Flash Point Testers determine flash and fire points of petroleum and other flammable or combustible liquids in accordance with various ASTM and AASHTO standards. These instruments measure and determine the lowest point at which a test sample’s temperature and vapor pressure become ignitable in air. ASTM D1310 explains flash and fire point of a liquid as the “physical properties that may be used to define their flammability hazards.” Flash testers are available using the Cleveland Open Cup or Tag Open Cup Flash Point Methods.
- Cleveland Flash Tester utilizes the Cleveland Open Cup Method of determining flash and fire point of petroleum products igniting above 175°F (79°C) and below 752°F (400 °C) except fuel oils, following ASTM D92 and AASHTO T 48 standards. The electrically heated unit features a rheostat control and adjustable thermometer holder.
- Tag Open Cup Tester with variable heat control determines flash and fire points of liquids at temperatures up to 325°F (163°C). It also determines flash points of cutback asphalts with temperatures less than 200°F (93°C). This unit meets AASHTO T 79, and ASTM D1310 and ASTM D3143 test standards.