AvCount Lite Particle Counter - SA1800-2
The AvCount Lite portable automatic particle counter provides reliable results for determining the size and distribution of particles in light and middle distillate fuels, including aviation fuel and kerosene, biodiesel, low viscosity oils and hydraulic oils.
The particle counters simple operation makes testing bottle samples or on-line quick and easy, with results in under 3 minutes.
The AvCount Lite displays the cumulative, particles/ml and ISO 4406 cleanliness codes. Up to 600 measurements can be saved to the internal memory, downloaded to a PC/laptop or printed via the internal printer.
Supplied with: sample bottles, sample probe, waste pipe, universal voltage power supply, USB cable, calibration certificate and a USB memory stick containing handbooks and Partikel software for basic test method programming and data download. Learn more about Partikel Software >
AvCount Lite Particle Counter - SA1800-2
- ISO 11171 calibration
- Cumulative Particles/ml
- ISO 4406 Cleanliness Codes
- Portable, compact instrument
- Online/offline (bottle sample)
- Stand-alone or PC controlled
- Programmable via PC
- Integrated printer
- Battery power optional
The AvCount Lite can analyse samples with kinematic viscosities of up to 64 mm2/s. When used in conjunction with the optional Sample Delivery System, the viscosity range is extended up to 200 mm/s.
Precision and accuracy:
AvCount Lite is fitted with a precision dual piston pump. When measuring samples from a bottle, the pump draws an aliqot of sample through the measurement cell at a consistent flow rate. When connected to a pressurised line, the pump provides accurate metering and control.
Optional Protrend Software SA1810-0 can be purchased to control an AvCount Lite from a personal computer or laptop. Local custom test methods can be created, tests run and data downloaded. Protrend supports multiple AvCount Lite units, synchronising the sampling and measurement to allow trend analysis.
Calibration and verification:
AvCount Lite utilises 16 point calibration. Calibration can be carried out either using NIST traceable standard solutions or by interfacing with a primary calibrated ‘Master’ AvCount Lite. Calibration can be carried out at a user site or at our authorised regional laboratories. Seta authorised training is required to perform a calibration. Verification can be performed using AvCount Verification Material.
|Particle Size Range||ISO 11171: 4 µm(c) to >70 µm© (calibration for larger sizes available on request)|
|Number of Measuring Channels||6 size channels displayed on instrument, up to 16 programmable via PC 4 µm(c), 6 µm(c), 10 µm(c), 14 µm(c), 21 µm(c), 25 µm(c), 30 µm(c), 38 µm(c), 70 µm(c)|
|Counts Per Measurement (Max)||60,000 per ml|
|Sample Viscosity (Max)||64 mm2/s (using internal pump), 200 mm2/s (pressure fed @ 3 BarG) (SA1950-0 Sample Delivery System is available as an accessory)|
|Sample Temperature Range||Ambient 0 to 70 °C|
|Results||900 result memory Date/time indexed (last 20 tests can be viewed on screen) Download to PC/laptop port or ProTrend software and print via internal printer|
|Sample Flow Rate||30 ml/min ±5 ml/min|
|Total Sample Volume Used||80 ml for ASTM D7619 & IP 565, from 20 ml for other methods (includes flush cycles)|
|Voltage||12 Vdc 3A with printer on, 1A with printer off Charger/mains adaptor 100 to 240 Vac, 50/60Hz input, 12 Vdc 2.5A output Optional 12 Vdc battery and charger (SA1816-0)|
|Size (HxWxD)||25 cm x 14.5 cm x 35 cm|
|CCCN Code||Tariff 90278990|
|DEF STAN 91-091||Aviaton Fuel Specification|
|ASTM D975||Standard Specification for Diesel Fuel Oils , biodiesel, biodiesel blend, diesel, fuel oil, petroleum and petroleum products|
|IP 565||Determination of the level of cleanliness of aviation turbine fuels – portable automatic particle counter method|
|ASTM D7619||Method for counting and sizing particles in light and middle distillate fuels, and liquid bio fuels, by automatic particle counter|
|DEF STAN 91-86||Turbine Fuel, Aviation Kerosine Type: High Flash Type|
|ISO 4406||Hydraulic fluid power - Fluids - Method for coding the level of contamination by solid particles|
|IEC 60970||Insulating Liquids, Methods for Counting and Sizing Particles|
|CEN/TR 15367-1||Petroleum Products - Guidelines for good housekeeping - Part 1: Automotive Diesel Fuels|
|CEN/TR 17548||Automotive Fuels - Diesel fuel market issues - Abrasive Particles Investigation Report|
|JIS B 9932:2012||Calibration method of automatic particle counter for hydraulic pressure-liquid|
|JIS B 9933:2021||Hydraulic-solid particle contamination degree code display|
|JIS B 9934:2012||By automatic particle counting method using hydraulic pressure-light shielding principle Cleanliness measurement method|
|IP 630||Determination of the concentration of dispersed particles in diesel fuel – Automatic Particle Counter (APC) Light Obscuration Method|