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AFIDA - Advanced Fuel Ignition Delay Analyser

Part Number SA6000-0

Generic Cetane Number Analysis

AFIDA is a revolutionary development providing fully automated determination of the Generic Cetane Number (G-CN) of diesel and diesel related fuels using test method IP 617.

The analyser uses a constant volume combustion chamber (CVCC) and incorporates a unique and patented high pressure injection system that generates fine fuel droplets similar to modern common rail injectors in most diesel engines.

An ultra robust temperature controlled piezo electric injector provides rapid switching and highly repeatable fuel metering, offering improved performance and consistency when compared with solenoid controlled injectors and pintle type nozzles.

The analyser provides very fast, efficient and calibrated G-CN determinations, tests are fully automated via an integral 36 position carousel and auto sampler.

Understanding AFIDA and the future of Cetane Analysis

How does AFIDA compare to alternative technologies?

AFIDA Cetane Analyser


Excellent correlation to ASTM D613, EN ISO 5165 & DIN 51773
Wide sample types - middle distillates, blend components, biodiesel, FAME, XTL, HVO, heating oil and Jet A1
Suitable for use with Cetane improvers
Integral 36 place carousel and auto sampler
Calibrated with industry approved PRFs over the range 35 to 85 G-CN
Fully automated measurement
Small sample volume (approx 40 ml/analysis including flushing)
Short analysis time of approximately 20 minutes per sample
Precise and reproducible software controlled determination of G-CN
Advanced electronically controlled high pressure fuel injection system with piezo electric injector
Safe opertion - integral safety monitoring functions
Results saved to PC or for download
Stable calibration - fixed test conditions eliminates routine temperature tuning
Low running costs, single gas supply for combustion air
Uninterruptable power supply to maintain cooling in the event of power failure


EN 590 5.7.4, IP 617, Pr EN 17155:2017


Petroleum - Fuels & Oils

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