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Seta - Air Release Value Apparatus

The Seta Air Release Value Apparatus is designed to determine the air release properties of hydrocarbon based oils in accordance with ASTM, IP and other methods.

The apparatus is a benchtop instrument with integrated density balance, heater, temperature control system, pressure regulation and microprocessor based control system.

A unique slider arrangement allows easy positioning of the sinker and movement throughout the test cycle.

Technical specifications

Compressed air supply pressure required 137 kPa (let down to 20 kPa by the instrument)
Sample size 180 ml ±5 ml
Temperature range Ambient to 75°C (air to 85°C)
Set temperatures 25°C, 50°C, 75°C (custom temperature available in software)
Temperature stability 0.2°C
Density measurement accuracy ±0.5 kg/m3
Voltage 110/240 V, 50/60 Hz, Autosensing Universal PSU
Current (MAX) 3.5 A
Display Widescreen 7" TFT LCD 800 x 480 resolution
Dimensions (H x W x D) / Weight 82 x 44 x 50 cm / 29 kg

Key features

  • Multi-station sample management platform
  • Touch screen display and auto test commands
  • Circulated heating
  • Automated and integrated density monitoring
  • Automatic result calculation
  • Results storage for over 10,000 tests
  • Full LIMS connectivity
  • Quick connectors for ease of sample handling


  • Environmental
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceutical
Stanhope-SetaStanhope-Seta design and manufacture quality control instruments used to measure the physical characteristics that determine product quality and consistency. The 'Seta' range includes test equipment for the hydrocarbons industry as well as many other laboratory test applications for quality control, calibration and analysis.