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The KAM KF Karl Fischer for Determining Moisture in Ethanol and Hydrocarbon Blends

The KAM KF Karl Fischer Moisture Analyzer is a key instrument for detecting low quantities of water in ethanol and hydrocarbon blends per ASTM D7923. Using the coulometric method, the KAM KF meets both repeatability and reproducibility requirements for the standard.

The KAM KF Karl Fischer for Determining Moisture in Biodiesel

Because biodiesel is far more susceptible to water absorption/contamination vs standard diesel, the KAM KF Karl Fischer Moisture Analyzer is key in detecting such contamination in sample analysis per ASTM E1064. Water contamination can come from improper fuel handling or condensation, and it can lead to microbial growth causing issues in storage and equipment, in particular, fuel injection systems. Using the preferred coulometric method, the KAM KF meets both repeatability and reproducibility requirements for the standard.

The unit comes in both portable and laboratory models and uses standard KAM Reagents and accessories in both of these applications. Steps for sampling handling, volume, etc. per ASTM D7923 and ASTM E1064 should be observed at all times. KAM has been manufacturing Karl Fischer coulometric titrators for over 30 years for a wide variety of field and laboratory applications.

CLICK HERE for quick instructions on how to measure water in crude oil using our Karl Fischer

Related Links:

ASTM D7923 Standard Test Method for Water in Ethanol and Hydrocarbon Blends by Karl Fischer Titration

ASTM DE1064 Standard Test Method for Water in Organic Liquids by Coulometric Karl Fischer Titration

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HOW IT WORKS

Kam Moisture Analyzers incorporate the coulometric principle applied to Karl Fischer titration. Karl Fischer titrimetry is an accurate moisture measurement method utilizing the quantitative reaction of water with iodine.

KEY ADVANTAGES AND FEATURES

  • Data storage for up to 100 samples
  • Automatic reagent expiration notification
  • Portable unit with 10-hour battery life
  • Graphic LCD digital display
  • Bluetooth
  • Windows based software
  • USB port
  • Bluetooth connection
  • Battery life indicator
  • Wireless Printer (Optional)
  • Storage for all consumables

APPLICATIONS

  • Custody transfer
  • Water concentration in refined fuels, including aviation
  • Water concentration in transformer oils, chemicals, and most other liquids

Specifications

Method: Coulometric Karl Fischer titration
Detection: Polarization detection
Control: Automatic electrolysis current control
Display: 320 x 240 pixel LCD
Sample size: 0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 1.0 ml for direct reading of volume % H2O, or less than 2 grams (or ml)
Range: 10μg – 100,000μg H2O (i.e. for a 100μg sample, the direct display is 0.0010% to 10% H2O)
Sensitivity: 1 μg H2O
Repeatability: Meets or exceeds ASTM E1064 and D7923
Reproducibility: Meets or exceeds ASTM E1064 and D7923
Titration speed: 1000μg H2O/min. (max. at high H2O concentrations)
Power requirements: Operates on either AC or DC.
AC – 110/120, 220/240 V, 50/60Hz, DC – 12V Rechargeable battery for portable model
Ambient temp.: 5°C – 40°C
Dimensions: Portable 15.5” x 8”x 10” (394mm x 203mm x 254mm)
Lab 10.5″ x 8″ x 9″ (267mm x 203mm x 229mm)
Weight: Portable model – approx. 20 lbs. (9 kg)
Lab model – approx. 10 lbs. (4.5 kg)

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