Grabner Instruments Launches New Flashpoint Tester MINIFLASH FP Vision

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – With AMETEK Grabner Instruments’ new flash point analyzer, the MINIFLASH FP Vision, safety comes first. The MINIFLASH FP Vision determines the flash point of flammable liquid mixtures according to ASTM D6450 and ASTM D7094. These test methods, with continuously closed-cup, are the safest for flash point testing and their results are rated equivalent to ASTM 93/ISO 2719 Pensky Martens.

The MINIFLASH FP Vision is the latest addition to the Grabner Instruments Vision product line. The company has two other Industry 4.0-ready analyzers, the MINIVAP VP Vision and the MINISCAN IR Vision. Grabner launched the vapor pressure tester MINIVAP VP Vision in 2015, followed in 2017 by the MINISCAN IR Vision, which is designed for FTIR Fuel analyzation.

The MINIFLASH FP Vision determines flash points between -45 and 120°C (-50 to 248°F). The high temperature version of the instrument, the MINIVAP FPH Vision, determines flash points between 10 and 400°C (50 to 752°F). The advanced Peltier technology used in the instruments allows for fastest cooling cycles and sample turnaround. It also extends instrument life by ensuring optimal thermoelectrical regulation. Grabner’s flash point analyzers are approved by the US Department of Transport, RCRA, US Navy and NATO.

The new flash point testers feature several technical improvements, such as inclusion of the test method IP 620 and an automatic sample loading and ejection system. The new IP 620 regulates rapid equilibrium closed-cup measurements of flash points for paints, varnishes, adhesives, solvents and petroleum. The automatic sample loading and ejection system reduces the chance of accidental spillage and ensures maximum safety during flash point determination.

The automatic ignition cleaning MINIFLASH FP Vision and MINIFLASH FPH Vision are fully compatible with COCKPITTM Software for Vision analyzers.

Offered under a freemium licensing scheme, COCKPITTM Software for Vision analyzers expands the capabilities of Grabner analyzers. With the premium COCKPITTM SQC version, for example, laboratories can introduce quality assurance programs in full compliance with ASTM D6299-17.

Preorder of the MINIVAP FP VISION and MINIVAP FPH VISION in the United States begins on May 28th, 2019. The first instruments will ship out of the Vienna, Austria factory in September 2019.

ABOUT GRABNER INSTRUMENTS

Grabner Instruments, a subsidiary of AMETEK Inc., is considered one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of automatic petroleum testing equipment. Grabner Instruments’ success is based on the development of portable, rugged and easy-to-operate fuel and oil analyzers for accurate quality control in the laboratory as well as for fast on-site tests in mobile lab facilities.

AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of approximately $5 billion. AMETEK’s corporate growth plan is based on four key strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions and Alliances, Global and Market Expansion, and New Products. AMETEK is an NYSE-listed stock as well as a component of the S&P 500 and the Russell 1000 Indexes.