Part No. SA1200-0


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  • AvCOUNT PARTICLE COUNTER (Battery operated)

Product Description

A rugged and portable laser based particle counter for checking and maintaining the quality of aviation fuel throughout the distribution network. Optimised for measuring particulate content in the range of 4µm(c) to >70µm(c) diameter in Aviation Jet Turbine Fuels (AvTur), avcount is also suitable for testing biofuels and biofuel blends, heating oil, gas oil, diesel - automotive and marine, gasoline and kerosines.


The AvCount uses the light obscuration principle, where the fluid under test is passed through a cell comprising a laser and a calibrated sensor. Particles in the fluid cast a shadow onto the sensor, which determines the area/diameter and number of particles in the sample.

Sampling and measurement is simple; fuel is drawn from a sample container or directly from the supply line. AvCount has a 10 bar standard pressure rating or can sample up to 315 bar line pressure using the optional pressure reducing system. An integral pump automatically draws the sample through an internal measuring chamber, removing the need for an external sampling pump.

avcount is fully automatic once the test sequence is started. The instrument flushes the cell with sample prior to commencing the measurements. A precise volume of sample is then analysed. The flushing/sample analysing sequences are automatically repeated in accordance with the selected test method.

Results are displayed on the LCD screen in real time and printed out on the integral printer as the test progresses. The results are shown for 6 particle size bands in Particles/ml and ISO Code. Results can be saved to memory for trend analysis of samples, printed out on the integral printer or downloaded to a PC or external printer. The "Log and Show" software option allows data to be downloaded from the instrument to a PC in different formats and allows the instrument to be fuly controlled and configured from any Windows interface.

Method Description
Particle Size Range: ISO 11171: 4µm to >70µm
Measuring channels: 8
Counts per Measurement (max): 16.000.000
Sample Viscosity (max): 68mm2/s (from sample bottle) 500mm2/s (@10bar)
Sample Temperature Range: 0 to 80°C
Results: Particles/ml (cumulative and distributive) ISO Codes to ISO 4406: 1999 (cumulative)
Cell Volume @ Flow Rate: 10ml @ 30ml/min
Total Sample Volume used (typ): 80ml (includes rinse cycles) for IP 565
Sample Pressure (max): 10 bar (310 bar with SA1008-0 option)
Voltage 100/230VAC, 50/60Hz, max 30W (12VDC for SA1200-0)
Size (HxWxD) 37 x 33 x 21cm
Weight 11kg
CCCN Code: Tariff 90318091
  • Designed for Laboratory or Portable use
  • Advanced laser based analysis
  • Particle size 4 µm to > 70µm, ISO 4406:1999 codes
  • Fully automatic operation
  • Precise and Reliable results
  • Calibrated in accordance with ISO 11171
  • Inlet hose connection fits standard 250ml sample bottle
  • Battery operated, typical battery life of 4 hours
  • Supplied with 2 sets of batteries and mains adaptor
  • On site calibration/support via authorised service personnel


ASTM D7619, DEF STAN 91-86, DEF STAN 91-91, IP 565, prEN 60970:2006

Method Description
DEF STAN 91-91 Aviaton Fuel Specification
IP 565 Determination of the level of cleanliness of aviation turbine fuels – portable automatic particle counter method
prEN 60970:2006 Methods for counting and sizing particles in insulating liquids
ASTM D7619 Method for counting and sizing particles in light and middle distillate fuels, and liquid bio fuels, by automatic particle counter
DEF STAN 91-86 Turbine Fuel, Aviation Kerosine Type: High Flash Type

Additional Information

Country of ManufactureUnited Kingdom
Dimensions cm (WxDxH)24 x 33 x 24cm
Hazardous Product?No
ManufacturerStanhope Seta
Tarriff Code90318091
Gross Weight (Kg)12.1000