|A Deep Dive into Various Techniques for Flash Point Determination of Flammable Liquids
|Dr Raj Shah
|Mr Anthony Schevon
Mr Stanley Zhang
|Koehler Instrument Company, Inc.
Abstract Information :
Determining the flash point of a combustible liquid is essential to ensure the liquid is handled, stored, and transported safely. The flash point is described as the lowest temperature at which the liquids vapor will ignite with the presence of an ignition source. At the flash point, the liquid will flash for a short amount of time and will extinguish once the ignition source is removed. For certain fuels, such as used oils, the flash point of the liquid can indicate certain unknown characteristics of the oil if the measured flash point varies from its true value. The Pensky-Martens test closed-cup flash point test is used to accurately measure a combustible liquids flash point. The K71000 Automatic PMCC Flash Point Analyzer is capable of performing flash point determination in accordance with ASTM D93. Testing for the flash point provides valuable information regarding the flammability limit of a desired combustible liquid. This poster will describe the Pensky-Martens closed-cup test and the specific properties of used oils that directly relate to changes in the flash point.rn