Recognised Standard Methods:

ASTM D5001- Standard Test Method for Measurement of Lubricity of Aviation Turbine Fuels by the Ball-on-Cylinder Lubricity Evaluator (BOCLE)



Part code: ABS
Main product features
  • The PCS Automated BOCLE System (ABS) is included in the D5001 ASTM specification.
  • Simple to use interface -microprocessor control of all instrument functions.
  • Standard ASTM D5001 test sequence pre-loaded into ABS microprocessor controller – operator fits cleaned specimens, adds fuel sample and presses the ‘Start Test’ button.
  • Automatic control of test sequence – no operator-induced variability in test results.
  • Automatic flow controllers for moist and dry air – no operator input required to control the humidity and flow rate of the conditioned air.
  • Optional PC-based data logging software – allows test data to be recorded as a permanent record (available for both D5001 and D6078).
  • Interchangeable humidity and temperature probes – humidity and temperature measurement does not need to be re-calibrated – simply replace the combined relative humidity and temperature probe with an exchange pre-calibrated unit.
  • PCS manufactures the test rings – single source supplier of test rings and specimens leads to higher quality control.
  • Technical Specs
  • Description
  • Accessories
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Operating Conditions - Ambient Temperature15 to 35°C
Operating Conditions - Ambient Humidity20-80% (non-condensing)
Mains PowerUniversal (100-230V) 750 VA
Temperature ControlSolid state thermoelectric heater/cooler
Weight34 Kg (75lb)
Length520 mm (21")
Width520 mm (21")
Height340 mm (14")

The ABS is a microprocessor-controlled Ball-on-Cylinder wear test system which provides a fast, repeatable assessment of the performance of jet fuels that fully conforms to the ASTM D5001 test method for “Measurement of Lubricity of Aviation Turbine Fuels by the Ball-on-Cylinder Lubricity Evaluator”.

The ABS comprises a single, compact, bench top mounted unit. The only external services required are compressed air to the specification in ASTM D5001 and 100-230V mains power. The internal de-ionised water reservoir requires refilling after approximately 1,000 tests. An air cleaner/dryer is available which can clean and de-humidify normal laboratory or shop air to meet the requirements of the ASTM standard (<0.1 ppm hydrocarbon).