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Rapid Flash Point Tester

Rapid Flash Point Tester
Model Shown FP-1000/EGA with optional External Gas Adapter

The Rapid Tester® is a semiautomatic instrument for determining the flash point temperature / combustibility of flammable liquids.

Closed cup test temperatures from ambient to 572°F (300°C) are automatically controlled by the set-a-temp adjustable digitally preset target temperature circuitry. Integral digital LCD display, NIST traceable thermometer, disposable fuel tank and electronic timer are standard.




  • Quality Assurance - Verify the formulation of liquid products with flammable ingredients.
  • Compliance Testing - Often required by regulatory agencies before transport or disposal of liquids
  • Fuel Dilution - Determine the relative percentage of fuel in engine crank case oil to forecast the need for engine rebuilding.


Technical Data

Technical Data
Performance (RT-01)
Repeatability: 0.5° @ 70°C
2.0° @ 150°C
Reproducibility: 2.0° @ 70°C
7.5° @ 150°C
Test Time: 1 min below 212°F
2 min above 212°F (100°C)
Cup Type: RT-01 Closed
RT-02 Open
Cup Material: Aluminum    (316ss optional)
Dimensions: 15.0 x 3.4 x 6.3"
(38.1 x 8.64 x 16.25cm)
Display: LCD digital and NIST traceable mercury-in-glass thermometer
Net Weight: 10 lbs (4.6 Kg)
Power Requirements: 110V / 60Hz or 220V / 50Hz
Sample Size: RT-01 2 ml below 212°F
4 ml above 212°F (100°C)
RT-02 2 ml
Temperature Range: RT-01 -22° to 572°F    (-30° to 300°C)
RT-02 Ambient to 212°F (100°C)



  • ASTM D3278
  • ASTM D3828
  • ASTM D4206
  • BS 3900 Part A11
  • BS 3900 Part A13
  • BS 3900 Part A14
  • CPSC CFR 16-1500.43a
  • DOT CFR 49-173.115
  • IATA Resolution 618 Attachment A
  • IP 303
  • ISO 3679
  • ISO 3680
  • OSHA 29CFR 1910-106
  • OSHA 29CFR 1910-1200


Digital Accuracy

Achieve the high level of digital performance offered only by the Rapid Tester®. The high contrast LCD display has 1/2" characters for ease of reading and is switch selectable between degrees Fahrenheit and Centigrade. A thermometer traceable to the National Institute of Standards & Technology is also included.

Unique set-a-temp circuitry permits simple adjustment and precise automatic regulation of test temperatures. Depress the Preset switch while turning the Temperature Control knob until the target temperature is displayed. Release the switch and set-a-temp takes over! Test cup temperature is automatically shown on the digital LCD display.

Fast Test-Small Sample
Test time is only one minute with a 2 ml sample for flash points below 212°F (100°C). You can run ten tests with the Rapid Tester® in the time that it takes to perform just one by other methods. The 2 ml/4 ml sample is a fraction of the large sample required by other flash point methods. This reduces sampling and disposal problems while improving safety.

Two Models
The Rapid Tester® Closed Cup Model RT-01 has a testing range from -22° to 572°F (-30° to 300°C). Open Cup Model RT-02 tests for flash point levels from ambient to 212°F (100°C).

Compare Results
Independent laboratory testing has demonstrated that the ASTM D3828 test method utilized by the Rapid Tester® correlates well with other flash point methods. In ASTM D-2 Round Robin testing it was found that the ASTM D3828 test method has the following correlation coefficients:

D3828 (Rapid Tester®) vs. D56 (Tag) = 0.9949
D3828 (Rapid Tester® vs. D93 (Pensky-Martens) = 0.9943
D56 vs. D93 = 0.9926

With better than 99% comparability you can use the Rapid Tester® with confidence.



Rapid Tester instrumentation is warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for one year from date of shipment and will be repaired or replaced at our option. This warranty is exclusive of shipping charges, consumable components or misuse. The liability of Gardco is limited to such repair or replacement. No warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or liability for consequential or other damages shall be implied.

Note: This contains only a general description of the Rapid Flash Point Tester. While uses and performance capabilities are described, under no circumstances should the product be used except by qualified, trained personnel and not until the instructions, labels, or other literature accompanying it have been carefully read and understood and the precautions therein set forth followed. Only they contain the complete and detailed information concerning this product. Not intended for use in hazardous areas. The manufacturer reserves the right to alter design and/or specifications without notice.



Rapid Flash Point Tester Diagram



Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices

Integral digital LCD display, NIST traceable thermometer, electronic timer, valve assembly w/tubing, syringe, heat transfer compound, AC cord and directions.
FP-1000/220 Rapid Tester®, Closed Cup, -22° to 572°F (-30° to 300°C) Aluminum Test Cup Lid & Shutter, with External Gas Adapter 220V 3,120.00
FP-1000/EGA Rapid Tester®, Closed Cup, -22° to 572°F (-30° to 300°C) Aluminum Test Cup Lid & Shutter, with External Gas Adapter 110V 3,120.00
FP-1000/SS/220 Rapid Tester®, Closed Cup, -22° to 572°F (-30° to 300°C) 316 Stainless Steel Test Cup/316ss Lid & Shutter, with External Gas Adapter 220V 3,922.00
FP-1000/SS/EGA Rapid Tester®, Closed Cup, -22° to 572°F (-30° to 300°C) 316 Stainless Steel Test Cup/316ss Lid & Shutter, with External Gas Adapter 110V 3,922.00
Open Cup Testers also available in 220V and with External Gas Adapters, Butane Cylinders cannot be shipped overseas - must purchase models with External Gas Adapter
FP-1720 316 SS Lid & Shutter Assembly Replacement 841.05
FP-174005 Black Metal Lid & Shutter Assembly Replacement 607.95
FP-1670 Heat Transfer Compound Pocket 15.75
FP-1680 Metal Cooling Block 156.45
FP-1690 Refrigerant Charged Cooling Block 424.20
FP-1710 Syringe 2ml / 4ml 160.65
FP-1733 Silicone Gas Tubing Repl/Ft 17.85
FP-1750 Gasket 27.30
FP-1760 Fuel Cylinder Valve 114.45
Thermometers (Traceable to N.I.S.T)
FP-1810 32° to 572°F (0° to 300°C) ea. 121.80
FP-1820 32° to 230°F ea. 132.30
FP-1830 0° to 110°C ea. 132.30
FP-1840 -36° to 105°F ea. 154.35
FP-1850 -30° to 100°C ea. 154.35
ASTM Flashpoint Standards
FP-1983 ASTM D56 @ 66°C, ASTM D92 @ 79°C, ASTM D93 @ 72°C (200ml) 283.00
FP-1987 ASTM D92 @ 137°C, ASTM D93 @ 132°C (200ml) 283.00
FP-1991 ASTM D92 @ 224°C, ASTM D93 @ 218°C (200ml) 283.00


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