CPA-T30 Mini CLOUD POINT ANALYZER


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.

Benefits

Cost-saving Benefits With Big Payoffs

  • Reduce fuel cost – ensure proper blending ratio of diesel and biodiesel to meet climate requirements
  • Prevent downtime – accurate cloud point information prevents possible fuel gelling.
  • Blending support – on-screen “blends” function calculates approximate volume ratio of two fuels to mix together to obtain a target cloud point.
  • Optimize additives – add sufficient amount to meet current weather conditions without overdosing
  • Monitor fuel quality – added checkpoint for quality control of product and suppliers

Precision & Portability at an Economical Price

  • Unsurpassed precision — repeatability as low as 0.4 ºC, reproducibility as low as 0.5 ºC
  • Super fast speed — diesel test results in just 3 - 5 minutes
  • Compact, portable design — goes anywhere, lab or field
  • Completely self-contained system — plug into electricity, or use optional cigarette-plug adapter or rechargeable battery
  • Incredibly simple to use — intuitive, touch-sensitive LCD touch screen — just load the sample, touch the “START TEST” button and the analyzer does the rest

ASTM Methods

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.

Applications

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:

  • BAT-T30 Rechargeable battery
  • DCA-T30 DC power adaptor (with automobile cigarette lighter plug)Additional options may be available on request.

Specifications

STATED PRECISION: REPEATABILITY
and REPRODUCIBILITY
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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