NewLab 225 Filter Plugging Tendency


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ASTM D 2068
IP 387
CE marked


Determination of the filter plugging tendency (FPT) of distillate fuel oils where the end use demands an exceptional degree of cleanliness. This test method is applicable to fuels within the viscosity range of 1.50 to 6.00 mm2/s (cSt) at 40°C.

Main Features

  • Bench top analyser
  • Instrument equipped with a built-in cooling system with sigle stage gas motor compressor CFC free
  • Bath made in aluminium

Measuring Principle

A sample of the fuel to be tested is passed at a constant rate of flow (20 mL/min) through a glass fiber filter medium. The pressure drop across the filter is monitored during the passage of a fixed volume of test fuel. If a prescribed maximum pressure drop is reached before the total volume of fuel is filtered, the actual volume of fuel filtered at the time of maximum pressure drop is recorded and used to obtain the automatic calculation result. Otherwise if the prescribe volume is filtered without reach the 105kPa pressure, the maximal pressure during the test is recorded and used to obtain the result.

Measuring Devices

  • PT100 Sensors Class A
  • Level sensor 0 … 300 ml
  • Pressure sensor 0 to 210 KPa

Technical Features

  • Bath / Sample Temperatures: °C/°F (selectable)
  • Measuring range: +80°C…-50°C
  • Bath temperature: -10°C … +40°C
  • Pump flow rate: 20 ml/min

Integrated panel PC

  • TFT/LCD 12″
  • Resolution 1024 × 768, 16.2 M colours
  • 2 USB ports for connection to an external printer and/or external PC
  • Storage capacity for more than 60’000 analysis


Main features

  • User friendly interface
  • Real time display of all the analytical parameters
  • Storage of all the analysis
  • Storage of the results in Excel® format
  • Display of the graphic
  • Printable results


  • Automatic calibration of each temperature probe by means of the calibration decade box
  • Storage of the data referred to the calibration
  • Last calibration date referred to each single probe displayed


Access to all analogue and digital signals (inlet and outlet) in order to verify their functioning.


1820-8013: Glass Microfiber Filter, ∅ 13 mm, 100/pk