MiniVap VP/VPL Vision

Enter a New Age in Vapor Pressure Testing


MINIVAP VP Vision is a highly versatile portable vapor pressure tester that features best-in-class precision and a pressure range of 0-2000 kPa. It is the first analyzer that demonstrates excellence in engineering by earning certificates for robustness and durability. Based on Grabner´s cutting-edge Cockpit™ technology, the instrument offers unmatched networking capabilities and enables worldwide access to analyzers.

Engineered for Excellence
MINIVAP VP Vision measures gasoline, jet fuel, crude oil, LPG and solvents. The analyzer provides a wide pressure range of 0 - 2000 kPa, without compromising precision. Long-term testing has demonstrated an unmatched repeatability of less than 0.2 kPa. The newly developed Grabner 2D-Correction™ (273 points) and exact piston positioning guarantee that accurate and precise results are received over the full measuring range. MINIVAP VP Vision incorporates Grabner´s Sampling Pro™ valve design, which during ruggedness tests proved to be the best-in- class piston based design for minimizing cross contamination between various sample types.

Simplicity and Flexibility
The MINIVAP VP Vision uniquely combines ease of use with flexibility. A modern, app-like user interface makes it easy to select, start and follow measurements directly on the industry- proven 10” touch screen. With just a few clicks, measuring templates can be created and customized methods can be added. In addition, Grabner´s Cockpit™ PC software offers lab managers the utmost in flexibility. The software combines measurement results from multiple locations.

Access. Anywhere. Anytime.
With the Cockpit™ PC software multiple instruments are automatically recognized and devices all around the world can be configured, monitored, diagnosed, serviced and upgraded from one central lab. The software can be accessed through a secure VPN tunnel, allowing for true mobile access to instruments from any place at any time. A unique call home function facilitates easy uplink to our well trained support team.

Durability and Robustness
The MINIVAP VP Vision is the first vapor pressure tester certified to work in cold, hot and damp heat climate. It has demonstrated an ability to withstand vibrations and heavy shocks coming from any direction. This instrument is ideal for use in mobile laboratories, in military applications or in harsh environments.

Most versatile, most complete
MINIVAP VP Vision comes fully configured to run all major vapor pressure methods. Every analyzer incorporates a shaker to provide rapid equilibrium for crude oil and V/L ratio tests.

Highest Accuracy - Lowest Limit: Low Volatility Model MINIVAP VPL VisionProduct | Small | MINIVAP VPL Vision
While the standard VP model is designed to sustain pressures up to 20 bar, some applications require increased measurement sensitivity for samples with a very low volatility. These applications include e.g. the measurement of Diesel, Oils or Flavors & Fragrances. The MINIVAP VPL Vision model is designed for low volatility measurements up to 150 kPa (21.8 psi). It shows a measuring repeatability better than 0.1 kPa for low volatile samples.

Direct / Indirect Determination of the Absolute Vapor Pressure ("VOC-Methods")
The model MINIVAP VPL Vision was developed to automate the manual ASTM D2879 Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure by Isoteniscope for low volatile samples, which is used by the chemical industry. The instrument incorporates a direct and an extrapolated "VOC" method for absolute vapor pressure measurement of single- and multi-component samples.

The direct "VOC"-method is a static method for determining the absolute vapor pressure required for safety data sheets. The indirect method additionally allows to extrapolate to extremely low pressures or to temperatures that exceed the instruments temperature range (-100°C to +300°C). Both methods yield results comparable to the static ASTM D2879 Isoteniscope method, but do not require sample evacuation prior to testing. Based on the GRABNER Triple Expansion Method, air/gases are removed automatically from the measurement result and the sample composition is maintained during measurements.

"VOC"-methods are available in both the MINIVAP VPL and the VP Vision analyzer. Because of a better sensitivity for low volatile samples, the precision of the VPL Vision is significantly better in the pressure range of 0.1 to 30 kPa.

