Anton Paar - PMA 4 SC

Manufactured by  Anton Paar
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The Pensky-Martens closed-cup tester with sample changer measures the flash point of up to 12 samples automatically.

The Pensky-Martens closed-cup tester with sample changer measures the flash point of up to 12 samples automatically.

PMA 4 SC is suitable for flammability applications on both biodiesel and biodiesel blended fuels along with diesel, heating oil and kerosene. It is also commonly used for other potentially flammable liquids.

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Features of PMA 4 SC

Benefits at a Glance

  • A sample changer carrousel to provide up to 12 samples
  • Integrated fire-extinguishing system automatically controlled or manually released (requires N2 or CO2 gas)
  • The patented One-Twist swivel-around multi-function head guarantees the safe and easy one-hand connection of all sensors and actuators such as the shutter release, stirrer, igniter and detector contacts
  • A multi-detector combines the flash point detector and the temperature probe in a solid housing with a perfectly adjusted immersion depth

Convenient Operation

  • Real-time measurement indication by FPPNet-software
  • PC-software FPPNet is included. It is a control and analysis program that simplifies handling, data storage and program transfer. It provides online display of sample and heater block temperature, gradient (also in an XY-diagram) and test status
  • Due to the optimized re-cooling time a rationalization of up to 50 % becomes possible

Customized User Flexibility

  • Application-based amount of test inserts (optional)
  • Standard brass test inserts (optional)
  • Stainless steel or small-volume sample cup (optional)
  • Stainless steel sample temperature probe Pt100 (optional)
General Specifications
Depth 490 mm
Height620 mm
Width 900 mm
Power Requirements 115 V/230 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 1000 W
Weight35 kg
Additional Specifications

Application range  
up to 405 °C (°C/°F selectable) 
Test places  
1 to 12 
Gas and electric (interchangeable) 
According to method or user-defined 
According to method or user-defined 
Built-in forced air (fan) 
Flash detection  
Sample temperature  
Pt100 glass probe 
Barometric pressure correction  
Automatic correction 
Overheat protection, automatic shut-off, fire-extinguishing system 
Depending on PC configuration 
Gas supply  
Test flame: 50 mbar of propane or butane 
Fire extinguisher: 6 bar to 12 bar of nitrogen or carbon dioxide

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