Measurement and Testing

  • OptiReader is Now Included in the ASTM D3241

OptiReader is Now Included in the ASTM D3241

Dec 11 2017 Read 741 Times

ASTM D3241 is the Test Method for Thermal Oxidation Stability of Aviation Turbine Fuels. The relatively new PAC/Alcor OptiReader uses a Multi-Wavelength Ellipsometric test method for the scanning of JFTOT Heater Tubes. This premium instrument is now included in the Annex A4 of the new version of ASTM D3241.

The revolutionary ellipsometric jet fuel thermal oxidation heater tube scanner aka OptiReader provides pass/fail results with a full 2D and 3D thickness map defining maximum deposit thickness and volume. Results are not only fast, but also highly precise and accurate. The user interface is so simple it doesn't require any training which saves time and money.

This instrument is adapted to work with the so called Intelligent Heater Tube (IHT). The IHT securely stores the important data associated with jet fuel thermal oxidation test in a small Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) device permanently mounted on the end of the Alcor Heater Tube. This keeps tube and results data together inseparably, facilitating traceability and ensuring accuracy.

Jet fuel thermal oxidation tests (JFTOT) are critical for determining the quality of jet fuels. With JFTOT it is crucial to have testing materials meeting strict dimensions and composition controls. Alcor by PAC, has delivered this high level of quality and reliability for more than thirty years. Alcor heater tubes provide superior performance and produce reliable results, but until now, archiving data meant keeping heater tubes and data separately. Quality audits require matching data with heater tubes. Audits can turn up mismatched data due to poor record keeping or simple transcription errors. The IHT now enables simplification of record keeping, improves traceability, and minimizes audit headaches.

The Alcor Intelligent Heater TubeTM is the only heater tube on the market that can electronically store all the important data from JFTOT instruments directly onto the heater tube and is designed to work perfectly together with the OptiReader.

Read comments0

Do you like or dislike what you have read? Why not post a comment to tell others / the manufacturer and our Editor what you think. To leave comments please complete the form below. Providing the content is approved, your comment will be on screen in less than 24 hours. Leaving comments on product information and articles can assist with future editorial and article content. Post questions, thoughts or simply whether you like the content.


Digital Edition

Petro Industry News November 2018

November 2018

In This Edition Fuel for Thought - VEGA Grieshaber is a TOP innovator in 2018 - Teledyne Technologies acquire Falcon Analytical Systems - Servomex appoints new VP of sales for the Americas...

View all digital editions

Events

Smart Factory Expo (SFE 2019)

Jan 16 2019 Tokyo, Japan

STOC EXPO MIDDLE EAST AFRICA 2019

Jan 16 2019 Dubai, UAE

National Biodiesel Conference + Expo

Jan 21 2019 San Diego, CA, USA

WAIPEC

Jan 23 2019 Lagos, Nigeria

Saudi Plastics and Petrochem

Jan 27 2019 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

View all events