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Phase Technology PFA-70Xi Pour & Freeze Point Analyzer. About Phase Technology. Expertise: Design & manufacture of analyzers to test cloud, pour and freeze point Cold Flow is All We Do! Scientific Background: 29 year history of research; 30 patents Market Leader:

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about phase technology
About Phase Technology
  • Expertise:
    • Design & manufacture of analyzers to test cloud, pour and freeze point
    • Cold Flow is All We Do!
  • Scientific Background:
    • 29 year history of research; 30 patents
  • Market Leader:
    • 20 years of inter-laboratory “round robin” research
    • Phase ranks highest for repeatability, reproducibility, sensitivity and equivalency to reference manual test methods
companies choose phase technology because
Companies choose Phase Technology because:
  • World’s best precision
  • World’s fastest test speed
  • World’s most complete set of features and easy-to-use analyzer
70xi analyzer benefits
70Xi analyzer benefits
  • Fastest speed of any automatic or manual method:
    • Average test duration 5 – 10 min
    • Average operator time 0.5 – 2 min
  • Easy and fast to use – saves time in the lab
  • Best overall precision of any automatic or manual ASTM method
  • Powerful cooling system; minimum sample temperature to below -88°C [-126°F]
70xi productivity features
70Xi productivity features
  • Fast, one-touch testing
    • press one button to run a test instead of entering multiple screens of information
  • Full-color, touch-sensitive, 15” high resolution screen 
    • Easier to read and view more information
    • Displays several views of information at the same time.
    • Touch sensitive design is faster than keyboard & mouse.
  • Easy-to-use interface
    • New colorful graphic icon buttons for faster navigation.
    • Intuitive and easy to understand on-screen prompts.
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70Xi productivity features
  • USB and Ethernet connectivity
    • Quickly export analyzer data to a portable USB flash drive.
    • Ethernet port available for connecting to LIMS or internal computer network
    • Import and store any user documents (.doc, .pdf, .ppt and .pps) for customized operating procedures (SOP) or training
  • Reliability improvements
    • Modular component design – boards can be easily replaced in the field; no need to return to Canada for service
    • More stable cooler
    • Faster multiprocessor
70xi intellinostics
70Xi intellinostics

Built-in answers and operator information

  • Quick, responsive solutions — built-in alert messages give troubleshooting options to quickly solve problems
  • Self-guided tutorials— easy, on-screen instructions show how to use analyzer
  • In-depth system diagnostics— system checks verify performance and detect problems with critical components
automatic sampling cleaning
Automatic sampling & cleaning
  • Set-and-forget convenience
    • set 1 to 48 test runs, then walk away and let the analyzer do the rest!
  • Automatic sample injection
    • no need to individually pipette samples or change pipette tips.
    • Always uses the exact amount of sample required by the ASTM method.
  • Self-cleaning
    • Saves time and ensures perfect cleaning every time.
    • No more need for cotton swabs or risk of damage to sample cup.
70xi favorites feature
70Xi “Favorites” feature
  • One-touch preset Favorites
    • Frequently-used test settings can be stored in the analyzer for quick access.
    • Favorites can be created, organized, sorted or deleted as you desire.
    • With the single push of a button, lab operators can efficiently perform tests in significantly less time
built in tools to validate test results
Built-in tools to validate test results
  • Overlay and compare multiple phase plots
  • Control and trend charts
  • Automatic QC run
  • Option to retest sample
  • Optional alert or lockdown if out of acceptable limits
pour point astm method comparison1
POUR POINT ASTM Method Comparison
  • ISL/PAC CPP5Gs
    • The CPP5GSisextremelyslowand has poor precision – uses a mechanical tilt method which takes 80 – 140 minutes to complete a pour point test
    • Compare to Phase Technology pour point test takes 8 – 20 minutes
  • ISL/PAC MPP5Gs
    • The ISL MPP5Gs uses ASTM D7346 to determine the “no flow” point of petroleum products. ASTM stated that there is no correlation between no flow and pour point.
    • ASTM D7346 no flow point cannot be used to certify lube oil products for release because it is not a pour point method. The only accepted standards for product release are pour point methods, such as ASTM D5949 (as used by Phase Technology 70Xi analyzers).
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POUR POINT ASTM Method Comparison
  • Tanaka MPC-102
    • Tanaka is the slowest automatic method
      • reports of 90 – 120 minutes for low temperature lubes
      • Phase Technology 70Xi can perform at least eight test runs in the time that it takes Tanaka to perform one single test!
    • The MPC-102 requires 4 mL of sample (contrast to Phase Technology use of 0.15 mL). Larger sample volume introduces non-uniform temperature.
    • Even with external liquid cooler, MPC-102 is not able to reach the low temperature level that Phase Technology does.
      • Tanaka is only capable of going down to -30°C with internal cooler
      • Phase Technology reaches -88°C with internal cooler
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FREEZE POINT ASTM Method Comparison
  • ISL/PAC takes 2 to 3 times longer to run a freeze point test compared to Phase Technology
  • ISL/PAC FZP52Gs freeze point analyzer has seriousfalsewarmingissues
    • Numerous studies have shown high incidence of false warming – as high as 60% in a BP study
    • Shell Bulletin GLN 33a (September 14, 2006) warned that ISL “can occasionally falsely show a failure if samples contain small amounts of high boiling point material”
the phase technology advantage
The Phase Technology ADVANTAGE:
  • Phase Technology’s 70Xi analyzer is 4 to 10 times faster than the competition!
  • Phase Technology’s 70Xi analyzer has the world’s best precision
  • The 70Xi requires much less sample: 4 to 14 ml less needed per test!
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The Phase Technology ADVANTAGE:
  • Phase Technology has the oldest, most established, continuous-in-production automatic cold flow ASTM Methods – 17 years of proven, in-the-field use!
  • The PSA-70Xi tests pour, cloud and freeze point in one single unit.You’d have to buy two or three separate analyzers from our competitor!
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