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Grabner Instruments - Distillation - MINIDIS ADXpert Automatic Mini-Distillation

This true atmospheric distillation analyzer is extremely compact, portable and light weight and operates as a fully stand-alone unit. Designed for the quick and accurate quality control in laboratories and in the field, a distillation run on light products takes just 15 minutes and requires as little as 6 mL of sample. Because of its small size, the portable mini-distillation apparatus is the ultimate solution for places where limited or no lab-space is available.

MINIDIS ADXpert uses full automation from sample introduction to heating regulation, vapor temperature registration, volume measurement in the receiver compartment and calculation of the distillation curve from the raw data obtained during the test. This way it achieves the highest levels of accuracy, repeatability and reproducibility. The automatic operation involves simply inserting the filling tube into the sample container and pressing "RUN". No sample preparation like cooling is necessary; neither special programming of the test conditions or prior distillation knowledge is required. Fully automatic cleaning programs and the use of inexpensive and disposable sample cups guarantee highest productivity and eliminate the need for manual cleaning of glassware.

MINIDIS ADXpert performs according to ASTM D7344, the New Mini-method for the Distillation of Petroleum Products at Atmospheric Pressure and generates detailed D86 test reports. The distillation apparatus has a resolution almost twice as good as D86 distillation units, yielding results that are well within ASTM D86 r/R requirements. The extremely versatile unit allows precise testing of various gasoline, jet fuel and diesel products (groups 0-4), biofuels, solvents, aromatics, organic liquids, chemicals and contaminated or blended samples.

Technical specifications

Display Large graphics display, backlit
Test temperature 0 - 400°C (32 - 752°F)
Measuring sample volume 6 mL
Measuring time (gasoline) 15 minutes
Power requirements 100/110/230/240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 200 W
W x H x D 253 x 368 x 277 mm (10" x 14.5" x 10.9")
Weight 20 kg (44 lb)

Key features

  • Excellent correlation to ASTM D86, ASTM D850, ISO 3405, IP 123, IP 195; Groups: 0 to 4
  • Performs exclusively according to the small scale distillation standard ASTM D7344
  • Automatic Measurement of Unknown Samples (no prior knowledge about the distillation group required)
  • New Method for Biodiesel detection
  • True atmospheric distillation
  • Dry Point detection
  • Automatic temperature controlled (Peltier) sample introduction system: no loss-errors due to manual sample handling
  • Use of disposable, cheap metal sample cups
  • User dialogue assures easy operation and guides operator through instructions for handling and calibration
  • Fast & easy operation, fully automatic cleaning program
  • Built-in pressure sensor for automatic barometric correction
  • Built-in balance for accurate residual determination
  • Highly accurate volume detection
  • 10 different pre-installed programs for each group (0 to 4)
  • Special distillation points can be pre-defined
  • Test temperature: up to 400°C (up to 752°F)
  • Temperature resolution: ±0.1°C (±0.18°F)
  • Measuring sample volume: 6 ml
  • Rinsing sample volume: app. 15 ml
  • Measuring time: 15 minutes (gasoline)
  • Portable and rugged design for field use
  • Large graphic display
  • Serial2LAN-converter (option)
  • PC/printer interface and standard PC-keyboard connector
  • USB interfaces for enhanced connectivity and data Transfer

MINIDIS ADXpert operation workshop

  • Chemical
  • Environmental
  • Food & Beverage
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Powders & Pigments / Coating
Grabner InstrumentsGrabner Instruments, a subsidiary of AMETEK, Inc. is known as one of the most innovative companies world wide developing and manufacturing automatic petroleum testing equipment. Grabner Instruments’ success is based on the development of highly innovative, fully automated, portable, rugged and fast & easy to operate fuel and oil analyzers for the highly accurate quality control in the laboratory as well as for fast on-site tests in mobile laboratories.
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