Press Releases: 2017

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Phase Technology
 
July

We are delighted to announce that Roper Technologies has acquired Phase Technology, a leading provider of cold flow testing instrumentation based in British Columbia, Canada. Phase will operate under the PAC organization as a business unit within its Physical Properties Segment.

Phase Technology Phase’s cold flow properties analyzers will complement the PAC product line reinforcing our leadership in the cold properties market segment.

Over the next months we will be providing updates on the integration of the business to ensure a smooth and seamless transition to our customers.

Phase Technology has an outstanding reputation as a leader in the cold flow properties testing industry due to consistent introduction of new innovative products and continual improvement in the quality, design and capabilities of its offerings.

We will remain focused on our customers to deliver even greater value with this expansion to our product portfolio.

You can learn more about Phase Technology at: www.phase-technology.com

Cleveland Open Cup Flashpoint Analyzer
July

PAC recently launched the last analyzer of its OptiFlash line: Cleveland Open Cup. The Optiflash COC accurately detects flash points up to 400°C for petroleum products, lube oil, gear oil, food & beverages, chemicals, and  bitumen. OptiFlash CoC is fully compliant with leading global standards.

Its innovative design with the unique optical Flash Point detection makes it easy to use and easy to clean. OptiFlash has an automatic lift arm, and robust hardware that requires very low maintenance. It also includes an automatic damper that covers the test cup at test end to reduce vapor escape and to stop the fire after a Flash Point or Fire Point. As Ignition Source OptiFlash can use an Electric Igniter or a Gas Flame with automatic flame monitoring. There’s also an optional rake to remove surface skin that might form on certain bitumen samples during the test.

The straight forward user interface includes an alpha-numeric keypad that supports multiple languages in it’s 7” color touch-screen. The system allows the use of a barcode reader to input sample data.

Cold Filter Plugging Point analyzer
June

PAC’s ISL just added an improved Cold Filter Plugging Point analyzer model to its Opti-Cold Series platform. The ISL OptiFPP allows for the automatic determination of the Cold Filter Plugging Point of petroleum products, in accordance with the international standard test methods (EN116 and EN16329).

The new OptiFPP combines improved usability with the proven reliability and accuracy ISL analyzer users have enjoyed for decades. The user-friendly interface on a 7” color touch-screen allows users to start a test with just the touch of a button and view a real-time graphic display of the test, improving customer experience and accelerating lab productivity.

OptiFPP is fully automated, which allows the instrument to perform completely unattended, therefore reducing the operator time and improving the analysis performance which translates into exceptionally precise results.

OptiFPP’s smart head contains both the electrical connections for the detector and a mechanical vacuum connection to the pipette. No longer must the user contend with tangled cables and leaky tubing. Cable-free and tube-free smart heads make set up and breakdown much easier and faster. This new model will also accommodate a cloud point head and run a standard cloud point test. Two testers in one unit!

Thanks to its flexible design, users can choose to operate the OptiFPP as a standalone unit with LIMS data transfer and auto-print capabilities that simplify documentation or as part of a multi-instrument network controlled by a PC, with PAC’s optional IRIS Software.

An integrated cleaning stand further assists with the cleaning process and can be used while another
sample is running in a separate head. Detailed reports are available, showing any abnormal points, as well as sample temperature behavior during the test.

All the new Cold Flow analyzers include a 2-year warranty.

cloud and pour point analyzer
April

PAC is pleased to announce the launch of the Next Generation ISL OptiCPP, the world’s leading Cloud and Pour Point Analyzer.

The new OptiCPP combines improved usability with the proven reliability and accuracy ISL analyzer users have enjoyed for decades. The user-friendly interface on a 7” color touch-screen allows users to start a test with just the touch of a button and view a real-time graphic display of the test, improving customer experience and accelerating lab productivity.

The patented built-in cooling system and unique detection cell help lower the cost of ownership, while producing accurate results down to -95°C (-139°F) in steps or linear increments. The new model includes all the standard data exporting capabilities, as well as LIMS connectivity through the IRIS platform.

OptiCPP offers superior correlation to the manual method with excellent sensitivity to many different fuel samples. The cloud point analyzer is compliant with ASTM D5771 and IP 444 and has perfect correlation with ASTM D2500 and IP 219.  The pour point analyzer is compliant with ASTM D5950 and has perfect correlation with ASTM D97 and IP 15. All the new line of Cold Flow analyzers includes a 2-year warranty.

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