- ASTM compliant measurement based on tilting mechanism
- Low and high temperature applications
- Opacity independent measurement
- Network and fieldbus communication
The pour point of a liquid is the temperature at which it still flows but starts losing its flow characteristics by becoming semi solid. For hydrocarbons the pour point temperature depends on the content of paraffin in the liquid but also on the viscosity that changes with temperature. The pour point temperature is an important quality parameter especially for lube oils but also for gas oils and fuel oils.
The BARTEC BENKE Pour Point Process Analyzer PPA-4 is a system for the fully automatic determination of the pour point of a variety of products. The PPA-4 is used by lube oil producers to optimize the production processes and the use of cold flow additives. It is also used by fuel oil producers to meet market demands. The PPA-4 is the only process analyzer that is compliant with the applicable norm using a tilting device.
Real tilting measuring cell
Rugged design of measuring cell
Optimized assembly – easy removal of complete cell
Available communication interfaces:
- Modbus/RTU, Modbus/TCP (bidirectional)
- Remote access via Ethernet (VDSL or FOC is)
Integrated failure diagnosis and self monitoring
Validation report for quality assurance
Freely programmable digital and analog inputs
Data Sheet - Pour Point Process Analyzer PPA-4