ERASPEC - SPECTRAL FUEL ANALYSIS IN SECONDS

ERASPEC - SPECTRAL FUEL ANALYSIS IN SECONDS

Spectral Fuel Analysis in Seconds
ERASPEC is eralytics industry-proven multi-fuel analyzer with several thousand installations worldwide. It offers measurements of fuel component concentrations, complex properties like RON or cetane number, and density for gasoline, diesel oil , jet fuel and even specialized fuels like ethanol fuels. A single push of a button delivers all results within 1 minute.


FTIR Fuel Analysis
In FTIR fuel analysis a spectrum of the analyzed fuel is recorded within the mid-infrared region using a Fourier transform spectrometer. Counting on the chosen method a single measurement is in a position to detect over 40 parameters within a couple of seconds. For gasoline measurements e.g. RON, MON, AKI, distillation properties, esters and aromatics concentrations are determined. When analyzing diesel aromatics, cetane improvers, biodiesel and plenty of more are often quantified. Analyzing biodiesel ERASPEC distinguishes between FAME / FAEE and oil. It measures FAME fully compliance with ASTM D7806 and EN 14078. Typical parameters for jet fuel include FAME, aromatics, freezing and flash point, smoke point and distillation parameter, as well as viscosity.


Integrated ASTM D4052 Density Measurement
ERASPEC is again expanding the horizon of portable fuel testing with eralytics integrated state-of the-art temperature-controlled U-tube density meter modules DENS7777 and DENS4052. Together with the ultra-light density meter module DENS4052 (patent pending), offering density measurements fully compliance with ASTM D4052 & ISO 12185 (r = 0.0001 g/cm3), ERASPEC can measure density, benzene and FAME fully compliance with international fuel specifications, like ASTM D4814, EN228 and EN590. In its standard version ERASPEC is now equipped with eralytics new DENS7777 U-tube density module that's also temperature-controlled and measures fully compliance with ASTM D7777 & ISO 15212 (r = 0.0005 g/cm3).


Patented Design
The heart of the ERASPEC fuel analyzer may be a patented corner-cube retro-reflector FTIR spectrometer. For highest precision its laser and temperature controlled and its spectral resolution is ready-made to the task of fuel analysis. This reduces any noise to an absolute minimum, increasing the repeatability and lowering the possible limits of detection. ERASPECS’ unique triple cell design is now the quality for all analyzers making future instrument upgrades extremely easy. ERASPEC automatically selects between a 20 µm and a 100 µm path length measurement cell counting on the fuel analyzed. This enables ERASPEC to always deliver the simplest measurement result. A 3rd cell is employed to run background measurements if needed. For special applications (e.g. advanced cetane improver determination) a singular fourfold-cell design with wider path-length is out there.


Measurement Procedure
To perform spectral analysis with the ERASPEC fuel analyzer are often wiped out 4 simple steps:

Enter sample ID and operator name
Select the measurement standard and therefore the library to be used for calculating properties Put your sample next to the fuel analyzer and insert the inlet tube Press the RUN button

The measurement steps are visualized on the display, showing the deflection of the moving mirror of the interferometer. When the measurement is completed the results are displayed and may be printed or added to a library with one click. When adding the results of the fuel analyzer to a library an editor for entering known properties will appear. This may improve the standard of future measurements using the ERASPEC fuel analyzer, because the library are often tailored to a selected application.

Technical Specifications

Available Test Methods
ASTM D5845, ASTM D6277, D4052/D7777, ASTM D7806, EN 238, EN 14078, ISO 12185, ISO 15212, IP559, US D.O.T / RCRA / NAVY and NATO reference methods
Correlation to...
ASTM D56, D86, D323, D445, D613, D976, D1319, D1322, D1840, D2386, D2699, D2700, D3828, D4814, D4815, D5191, D5769, D6371, D6379, D6378, D7153, D7371; EN 116, EN 13016; ISO 3104, ISO 3405, ISO 5163, ISO 5164, ISO 5165
Spectrometer Type
Patented mid-FTIR spectrometer
Laser and temperature controlled design
Measurement Cell
20 µm and / or 100 µm path length cell, reference cell
Optimized dual or triple position cell design for gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel measurements
Optional fourfold-cell for special applications (e.g. 400 µm)
Calibration
Factory calibrated with a matrix of several hundred international fuels
Spectral Libraries
Easy addition, expansion and exchange of individual fuel libraries
On the fly recalculation of libraries without delaying any measurements
Density Meter
Temp. controlled oscillating U-tube density meter (0-3 g/cm3):
Standard density module (r = 0.0005 g/cm3; ASTM D7777)
High precision density module (r = 0.0001 g/cm3; ASTM D4052)
Available Analyzer Modules
- Gasoline module (ASTM D5845, ASTM D6277, and several correlation methods)
- MMT / CMT module (determination of MMT, CMT and Manganese)
- Contamination gasoline module
- Benzene (determination according to EN 238)
- Synthetic fuel module (for gasoline)
- Diesel module (with several preprogrammed correlation methods)
- 2EHN Cetan improver module
- Low FAME module (for determination of FAME in diesel or jet fuel)
- EU FAME module (for determination of FAME according to EN 14078)
- Ethanol fuel module (ASTM D4806)
- Methanol fuel module
- Automatic fuel recognition module
- Jet fuel module (with several preprogrammed correlation methods)
Measurement Time
60 seconds, includes fully automated rinsing, filling and measurement (DENS7777)
Warm-up time 30 second
Sample Introduction
Directly from the sample container by an integrated pump
Sample Volume
10 mL
Cleaning
Automatic rinsing with next sample or solvent
Flow cell protected by an inegrated filter
Display of Fuel Spectra
Direct comparison of spectra on the color touchscreen
Overlay of fuel spectra with spectra of pure substances
Display
Industry proven 8.4" multilingual color touchscreen
Languages
English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese
Additional langages available upon request
Interfaces Built-in PC with Ethernet, 5 x USB-A, 1xUSB-B and RS232 interfaces
Direct LIMS connectivity via LAN and output to printer or PC
Optional input by keyboard, mouse and barcode scanner
Wifi via external USB dongle
Remote Control
Remote service capability via Ethernet interface
PC Software
ERASOFT RCS - remote control Windows® software for multi-instrument remote control, convenient data transfer, viewing spectra and result analysis
Result Satabase
50 000+ detailed test reports and spectra storable in internal memory
Alarm Tracking
All alarm messages are stored the the database together with the results
Auto Sampler
Optional 10-position auto-sampler - directly attached
Operating Conditions
Temperature range 5 °C to 45 °C
Humidity up to 90% RH, non-condensing
Power Requirements
Auto-switching 85-264 V AC, 47-63 Hz, max. 150 W (multi-voltage power supply)
Field application: 12 V DC (vehicle battery) adapter available
Dimensions / Weight
29 x 35 x 34 cm (11.4 x 13.8 x 13.4 in) / 10.5 kg (23.1 lb)

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