The Multi Filtration Tester (MFT) fully conforms to the latest ‘cold soak’ filterability test requirements for FAME and bio diesel. It is a unique and versatile instrument designed to test the Filter Blocking Tendency (FBT) of diesel, biodiesel (B100 & B5/7/20/30), gas oil, gas turbine fuel and kerosene. Test parameters for IP 387 and ASTM D2068 are pre-programmed. FBT analysis is achieved by measuring the pressure differential across a disposable filter. Fuels which have a high FBT could potentially block filters in the distribution network or during use in a vehicle or power plant.
MFT is also used to determine the FBT for BX fuels containing bio components, such as FAME (biofuel), which have been ‘cold soaked’ at a temperature just above zero Celsius. During the 16 hour cold soak particles of saturated monoglycerides (SMG’s) and sterol glucosides can be formed which do not dissolve when the temperature is raised back to ambient.
Portable test for filterability/blocking tendency of Fuel Oils
Testing of Bio components including FAME material and cold soak testing
Easy to use, fully automated operation
Large LCD display
Results in less than 15 minutes
Automatic calculation of FBT and F-QF
Simple calibration/verification of flow, pressure & temperature
Interface for PC/Printer
Filter housing & filter packs are available according to test method requirements