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  • MINIFLASH TOUCH - New Portable Flash Point Tester Launched

    Grabner Instruments launches MINIFLASH TOUCH, its new analyzer for easy and safe flash point testing of petroleum products and solvents. MINIFLASH TOUCH is the latest addition to the Grabner Instruments line of portable flashpoint testers, that combines all of the field-proven advantages of the MINIFLASH tester line with a new convenient touch-screen design. The touch-screen runs on a ...

  • Grabner Instruments Introduces Trend-Setting New Instrument for Vapor Pressure Testing

    AMETEK Grabner Instruments, a worldwide leader in automatic petroleum testers, announces the launch of a new, highly versatile and portable vapor pressure tester- the MINI VAP VP Vision. The new analyzer features significant improvements in terms of measurement range that allows one instrument to measure gasoline, jet fuel, crude oil, LPG and solvents (without needing to attach a pressure ...

  • D7094 Flashpoint Method Accepted For ASTM D7467 Biodiesel Blend Specifications

    AMETEK Grabner Instruments’ ASTM D7094 flashpoint method made history in 2013, when ASTM members accepted the method for ASTM Diesel Fuel and Kerosene specifications. Recently, ASTM members expressed their confidence again in the method and voted to include the flashpoint method in ASTM D7467 Biodiesel (B6 to B20) specifications. A inter-laboratory study in 2013 using AMETEK Grabner ...

  • ASTM D975 - 11b Standard Specification for Diesel Fuel Oils

    This specification covers seven grades of diesel fuel oils suitable for various types of diesel engines. These grades are: Grade No. 1-D S15; Grade No. 1-D S500; Grade No. 1-D S5000; Grade No. 2-D S15; Grade No. 2-D S500; Grade No. 2-D S5000; and Grade No. 4-D. The requirements specified for diesel fuel oils shall be determined in accordance with the following test methods: flash point; cloud ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D1655 - 11b standard specification for aviation turbine fuels

    This specification covers purchases of aviation turbine fuel under contract and is intended primarily for use by purchasing agencies. This specification does not include all fuels satisfactory for reciprocating aviation turbine engines, but rather, defines the following specific types of aviation fuel for civil use: Jet A; and Jet A-1. The ...


    By ASTM International

  • New Autosampler for Vapor Pressure Testing

    AMETEK Grabner Instruments introduces the new RUN12 Autosampler for rapid and continuous vapor pressure testing of up to 12 samples in one run. The Autosampler was developed to achieve the highest sample throughput for gasoline and solvent vapor pressure measurement. The Autosampler´s corrosion-resistant construction makes it exceptionally fit for testing plain or aggressive samples filled ...

  • Miniflash touch trailblazer for the new age in flashpoint testing

    Grabner Instruments MINIFLASH TOUCH is a uniquely designed portable flash-point tester that uses the Grabner continuously closed cup method to determine the flash point of petroleum products, liquids and solids. It combines all of the field-proven advantages of the MINIFLASH tester line with a new full color touch screen design. The MINIFLASH method offers the highest repeatability and ...

  • New Feature: Vapor Pressure Testing of LPG

    Grabner Instruments, a subsidiary of AMETEK, Inc. has upgraded its top-selling portable vapor pressure tester - the MINIVAP VPXpert. After extensive testing Grabner Instruments has released a new method to test Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) up to 1000 kPa pressure. The MINIVAP VPXpert tests according to ASTM ...

  • US dot issues emergency testing order for transport of crude oils

    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued an Emergency Testing Order that requires all shippers to test crude oil from the Bakken region to ensure the proper identification of the crude oil before it is transported by rail. The Emergency Testing Order is in response to a number of recent incidents involving the derailment of trains transporting crude oil from Canada to the United ...

  • Flash point determination of Asphalt, Tar and Bitumen by use of Grabner miniflash

    Measuring flashpoint of asphalt, bitumen or tar is a most challenging test. Industrial coal tar pitch for example is solid at ambient temperature, softens around 100-130°C and becomes fully liquid at 180°C. When cooled down the tar sample becomes rock solid in seconds, making it difficult to clean flashpoint testing equipment and to continue with the measurements. The MINIFLASH flashpoint tester ...

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