asc-8c Automated Small Scale Closed Cup Flash Point Tester

ASTM D3278, ASTM D3828, ASTM D7236, ISO 3679, ISO 3680, IP 523, IP 524 & more

The 8th generation of Tanaka's Flash Point Testers, the asc-8c uses a Small Scale Closed Cup method for supreme accuracy. Features an ergonomic color-coordinated display for high visibility and intuitive operation with a universal design. It's robust design and high quality finish ensure years of reliable use. Includes enhanced versatility with interchangeable ignition source from gas to electric or vice versa. Easily installed and/or removed maintenance parts for convenient use. Conforms to test methods ASTM D3278, ASTM D3828, ASTM D7236, ISO 3679, ISO 3680, IP 523, IP 524 and more.

Single Action Setting: The flash detector rings and the temperature sensor are permanently mounted on a swing-arm assembly, which allows an easy setting of the specimen.

Easy Operation: Select a test mode and enter the expected flash point; while the instrument executes the test, you are free to do other lab work. The instrument follows the exact procedures prescribed in the test method, and the completion of the test cycle is signaled by beeps. The test result is brightly shown on the color LCD module.

Auto Fire Point Detection: In addition to the flash point, fire point can be determined automatically. The fire point is detected when the double Ionization rings detects 5 sec of continuous burning.

Auto Fire Containment: The fire containment lid activates automatically to help putting out fire when aco-8 detects a fire point or specimen is burning up heavily.

Data Handling: The unit is equipped to store up to 200 test results and export to an optional printer or to a LIMS through an RS-232 port or USB memory.

Skimmer for Surface Skin (asphalt only): For aco-8 asphalt version, a unique skimmer was added to automatically remove the surface skin that forms on the sample when bitumen or some other samples are tested. Surface skin removal has been known to improve the precision and the safety of the COC flash point testing of such samples.

Dimensions (W × D × H) 23 cm x 47 cm x 39 cm (9 in x 18.5 in x 15.4 in)
Weight 19 kg (41.8lb)
Test methods ISO 2592, ASTM D92, IP36, JIS K-2265-4
Default measuring range
With external chiller
-20 °C to 135 °C 
-30 °C to 135 °C
Ignition source Gas flame or Electric Coil
Power supply AC100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 400 VA

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