AVIATION TURBINE FUELS (ATF)
Automated Ball-on-cylinder System (ABS)
World's only automated ball-on-cylinder system conform to ASTM D5001 Annex A2 for lubricity determination of ATF!!!
The ABS is a fully automated microprocessor controlled Ball-on-Cylinder wear test system and wear test system which provides fast, repeatable assessment of the performance of aviation fuels. The system comprises a single, compact, bench top mounted unit.
Fully conform to latest revision ASTM D5001
Fully automated test sequence. No operator intervention required
Can be automatically controlled via PC or directly controlled from the instrument
Upgrade kit available to enable instrument to perform ASTM scuffling load test for diesel lubricity (ASTM D6078)
Automatic control of test sequence - no operator induced variability in test results
Automatic mass flow controllers to regulate air flow and control humidity
The PCS Automated BOCLE System (ABS) is included in the D5001 ASTM specification.
Simple to use interface -microprocessor control of all instrument functions.
Standard ASTM D5001 test sequence pre-loaded into ABS microprocessor controller – operator fits cleaned specimens, adds fuel sample and presses the ‘Start Test’ button.
Automatic control of test sequence – no operator-induced variability in test results.
Automatic flow controllers for moist and dry air – no operator input required to control the humidity and flow rate of the conditioned air.
Optional PC-based data logging software – allows test data to be recorded as a permanent record (available for both D5001 and D6078).
Interchangeable humidity and temperature probes – humidity and temperature measurement does not need to be re-calibrated – simply replace the combined relative humidity and temperature probe with an exchange pre-calibrated unit.
PCS manufactures the test rings – single source supplier of test rings and specimens leads to higher quality control.
The ABS is a microprocessor-controlled Ball-on-Cylinder wear test system which provides a fast, repeatable assessment of the performance of jet fuels that fully conforms to the ASTM D5001 test method for “Measurement of Lubricity of Aviation Turbine Fuels by the Ball-on-Cylinder Lubricity Evaluator”.
The ABS comprises a single, compact, bench top mounted unit. The only external services required are compressed air to the specification in ASTM D5001 and 100-230V mains power.
The internal de-ionised water reservoir requires refilling after approximately 1,000 tests. An air cleaner/dryer is available which can clean and de-humidify normal laboratory or shop air to meet the requirements of the ASTM standard (<0.1 ppm hydrocarbon).