ABS

A fully automated, Ball-on-Cylinder wear test system which provides a fast, repeatable assessment of the lubricity of aviation fuels.

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 exchange the combined relative humidity and temperature probe for a precalibrated unit
  • PCS manufactures the ABS test rings – single source supplier of test rings and specimens leads to higher quality control

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).

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