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Air Release Value System

Part Number 15840-0

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

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

A unique slider arrangement allows the user to easily position the test vessel throughout the test cycle.

Air Release Value - why is it tested?


Operator Safety
- No need to handle hot sample vessel
- Exhaust filter system extracts noxious flames
- Heating prevented when there is no air flow
- Safety cut-out prevents overheating
- Protective safety shield around vessel

Ease of Use:
- Removes traditional operator problems
- Sinker is permanently fixed to balance and sample raised up over it
- A mechanical vessel platform allows you to move the sample quickly and precisely between test modes

Precision and Accuracy:
- Automatic timing and regulated aeration ensures stable density and test repeatability

Enhanced Test Throughput:
- Temperature control minimises sample heat loss and speeds up start of test
- Automated test sequence optimises time take for each stage of test
- Quick connectors on glass vessels minimise assembly and cleaning time
- Allows preheated samples to be tested in rapid succession


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
Size (HxWxD) 82 x 44 x 50 cm
Weight 29 kg
CCCN Code: Tariff 90268020


ASTM D3427Standard test method for air release properties of petroleum oils
IP 313Determination of air release value of lubricating and hydraulic oils
BS 2000-313Determination of air release value of hydraulic, turbine and lubricating oils
ISO 9120Determination of air release value of hydraulic, turbine and lubricating oils
Air Release Value System


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
CE marked


ASTM D3427, BS 2000-313, IP 313, ISO 9120



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