Rapid Tester

Flash Point Testing:

Quality Assurance; Compliance Testing; Fuel Dilution

Product Datasheet

Quality Assurance – Verify the formulation of liquid products with flammable ingredients. Compliance Testing – Often required by regulatory agencies before transport or disposal of liquids. Fuel Dilution – Determine the relative percentage of fuel in engine crank case oil to forecast the need for engine rebuilding.

Fast Test-Small Sample

Test time is only one minute with a 2 ml sample for flash points below 100°C (212°F). You can run ten tests with the Rapid Tester® in the time that it takes to perform just one by other methods. The 2 ml/4 ml sample is a fraction of the large sample required by other flash point methods. This reduces sampling and disposal problems while improving safety. Digital circuitry permits simple adjustment and precise automatic regulation of test temperatures. Depress the Preset switch while turning the Temperature Control knob until the target temperature is displayed. Test cup temperature is automatically shown on the LCD display.

Two Models

Closed cup models are used for flash point testing (RT 01). The Rapid Tester® Open Cup Model RT-02 is used for combustibility testing.

Follow these 3 simple steps for fast, accurate flash point values:

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Independent laboratory testing has demonstrated that the ASTM D 3828 test method utilized by the Rapid Tester® correlates well with other flash point methods. In ASTM D-2 Round Robin testing it was found that the ASTM D 3828 test method has the following correlation coefficients: D 3828 (Rapid Tester®) vs. D 56 (Tag) = 0.9949 D 3828 (Rapid Tester®) vs. D 93 (Pensky-Martens) = 0.9943 D 56 vs. D 93 = 0.9926

The Rapid Tester® is a semiautomatic instrument for determining the flash point temperature/combustibility of flammable liquids. Closed cup test temperatures from ambient to 572°F (300°C) are automatically controlled by the digitally preset target temperature circuitry. Integral LCD display, NIST traceable thermometer, disposable fuel tank and electronic timer are standard.

In accordance with:

ASTM D 3278“Flash Point of Liquids by Small Scale Closed Cup Apparatus”
ASTM D 3828“Flash Point by Small Scale Closed Tester”
ASTM D 4206“Sustained Burning of Liquid Mixtures Using the Small Scale Open-Cup Apparatus”
BS 3900 Part A11“Small Scale Test for Combustibility”
BS 3900 Part A13“Rapid Test for Flash Point - Danger
BS 3900 Part A14“Rapid Tests for Flash Point - Paints
and Varnishes”
CPSC CFR 16-1500.43a“Federal Hazardous Substances
Act Regulations”
DOT CFR 49-173.115“Flammable, Combustible, and
Pyrophoric liquids, definitions”
IATA Resolution 618Section 3.3.4 and 3.3.5
Attachment A
IP 303Flash Point by Closed Rapid Tester”
ISO 3679“Paints, Varnishes, Petroleum and
Related Products - Determination of
Flash Point - Rapid Equilibrium
ISO 3680“Paints, Varnishes, Petroleum and
Related Products - Flash/No Flash
Test - Rapid Equilibrium Method”
OSHA 29CFR 1910-106“Program Directive 100”
OSHA 29CFR 1910-1200“Hazard Communication”