FAM ILS Testing Program for Flash Points of Fuel Oil

Anton Paar participated in the FAM ILS Testing Program 2020 to test the fuel oil samples 857 and 858 with the PMA 500 and achieved top results.

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’sa utomatic Pensky Martens Closed Cup tester, since 1996 we have been regularly participating in the FAM (Fachausschuss Mineralöl- und Brennstoffnormung, standardization committee for mineral oils and fuels) ILS testing program as well as in the ASTM Proficiency Testing Program (PTP) since 2017 using the PMA 5, the predecessor of the PMA 500.

In this FAM ILS the fuel oil samples 857 and 858 have been analyzed by 40 participating laboratories and first time by Anton Paar’s new PMA 500. The given standard was ISO 2719 Procedure A, covering the flash point determination of distillate fuels (diesel, biodiesel blends, kerosene, fuel oil, turbine fuels), new and in-use lubricating oils, and other homogeneous petroleum liquids.

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