstorm Detector BTD-300 provides real-time detection and ranging of thunderstorm activity within 83 km (51 miles). The sensor bases thunderstorm warnings on the detection and range of lightning flashes, as well as the presence of strong electric fields and electrically charged precipitation occurring at the installation site. The strong electric fields and charged precipitation ...

  • The importance of including the natural variability of lightning strength in assessment of thunderstorm range uncertainty

    A method of estimating lightning distance from a single-site lightning detector is to measure the change in electrostatic field produced by the lightning strike. This can be measured directly using slow-response antennas or indirectly by identifying features of the electromagnetic (radio) signal. Other techniques are used, but tend to suffer from increased range uncertainty due to increased ...

  • All I Want For Christmas is low CO2 – how Analox do Christmas lights

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the team at Analox have taken a different step into Christmas with this year’s Christmas lights. There are several Christmas trees dotted around the Analox office, and at first glance they look like normal trees with normal decorations. However if you look at them closely, you will see that all the lights flash ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • What is the difference between open and closed cup flash point?

    Flash point tests are used to show the lowest temperature that a volatile substance is vapourised into a flammable gas. This is done by introducing a source of ignition, then waiting for the “flash” where the substance is ignited. There are a wide range of methods but most are available in open or closed cup formats – ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • White Paper - BTD-300: Principle of Operation

    The Biral Thunderstorm Detector BTD-300 provides real-time detection and ranging of thunderstorm activity within 83 km (51 miles). The sensor bases thunderstorm warnings on the detection and range of lightning flashes, as well as the presence of strong electric fields and electrically charged precipitation occurring at the installation site. The strong electric fields and charged precipitation ...

  • Fire and Smoke Detection System - A must have Component in Aircrafts

    Summary: Fire and Smoke detector system is one of the must have components of aircrafts of any kind. They ensure safety of the passengers by giving indications of any kind of fire burst. Here you find a brief on the significances and the types of life securing fire and smoke detection systems. What are the Significances of Fire Detection Systems? One of ...


  • Advances in flashpoint testing: economic impact

    Flashpoint testing is one of the oldest methods of the ASTM D02 Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, which was formed in 1904. The most prevalent standards are ASTM D56 (Tag Method), D92 (Cleveland Method), and D93 (Pensky-Martens Method). These classical techniques, commonly referred to as open-cup and closedcup methods, share a common principle: A test flame is lowered into the ...

  • Vapor Suppressing Sorbent

    SDI PetroZorb is a granular sorbent that makes sorbed flammable liquids non-hazardous by suppression of the vapor pressure. At typically recommended levels of application, standard ASTM closed cup flash point measurements indicate that the sorbed liquid has flash points above the flammable hazard limit of 1400 F for a range of fuels and industrial and ...


    By Safety DImensions (SDI)

  • Who Says Sorbents Cannot Eliminate Flammability ?

    This presentation aims to show the basis for the explosion-hazard elimination action of this microporous zeolitic sorbent. This absorbent spill cleanup-up product is intended for application to flammable liquid spills in order to reduce the flammability hazard and to generate a product that may be disposed of as waste with no flammability hazard.  In order to achieve an appropriate reduction ...


    By Safety DImensions (SDI)

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