Pensky-Martens Flash Point Tester: PMA 5
The automatic Pensky-Martens closed cup tester measures the flash point at the lowest temperature at which the application of an ignition source causes the vapors of a sample to ignite. PMA 5 is suitable for volatility applications of both biodiesel and biodiesel-blended fuels along with distillate fuels like diesel, heating oil and kerosene. It is commonly used for potentially flammable liquids such as lubricating oils and edible oils, too.
  1. Features
  2. Specification
 Benefits at a Glance
·      Integrated fire-extinguishing system automatically controlled or manually released (requires N2 or CO2 gas)
·      The One-Twist patented swivel-around multi-function head guarantees the safe and easy one-hand connection of all sensors and actuators such as shutter-actuator, stirrer, igniter and detector contacts
·      A multi-detector combines the flash point detector and the temperature probe in a solid housing with a perfectly adjusted immersion depth
·      Memory for 1000 tests, 20 operators, 100 sample names
·      Statistical analysis (Min, Max, Mean, Repeatability)
·      Data handling via USB stick for import into MS Excel or to LIMS.


Convenient Operation
·      Test initiation by pre-installed standard test methods and option of customizing methods by 15 user-defined programs
·      Pt100 sample temperature probe calibration either by dynamic calibration against customer-certified ASTM thermometer or by correction table with 21 calibration points
·      Printable calibration protocol
·      Menu navigation by jog-shuttle system with easy turn-and-push operation and color-coded LED indication for each operation mode
·      Real-time measurement indication on a 5.7” color graphics display
·      Password protection
Application range
Up to +405 °C (°C/°F selectable)
Gas & electric (interchangeable)
Acc. to method or user-defined
Acc. to method or user-defined
Built-in forced air (fan)
Flash detection
Sample temperature
Pt100 glass probe
Barometric pressure correction
Automatic correction
Overheat protection, automatic shut-off, fire-extinguishing system, password
3x USB, 1x RS232, 1x LAN
Gas supply
Test flame: 50 mbar of propane or butane
Fire extinguisher: 6 bar to 12 bar of nitrogen 
                            or carbon dioxide
Power supply
115/230 V, 50/60 Hz, 1000 W
230 mm x 410 mm x 460 mm (W x D x H)
14 kg