Automatic Distillation testing
One of STARDist’s key benefits is its automatic performance. Early-on detection of the distillation behavior and smart internal algorithms enable real-time accurate heater control. This results in “right-in-time” IBP detection and a distillation rate that is kept smoothly between 4 and 5 ml per minute, even with more difficult blends such as 20% ethanol-in-gasoline. Automatic final heat adjustment from 5% remaining in flask is optimized for any type of sample, even for “heavy tail” samples. Precision and repeatability have never been achieved easier.
Advanced Heater Control
Heater control, one of the distillation unit’s core tasks, can be challenging around IBP and FBP detection as well as for keeping the distillation rate between 4 – 5 ml per minute., epecially for unknown or difficult samples. STARDist detects the distillation behaviour at the earliest stage, allowing its advanced algorithm to dynamically set the exact right amount of heater power throughout the test.
The sample temperature and exact percentage of volume can be measured by the Volume Scan before the start of each test. This information can then be used to set the temperature of the receiver accordingly, as well as correct the actual volume back to 100%.
One-hand Flask insert
The simple and elegant flask holder design ensures correct positioning of the distillation flask for both 125 ml and 200 ml flasks, making life easy for operators.
Optical Dry Sense
This unique built-in feature for Dry Point Detection eliminates the need for an external dry point sensor. It ensures higher accuracy and easier handling while keeping operating costs lower. Especially suitable for tests in which dry point detection is required (tests according to ASTM D850 & D1078, but also D86 and other related methods).
Voc Cold Trap
Designed to minimize evaporation loss of volatile organic compounds, this unique built-in feature ensures safer surroundings while improving the accuracy and repeatability of distillation results.
Advanced Heater Control
Heater control, one of the distillation unit’s core tasks, can be challenging around IBP and FBP detection as well as for keeping the distillation rate between 4 – 5 ml per minute, especially for unknown or difficult samples. STARDist detects the distillation behavior at the earliest stage, allowing its advanced algorithm to dynamically set the exact right amount of heater power throughout the test.
Automatic Heater Lift
The new heater lift not only applies the correct upward pressure to the flask; it also helps shorten the after-test cooling period by automatically going down after the test is finished. Increasing the level of operator ease even more, the heater chamber is equipped with two powerful fans for very fast flask and heater cooling after the test is finished.
HD Volume Scan
This second generation Volume Scan is equipped with a HD CCD camera that provides two times the precision and accuracy of its predecessor in the former PAMv2 distillation unit. Includes Peltier controlled temperature regulation.