Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Flash Point Tester apm-8ISO 2719 ASTM D93 IP 34
JIS K-2265-3

Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Flash Point Tester apm-8

The apm-8 Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Flash Point Tester automates flash point tests according to ISO 2719 ASTM D93 IP 34 JIS K-2265-3. Thanks to 3 built-in tests procedures the apm-8 is suitable to perform flash point tests of homogeneous petroleum products such as distillate fuels, non-homogeneous products such as residual fuel oils and of biodiesel.

A more detailed description of the apm-8 Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Flash Point Tester you find on the website of Tanaka Scientific Limited.


The apm-8 is the result of Tanaka's 45 years of experience in manufacturing automated Flash Point Testers. Thanks a an improved Swing Arm assembly and a large color display it offers a maximum operating convenience.

Technical Specifications

All-in-one, microprocessor controlled
Test Standards
ISO 2719, ASTM D93, IP 34
Measurement Modes
ASTM D93 A-normal, ASTM D93 A-SPE (search)
ASTM D93 B-normal, ASTM D93 B-SPE (search)
ASTM D93 C-normal, ASTM D93 C-SPE (search) and User custom
Band type heater 530 W @ 115 V or 500 W @ 230V
Cooling Device
Forced air cooling by fan
5.7 inch (117 x 88mm) color LCD with LED back light
100, 250 rpm (selectable)
Temperature Sensor
PT-100 (in stainless steel shell)
Flash Detector
CRC Thermocouple
Ignition Source
Gas ignition with automatic lighting or electric ignition. Interchangeable.
Barometric Correction
Automatic correction by built-in barometric pressure sensor.
I/O Ports
RS-232C (1 channel)for PC or Optional Printer
USB (1 channel)for USB keyboard or USB Flash Memory
Safety Shutdown
Automatically shuts off and the problem is reported by buzzer and display, in case:
a) EFP+20°C or 370°C is reached
b) temperature sensor is found defective
c) flash detector is found defective
d) thermofuse is blown
e) electric igniter is blown
f) built-in battery is found drained out g) test cover is not set in place
h) control computer stops working (no display)
i) stirring motor stopped
Gas Supply
(if gas is used for ignition)
LP gas or natural gas
Max. pressure:10kPa
Power Supply
100/120VAC or 220/240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
720 W MAX.
Energy Consumption
170 Wh for 1 test (about 60 min)64.26 g CO2 (@ 0.378 kg CO2/1kWh)
Ambient Temperature
10 … 35°C
230 (W) x 470 (D) x 390 (H) mm | 9.1 (W) x 18.5 (D) x 15.4 (H) inches
17 kg | 37.5 lbs

Options and Accessories

Standard Accessories

CodePart NameQtyRemarks

APM-02-001 Test Cup Assembly1 
320-00-035 Thermofuse1Pack of 5, with Insulating Tube
210-02-161 Gas Hose Ø9 x Ø16, 1.5 m, with Hose Bands1 
APM-04-431 Windscreen for apm-8 1 
−−−−−−−−−apm-8 Manuals1Manuals for apm-8

Optional Accessories

CodePart NameQtyRemarks

070-00-068 Printer, BS2-80TS1Prints out test data and instrument settings
070-00-281 Mini USB Keyboard1To enter sample IDs

Suggested Spare Parts for 2 Years of Operation

CodePart NameQty

APM-02-001 Test Cup Assembly 1
320-00-035 Thermofuse 1
ABL-01-003 Electric Igniter, EL-8 2
APM-04-031 Temperature Sensor for apm-8 1
APM-03-032 Flash Detector for APM-7/apm-8 1