Application Report PMA 500: ASTM D93 - ASTM Proficiency Testing Jet Fuel

Anton Paar participated in the ASTM Proficiency Testing Program to test the jet fuel sample JF 1911 with the PMA 500 and achieved a top result.

Introduction

As a longstanding producer of flash point testing equipment, Anton Paar added a new innovative instrument to its portfolio – the PMA 500.

PMA 500 offers premium technologies for high sample throughput, an automatic motor-driven multi-function head and a long lasting encapsulated hot wire type electric igniter.

To verify the excellent precision of Anton Paar’s automatic Pensky Martens Closed Cup tester, since 2017 we have been regularly participating in the ASTM Proficiency Testing Program (PTP) using the PMA 5, the predecessor of the PMA 500.

In this PTP the jet fuel sample JF 1911 was analyzed by 110 participating laboratories and first time by Anton Paar’s new PMA 500.

The given standard was ASTM D93 Procedure A, covering the flash point determination of distillate fuels (diesel, biodiesel blends, kerosene, heating oil, turbine fuels), new and in-use lubricating oils, and other homogeneous petroleum liquids.

The performance of the PMA 500 was found to be exceptional since the deviation of the PMA 500 test result (barometric pressure corrected rounded value) from the ILS average is remarkably low as shown in the comparison table.

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