Seta Multiflash Abel Flash Point Module – 34200-0

The automatic Abel module conforms precisely to national and international Abel flash point test methods. It comprises a water bath, sample cup and lid, temperature probes, flash detector, and a DIPS pod containing the dipping mechanism with co-axial gas/electric ignitor, and a stirrer.

The Abel module must be used with the Multiflash Universal Base Unit (34000-0). The base unit recognizes that the Abel module is connected and instantaneously sets up standard test parameters and calibration data. The Cooling Boost Module (34008-0) is required to test all types of samples.

Methods: IP 170, IP 492, BS 3900-A9 & BS 6664-2 & ISO 1523, BS EN ISO 13736 & BS 2000-170


  • Full test method compliance
  • Equilibrium and non-equilibrium tests
  • Automatic set up of test parameters
  • Gas or electric ignition
  • Automatic heating control and flash detection
  • Automatic test results with end of test audible warning
  • Centigrade or Fahrenheit temperature display
  • Automatic barometric correction

The flashpoint test area consists of an outer liquid-filled bath surrounding an inner liquid-filled bath and a removable sample cup and lid. The outer bath is heated by the hotplate within the Universal Base Unit (34000-0), has a port for a temperature probe and connections for a Cooling Boost Module (34008-0), allowing circulation of cooling fluid via a cryostat for sub-ambient tests. The inner bath also has provisions for a temperature probe. The lid of the sample cup is equipped with a stirrer, sliding shutter, and ports for the flash detector and sample temperature probe.

The DIPS pod contains a stirrer drive, shutter actuator and ignitor dipping mechanism with a coaxial gas jet / electric hot wire ignitor.

The outer bath, inner bath, and sample temperature probes are class A PRTs, and flash detection is by a thermocouple.

Safety features include an initial dip to check that the sample is below its flashpoint at the start of the test and PRT checks to ensure that the correct probes are connected and are immersed in bath liquid or sample. When in search mode, the software limits the maximum temperature to 50 °C above "expected flash". An over-temperature cut-out is mounted on the base flange of the outer bath.

Supplied with;
DIPS pod
Test area
Flash detector
Sample and bath PRTs
Interconnection cables
Instruction manual


TEMPERATURE RANGE Ambient to 83 °C (-10 °C to 83 °C with cooling)
BATH Liquid / Liquid
POST TEST COOLING Fan assisted or circulating liquid / external cryostat (optional)
POST TEST COOL-DOWN TIME (90 °C TO 50 °C) 45 minutes (fan) 3 minutes (external cryostat)
IGNITOR Quick-fit coaxial gas jet / electric hot wire, user-selectable (electric hot wire pilot light for a gas jet)
TEMPERATURE PROBES Class A platinum resistance thermometers
GAS SUPPLY (GAS JET IGNITOR) Laboratory gas, 3 kPa (0.44 psi) maximum pressure
COOLING SUPPLY Water (5 °C and above) Water/ethylene glycol 50/50 (below 5 °C) 125 kPa (18 psi) maximum pressure
VOLTAGE 110/120 V or 220/240 V, 50/60 Hz, (switchable)
SIZE (HXWXD) 380 x 470 x 340 mm
WEIGHT 13 kg
CCCN CODE Tariff 90268020


Cooling Module - 34008-0

Shutter Lubricant - 34007-0

RS232 Cable (to connect instrument to PC) - 34003-0

Cryostat (-20 °C) - 34006-3

Data Printer - 81002-3

Inner Bath Probe (Multiflash Abel) - 34200-004

Outer Bath Probe (Multiflash Abel) - 34200-003

PRT Probe (Multiflash Pensky-Martens) - 34100-002

PRT Probe (Multiflash Pensky-Martens) - 34100-002

Flash Detector (Multiflash PMCC, Tag, Abel) - 34100-001

Ignitor (Multiflash Abel) - 34200-005

MTVM – Kerosine 500 ml - 99850-0