Compact Automatic Distillation Unit: ADU 5

Source: Anton Paar USA

Anton Paar has launched the new ADU 5 automatic distillation unit – a fully automated, compact stand-alone distillation unit which is operated by touchscreen interface. This makes it the ideal solution for performing high-precision atmospheric distillation tests.

The complete ready-to-go system occupies only a minimum amount of laboratory bench space and masters with ease all standard fuel distillation test measurements. In addition, it comes ready for the determination of biodiesel and ethanol-blended gasoline, and prepared for automatic dry point detection. Testing and results are in full compliance with ASTM D86 (Group 0, 1, 2, 3, 4), D1078, D850, ISO 3405, IP 123, IP 195.

ADU 5 meets the highest safety standard in its class and the requirements of the latest version of ASTM D86. It features an automatic fire-extinguishing system that can be connected to N2 or CO2 gas. An automatic shut-off and a low-level detection of the cooling liquid prevent overheating of the unit that is equipped with an integrated cooling system. The password management system guarantees selective access areas.

ADU 5 comes with a completely new user interface that can be fully adapted to user preferences. It makes the handling of this important test as easy as possible.

The excellent heat control of ADU 5 guarantees an optimum standardized distillation rate even for complicated mixtures. Thanks to the excellent temperature stability of the receiving chamber, an automatic correction of the results to standard pressure and perfect distillation rate control, ADU 5 guarantees highly accurate results to ensure outstanding repeatability and reproducibility.