The automatic Cleveland module conforms precisely to national and international Cleveland open cup flash point test methods. It comprises
a sample cup, temperature probe, flash/fire detector, and a DIPS pod containing the sweeping mechanism with co-axial gas/electric ignitor.
The Cleveland module must be used with the Multiflash Automatic Flash Point – Universal Base Unit (34000-0). The base unit recognizes
that the Cleveland module is connected and instantaneously sets up standard test parameters and calibration data.
- Fully self-contained flash/fire point test module
- Ambient to 400 °C
- Gas or electric ignition
- Automatic heating control, flash and fire detection
- Automatic test results & end of test audible warning
- Automatic snuffer
- Automatic barometric correction
The flash point test area consists of a removeable sample cup in a thermal insulation ring, and a probe block for mounting the flash/fire
detector and sample temperature probe. The sample cup is heated by the hotplate within the Multiflash Automatic Flash Point - Universal
Base Unit (34000-0).
The DIPS pod contains the ignitor sweeping mechanism with a coaxial gas jet/electric hot wire ignitor, and a
snuffer that extinguishes any flames in the sample cup at the end of the test.
The sample temperature probe is a class A PRT, and
flash/fire detection is by an ionization ring.
Safety features include an initial sweep to check that the sample is below its flash
point at the start of the test and a PRT check to ensure that the correct probe is connected and is immersed in sample. When in search
mode, the software limits the maximum temperature to 50 °C above "expected flash". The snuffer automatically deploys at the end of the
test or if the independent fire detection probe (mounted over the test area) detects a flame. The hotplate in the Multiflash Automatic
Flash Point - Universal Base Unit (34000-0) is equipped with a cut-out to protect against over-temperature.
The optional Cooling
Boost Accessory (34008-0) allows the test area to be rapidly cooled in between tests by a blast of compressed air.
Ionization ring flash detector
Sweep arm setup