The Automated Side of Flash Point Testing

The latest addition to eralytics’ flash point tester series combines safest measurement with a 10-position autosampler. The intrinsically safe CCCFP methods ASTM D7094 and ASTM D6450 are ideal for unattended measurements. ERAFLASH S10 ignites the vapors of 1-2 ml of sample inside a closed chamber and measures the according pressure increase.


Correlation to

  • ASTM D56
  • ASTM D93
  • ASTM D3828
  • DIN 51758
  • ISO 2719
  • ISO 3679
  • ISO 3680
  • ISO 13736
  • IP34
  • IP170
  • JIS K2265

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Sample cup carousel of the ERAFLASH S10 with the 10th cup missing showing the engraved sample number

Autosampler for Flash Point Testing

ERAFLASH S10 is the first 10-position autosampler for flash point testing. It uses the intrinsically safe methods ASTM D7094 and ASTM D6450. With a low sample volume of 1-2 ml only and the continuously closed sample cups they are ideally suited to built a completely safe autosampler for flash point testing.

This makes ERAFLASH S10 the ideal solution for unattended flash point testing.


This image shows the two different sample cups for ASTM D6450 and ASTM D7094

Cost Efficient Fast Flash Point Testing

When looking at valuable products, especially with small batch sizes, flash point testing using the well-known Pensky Martens principle can consume a significant amount of sample, thus leading to high analytical costs. When performing flash point testing according to ASTM D7094  just 2 ml of the sample are needed. ASTM D6450 reduces this volume even further to 1 ml.

ERAFLASH S10 is therefore a welcome addition to testing labs handling large amounts of costly samples every day. This includes fragrances, paints and varnishes producers.

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  • ERAFLASH-S10 heptane & viscerol KL-9 results

Peltier Boost Technology™

Similar to eralytics’ single position flash point tester the patented PBT – Peltier Boost Technology™ allows flash point testing below 0°C (32°F) and above 200°C (392°F) with a single instrument. PBT separates the Peltier elements during the heat up at 100°C shielding them from higher temperatures that would normally harm them. During cool down, however, they can be used for active cooling starting at 200°C and thus reduce the turnaround time significantly. PBT also facilitates the same temperature range of -25°C (-13°F) to 420°C (788°F) of our single position flash point tester in an autosampler for flash point testing.

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  • flash point testing using ERAFLASH
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Measurement Procedure

Just four easy steps are required for an unattended safe and fast flash point testing at maximum precision:

  • Enter sample IDs and operator name
  • Select the measurement standards and add additional parameters (e.g. expected flash point)
  • Fill up to 10 sample cups with samples, place the sample cups on the carousel and close the cover plate
  • Press the RUN button

During flash point testing the instrument visualizes the measurement procedure on the screen showing the sample and oven temperature as well as pressure gauge displaying the pressure increase after ignition.Additional information about the currently measured sample, as well as finished and still samples to be measured are displayed. After the measurements the flash point temperature is corrected for the atmospheric pressure and rounded to the next 0.5°C. All results will be saved in the corresponding result file.

Technical Specifications

Available Test Methods
ASTM D6450, ASTM D7094
Pre-Programmed Correlation Methods to...
Pensky Martens Closed Cup: ASTM D93, EN ISO 2719, DIN 51758, IP 34, JIS K2265
TAG Closed Cup: ASTM D56
Abel Pensky Closed Cup: ISO 13736, IP 170
Small Scale Closed Cup and Flash / No Flash methods: EN ISO 3679, EN ISO 3680, ASTM D3828
Fuel Specifications (ASTM D7094)
ASTM D396, ASTM D975, ASTM D2880, ASTM D3699, ASTM D7467
Speed Tests
Fast screening test programs for unknown samples
Sample Handling
10 position autosampler
PBT - Peltier Boost Technology™
High speed heating & cooling
-25 °C to 420 °C (-13 °F to 788 °C) with a single analyzer
CPT - Contamination Prevention Technology™
Advanced electrode protection and self-cleaning ignition system to minimize cleaning and maintenance
Combustion Graphics™
Display of combustion characteristics for contamination analysis
Dry Block Calibration with eralytics unique directly attached Temperature Calibration Block (EF01-TCB)