|ABS Automated BOCLE System|
|PCS Instruments is pleased to announce the launch of a new instrument - the Automated BOCLE System, or ABS. In response to requests from our customers we have designed the ABS to meet the need for a simple to use, low cost, compact, automatic instrument to perform the ASTM D5001 test method for "Measurement of Lubricity of Aviation Turbine Fuels by the Ball-on-Cylinder Lubricity Evaluator".
|HFR2 High Frequency Reciprocating Rig|
|The HFR2 is a computer-controlled reciprocating friction and wear test system which provides a fast, repeatable assessment of the performance of fuels and lubricants. It is particularly suitable for wear testing relatively poor lubricants like diesel fuels and for boundary friction measurements of engine oils, greases and other compounds. The HFRR test for diesel fuel lubricity gained CEC "A" status in September 1996 after an extensive round-robin program. Other standards based on the HFRR system include ASTM D6079-97, ISO 12156-1, ISO 12156-2, EN 590:1998, JPI-5S-50-9 and IP 450/2000. Developed in consultation with a major fuel additive manufacturer and the Tribology Laboratory of Imperial College, London, there are currently over 350 systems in use in more than 40 countries world-wide.