Elcometer Flash Point Testing


When developing any solvent based liquid including paint, coating or ink it is imperative that the flash point is determined and declared in order to meet the stringent transport regulations laid down by governments around the world. Flash Point is defined as “the lowest temperature of a liquid at which its vapours will form a combustible mixture with air”.  It is a convenient and reliable classification of the “flammability” of many substances. 

Most industries need to test the Flash Point of raw materials, products or waste to ensure:

  • Product quality - as a measure of consistency and performance comparison
  • Compliance testing - to test safety classification for handling, storage, transport and waste
  • In-service analysis - tests on in-use oils and other substances for contamination/adulteration
  • General safety - to evaluate hazard potential
  • Specifications - to check conformance



6910/1 Setaflash 'Series 3' closed cup tester

6910/2 Setaflash 'Series 3' open cup tester

6910/3 Setaflash 'Series 3' active-cool closed cup tester


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