Seta Multiflash Abel Flash Point Module - 34200-0

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 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 Abel module must be used with the Multiflash Universal Base Unit (34000-0). The base unit recognises that the Abel module is connected and instantaneously sets up standard test parameters and calibration data. The Cooling Boost Module (34008-0) is required to test all types of sample.

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Seta Multiflash Abel Flash Point Module - 34200-0


  • 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 hotplate within the Universal Base Unit (34000-0), has a port for a temperature probe and connections for a Cooling Boost Module (34008-0), 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
Instruction manual

Temperature RangeAmbient to 83 °C (-10 °C to 83 °C with cooling)
BathLiquid / Liquid
HeatingHot Plate
Post Test CoolingFan assisted or circulating liquid / external cryostat (optional)
Post Test Cool-down Time (90 °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)380 x 470 x 340 mm
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. Petroleum 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)