Convenience, ease-of-use, and quick, precise test results – all in a small, portable package that makes it the most affordable cloud point analyzer available.
The CPA-T30 is an ideal quality control tool for fuel distributors, truck fleets, biodiesel producers and users, terminals, pipelines, military, educational and R&D labs.
Cost-saving Benefits With Big Payoffs
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ASTM International recently approved a new standard that covers the determination of the cloud point of petroleum and biodiesel fuels. The standard, D7397, was developed based on Phase Technology’s patented technology and used exclusively in our CPA-T30 portable cloud point analyzer.
ASTM D7397 and D5773 (as used in Phase Technology CPA-T30 and 70X analyzers) are the only automatic methods for determining cloud point allowed in ASTM D6751, the specification used to control pure biodiesel (B100) quality prior to blending with conventional diesel type fuels.
ASTM D7397 and D5773 are included as methods for determining cloud point in ASTM D7467, the specification that covers finished fuel blends of between six (B6) and twenty (B20) percent biodiesel for on- and off-road diesel engine use.
The CPA-T30 is designed to test the cloud point of middle distillate fuels. These typically include light to middle distillate Number 1 or 2 fuels, biodiesel and biodiesel blends intended for light- or heavy-duty diesel engines.
For operability purposes and adequate cold weather protection, the diesel cloud point should be a minimum of 7 °F (approximately 4 °C) below the lowest anticipated ambient temperature that the fuel is expected to operate. For biodiesel, a minimum 10 °F (approximately 6 °C) difference is recommended.
Phase Technology CPA-T30 Analyzers can be used in both the lab and field. Flexibility in power options include:
|STATED PRECISION: REPEATABILITY
|Repeatability||as low as 0.4 ºC 0.8 ºC typical|
|Reproducibility||as low as 0.5 ºC 1.1 ºC typical|
|SAMPLE TEMPERATURE RANGE||-40 ºC to 20 ºC|
|TEST RESOLUTION||-0.1 ºC|
|TEST DURATION||3 - 5 minutes|
|REQUIRED OPERATOR TIME||0.5 minutes|
|SAMPLE SIZE||30 mL|
|DETECTION METHOD||Diffusive Light Scattering (DLS) technology (over 25 patents)|
|COOLING SYSTEM||Integrated Peltier device cooling system|
|DISPLAY||3.25” (8.3 cm) LCD touch screen|
|TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT||ºC or ºF (User selectable)|
|INTERNAL MEMORY||Storage up to 100 test runs|
|AMBIENT OPERATING ROOM TEMPERATURE||10 °C to 30 °C|
|DIMENSIONS (W X D X H)||10 x 5.5 x 5 inches
25 x 14 x 13 cm
|WEIGHT||3 lbs (1.3 kg)|
|UTILITY REQUIREMENTS||Electrical:||100 – 240 VAC,
50 – 60 Hz or12 VDC input
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