Auto-Abel Flash Point Tester - 34200-2

IP 170
IP 492
BS 3900-A9 & BS 6664-2 & ISO 1523
BS EN ISO 13736 & BS 2000-170

The automatic Abel module conforms precisely to national and international Abel flash point test methods. It comprises the multiflash base unit, a water bath, sample cup and lid, temperature probes, flash detector, and a DIPS pod containing the dipping mechanism with co-axial gas/electric ignitor, and a stirrer.

The Auto-Abel incorporates the Multiflash Universal Base Unit (34000-0) and the Cooling Boost Module (34008-0).

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Auto-Abel Flash Point Tester - 34200-2


  • Full test method compliance
  • Equilibrium and non-equilibrium tests
  • Automatic set up of test parameters
  • Gas or electric ignition
  • Automatic heating control and flash detection
  • Automatic test results with end of test audible warning
  • Centigrade or Fahrenheit temperature display
  • Automatic barometric correction

Additional Information

The flash point test area consists of an outer liquid filled bath surrounding an inner liquid filled bath and a removable sample cup and lid. The outer bath is heated by the heater cartridges within the base unit, has a port for a temperature probe and connections for the cooling module, allowing circulation of cooling fluid via a cryostat for sub-ambient tests. The inner bath also has provision for a temperature probe. The lid of the sample cup is equipped with a stirrer, sliding shutter, and ports for the flash detector and sample temperature probe.

The DIPS pod contains a stirrer drive, shutter actuator and ignitor dipping mechanism with a coaxial gas jet / electric hot wire ignitor.

The outer bath, inner bath and sample temperature probes are class A PRTs, and flash detection is by a thermocouple.

Safety features include an initial dip to check that the sample is below its flash point at the start of the test and PRT checks to ensure that the correct probes are connected and are immersed in bath liquids or sample. When in search mode, the software limits the maximum temperature to 50 °C above "expected flash". An over-temperature cut-out is mounted on the base flange of the outer bath.

Supplied with;
DIPS pod
Test area
Flash detector
Sample and bath PRTs
Interconnection cables
Cooling module
Instruction manual

Temperature range, standard versionRamp mode: Ambient to 73 °C Equilibrium mode: Ambient to 78 °C
Temperature range, low temperature version, with optional cryostat 34006-3Ramp mode: 5 to 73 °C, -10 °C to 73 °C Equilibrium mode: 5 to 78 °C, -15 °C to 78 °C
HeatingCartridge heaters
Post test coolingFan assisted or circulating liquid / external cryostat
Post test cool-down time (80°C to 50°C)45 minutes (fan) 3 minutes (external cryostat)
IgnitorQuick-fit coaxial gas jet / electric hot wire, user selectable (electric hot wire pilot light for gas jet)
Temperature ProbesClass A platinum resistance thermometers
Stirrer Speed30 rpm
Gas Supply (gas jet ignitor)Laboratory gas, 3 kPa (0.44 psi) maximum pressure
Cooling SupplyWater (5 °C and above) Water / ethylene glycol 50/50 (below 5 °C) 125 kPa (18 psi) maximum pressure
Voltage110/120 V or 220/240 V, 50/60 Hz, (switchable)
Power600 W
Size (HxWxD)38 cm x 47 cm x 34 cm
Weight13 kg
CCCN CodeTariff 90268020


IP 170
IP 492
BS 3900-A9 & BS 6664-2 & ISO 1523
BS EN ISO 13736 & BS 2000-170
IP 170 Petroleum products and other liquids - Determination of flash point - Abel closed cup method (ISO 13736:1997)
IP 492 Determination of flash point - Closed cup equilibrium method
BS EN ISO 13736 & BS 2000-170 Methods of test for petroleum and its products. Determination of flash point. Abel closed cup method
BS 3900-A9 & BS 6664-2 & ISO 1523 Methods of test for paints. Determination of flashpoint (closed cup equilibrium method)