Petrolab Company

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Petrolab Company® offers a wide range of measurement instruments for testing quality and compliance with transportation regulations for flavors, and food components.


 Press Releases

  • MINIFLASH FP Vision is uniquely designed to determine the flashpoints of liquids and solids. The analyzer uses a Grabner flashpoint detection method, which is triggered by an energy-controlled electric arc and measures instantaneous pressure increase inside a closed chamber. By heating the test chamber from the top, the analyzer prevents condensation of high volatile compounds and guarantees improved test results.

    MINIFLASH FP Vision continuously closed cup design and small sample volume of only 1-2 mL offer maximum safety. No offensive fumes are released in the testing area and little to no sample waste is registered when performing a flashpoint test. The fast thermoelectric cooling at the end of each flashpoint test plus the easy handling of the instrument also save expensive labor time.

    MINIFLASH FP Vision is part of the Vision analyzer line. Vision analyzers support remote access to test results via the COCKPITTM Software and are equipped with a full-color touchscreen. The touchscreen of the MINIFLASH Vision features an easy-to-use graphical interface and eliminates the need for training. Any technician can run a flashpoint test with the MINIFLASH FP Vision! As other analyzers of the Vision product line, MINIFLASH FP Vision offers hassle-free communication with USB, Ethernet, LIMS and PCs and nearly unlimited storage capacity for test results.

    Grabner Instruments offers two versions of MINIFLASH FP VisionMINIFLASH FPH Vision, for high temperatures up to 400°C, and MINIFLASH FP Vision, for temperatures between -25 to 120°C.

    The flashpoint testers determine flashpoint according to ASTM D6450 and according to the advanced ASTM D7094 standard. This procedure describes the “Standard Test Method for Flashpoint by Modified Continuously Closed Cup (MCCCFP)”, which offers the highest repeatability and reproducibility and an excellent correlation to the D93 Pensky-Martens method. The official statement from the ASTM committee reads: "there is no statistically significant bias observed between ASTM D7094 and ASTM D93 Procedure A”. Also, ASTM D7094 has been approved by the ASTM committee for the Diesel Fuel and Kerosene specifications ASTM D975D396D2880 and D3699.

  • Petrolab Company along with Grabner Instruments, is pleased to launch the new MINIFLASH FPA Vision Autosampler, the latest addition to the Vision-series product line. The FPA is an automated accessory specifically developed for use with any MINIFLASH FP Vision analyzer. Its modular design creates scalability, giving the option to expand with an autosampler at any time. Full-compatibility with Grabner’s Vision-series of flashpoint analyzers allows a single autosampler to handle flashpoint measurements between -13 and 752°F (-25 and 400°C) and exchanging analyzers takes seconds.

    MINIFLASH FPA provides a sample position increase of 50% over the previous generation FLA model, which in turn means less-frequent carousel changes and longer, uninterrupted runtime. This resource efficiency translates to increased profitability from FP-Vision analyzers as daily sample-throughput can be significantly increased while reducing cost of operation.

    With a benchtop footprint of only ~1.9 ft² (0.18 m²), the FPA maintains Grabner’s focus on “mini methods”. Its industrial-grade coatings, electronics, motors, and hardware provide a robust design that is suited for continuous operation in the busiest laboratories and harsh environments. The MINIFLASH FPA Vision comes equipped with liquid cooling ports, allowing an external chiller to regulate the sample drawer’s internal temperature. Grabner Instruments has raised the bar for their class-defining flashpoint autosamplers by creating unmatched scalability, durability, and simplicity through innovation.

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  • MiniFlash FPA Vision Autosampler
    MINIFLASH FPA Vision Autosampler is the latest addition to the Vision-series product line, an automated accessory specifically developed for use with the MINIFLASH FP Vision flashpoint analyzer....

  • The MINIFLASH FPA Vision Autosampler is the latest addition to the Vision-series product line, an automated accessory specifically developed for use with the MINIFLASH FP Vision analyzer. (Photo shows FP Vision and Autosampler). The modular design offers the flexibility to expand with an autosampler anytime. MINIFLASH FPA Vision autosampler can be used interchangeably with all FP Vision Series analyzers.

    The MINIFLASH FPA Vision comes equipped with cabinet cooling capabilities, allowing users to connect an external liquid cooling line. Once connected, the sample cabinet temperature can be controlled, ensuring that the samples are not exposed to elevated operational temperatures. Additionally, the MINIFLASH FPA Vision provides a sample position increase of 50%, which in turn means less-frequent carousel changes and longer uninterrupted runtimes. This ultimately leads to more samples processed per day without a need for more resources, offering more profitability.

    With a benchtop footprint of only ~1.9 ft² (.18 m²), the FPA Vision maintains a “mini” status. Its industrial-grade coatings, electronics, motors, and hardware provide a robust design that is perfect for severe work environments in busy laboratories.

    Key Benefits
    Increased Sample Throughput
    • A sample position increase of 50% results in less-frequent carousel changes and longer, uninterrupted runtimes. This resource efficiency translates into increased profitability from FP-Vision analyzers as daily sample-throughput can be significantly increased while reducing cost of operation.

    Cockpit PC Software™
    • When combined with the Industry 4.0-ready FP Vision analyzer, the FPA autosampler joins the Vision platform and integrates with enterprise level networks via Cockpit PC Software. This allows autosampler measurement play lists and results to be transferred instantly between locations. The Cockpit PC Software can organize the data from a global network of Vision-series analyzers on any enterprise server, allowing access anytime from anywhere.

    Flexibility and Reliability
    • When connecting either FP Vision or FPH Vision, a single autosampler is transformed into a high or low temperature flashpoint laboratory. FPA’s modular design practically eliminates downtime during scheduled maintenance or service by attaching a spare or rental FP(H)Vision. By separating the analyzer and autosampler, each component may be moved or shipped with ease.
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