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Pensky-Martens flash point tester: PMA 500


  • Automatic Pensky Martens closed-cup flash point tester, compliant with ASTM D93, ISO 2719, and more
  • Durable (10x increased lifetime) and cost-saving electric igniter
  • Saves you time due to fast turn-around time between samples
  • Maximum safety, low operating costs, high degree of automation

PMA 500 is a Pensky-Martens closed-cup flash point tester for determining the flash point according to ASTM D93, EN ISO 2719, and IP 34. It is the first-class solution for automatic high-precision flash point testing in the petroleum, chemical, and fragrance industries, and for test laboratories. The device ensures maximum safety and provides high sample throughput. Automated measurements, excellent heating control, and unmatched ease of use are the basis for accurate flash point results with PMA 500.


Technical specifications

Standards ASTM D93 Methods A, B + C, EN ISO 2719, JIS K 2265-A, B; and IP 34
Automated Pensky-Martens flash point tester PMA 500 Flash point measuring range 20 °C to 410 °C
Heating system Heater block according to standard
Test method or user-defined heat rate: 0.5 °C to 12 °C/min.
Temperature measurement Rugged metal and intelligent Pt100 probe with built-in calibration, 12 calibration points
Sample stirrer Automatic stirrer: test method or user-defined from 0 rpm to 500 rpm
Ignition source Electric igniter, encapsulated hot wire type with automatic power management or automatic gas ignition with gas flame monitoring, test method or user-defined test interval
Barometric pressure sensor Built-in sensor for automatic correction of flash point, pressure units: Pa, hPa, kPa, bar, mbar, psi, mmHg (Torr)
Flash point detection system Thermal flash point detection
User interface 7” color touchscreen, alphanumeric data input, bar code reader
Power supply AC 220 V – 240 V, 50/60 Hz
AC 100 V – 120 V, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions Approx.480 mm x 400 mm and a height of 250 mm
Weight Approx. 13 kg


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