Methods included in MINIVAP VP Vision

ASTM D6378
Vapor Pressure of Gasoline and Petrochemicals (VPx)
Grabner´s "Triple Expansion Method" with determination of the dissolved air in the sample. No cooling and air Saturation required!
ASTM D5191
DVPE Dry Vapor Pressure Equivalent (w/ EPA and CARB correlation formulas)
Standard "Mini-Method" measured against vacuum and a correlation formula for the calculation of the DVP. Requires sample preparation, including cooling of the sample to 0°C (32°F) and triple air saturation prior to the measurement.
ASTM D6377
Vapor Pressure of Crude Oil (VPCRx)
"Single-Expansion Method" for vapor pressure of Crude Oil developed by GRABNER INSTRUMENTS. Better precision than classical ASTM D323 RVP method, ASTM correlation formula to D323 available. Does not require sample preparation: Saves time, increases precision and eliminates operator bias.
ASTM D6897
Vapor Pressure of LPG up to 2000 kPa
Easy, quick, fully automatic and accurate measurement of liquefied petroleum gas. Replaces the manual bomb method ASTM D1267. ASTM D6897 eliminates manual operation and cleaning and minimizes sample waste. Yields results in excellent correlation with ASTM D1267, but with a highly improved precision.
ASTM D5188
V/L-Ratio (TV/L)
Determines V/L ratio of non-viscous liquids including hydrocarbons like gasoline, solvents and other highly volatile compounds. Insturment performs fully automatically, providing results in minutes. No additional equipment is required.
Fast Mode™
ASTM D5188 & D5191 Fast Mode™ Method
Runs ASTM D5188 and D5191 directly after each other.
EN 13016 - 1
Air Saturated Vapor Pressure
EN 13016 - 2
Absolute Vapor Pressure
IP 394, 409, 481
IP Methods for gasoline and crude oil
JIS K2258-2
Japanese standard method for gasoline
SHT 0769
Chinese standard method for gasoline
SHT 0794
Chinese standard test method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Mini Method)
SNT 2932
Determination of Vapor Pressure of Chemicals – Triple Expansion Method
GOST 52340
Russian / CIS standard method for crude oils
"VOC" Methods
Direct and Indirect Low Volatility Methods
Static methods for determining the absolute vapor pressure required for safety data sheets. Both methods yield results comparable to the static ASTM D2879 Isoteniscope method, but do not require sample evacuation prior to testing.
TVP
True Vapor Pressure TVP of Crude Oils (FW 2.0)
Custom
Customized Single and Triple Expansion Methods
  • Specifications +


    MINIVAP VP/VPL VISION VAPOR PRESSURE TESTER COMPLIES WITH

    • ASTM D6378 - Vapor Pressure of Gasoline (VPx)
    • ASTM D5191 (Dry Vapor Pressure Equivalent)
    • ASTM D6377 - Vapor Pressure of Crude Oil (VPCRx)
    • ASTM D6897 - Vapor Pressure of LPG up to 2000 kPa
    • ASTM D5188 - (V/L-Ratio)
    • EN 13016 - 1 (Air Saturated Vapor Pressure)
    • EN 13016 - 2 (Absolute Vapor Pressure)
    • IP 394 & 409 & 481
    • JIS K2258-2, SHT 0769, GOST 52340
    • US EPA approved Grabner test method for highest accuracy


    EXCELLENT CORRELATION TO

    • ASTM specified correlation to D323 (Wet Reid)
    • ASTM specified correlation to D4953 (Dry Reid)
    • ASTM D5482 (Mini-Method, atmospheric)
    • ASTM D1267 (LPG)
    • ASTM D2879 (Isoteniscope method)
    • REACH static vapor pressure test method

    OTHER AVAILABLE METHODS

    • ASTM D5188 & D5191 Fast ModeTM method
    • TVP - True Vapor Pressure of Crude Oils (FW 2.0)
    • Direct and Indirect VOC Low Volatility Methods
    • Custom Single and Triple Expansion Methods

    RELEVANT FUEL SPECIFICATIONS

    • ASTM D4814 (Automotive Gasoline)
    • EN 228 (Automotive Gasoline)
    • ASTM D910 (Leaded Aviation Gasoline)
    • ASTM D6227 (Unleaded Aviation Gasoline)
    • ASTM D1655 (Aviation Turbine Fuels)
    • ASTM D1835 (LPG)

    KEY FEATURES

    • Unmatched precision for the VP measurement of gasoline and aviation fuels, crude oil, LPG, hydrocarbon solvents and chemical compounds
    • Pressure range from 0 - 2000 kPa (VPL Vision: 0 - 150 kPa)
    • Unique 2-D Correction™ to ensure highest measuring precision over the full testing range
    • Built-in shaker to generate rapid equilibrium for crude oil and V/L tests
    • Smallest sample size: 1 ml w/o rinsing
    • Fast measurements: Results in 5 minutes
    • Automatic sample introduction and cell cleaning through piston-based design
    • No vacuum pump or sample preparation necessary!
    • Sampling ProTM valve design, best in class for minimizing sample cross contamination
    • Thermoelectric temperature control - no external cooling necessary
    • Maintenance free through central lubrication system; rapid oil refill w/o disassembling
    • Cleanable, reuseable filter assembly
    • 10“ industry-proven full color touchscreen
    • Modern, app-like user interface with big buttons; works also with gloves - no stylus required!
    • Customizeable measurement templates
    • Unique PDF results sheet with pressure and temperature graphics
    • Fast Mode™ Method: Runs D5191 and D5188 in combination
    • Full calibration history and calibration backup function
    • Certified for use in cold, dry and damp heat environment (EN60068-2-1, EN 600068-2-78, EN 60068-2-14)
    • Shockproof and vibration-resistant portable design (EN 60068-2-6, EN 60068-2-27)
    • Ideal for laboratory and field use
    • 2 years warranty

    Cockpit™ PC Software
    Includes license for Grabner Cockpit™ PC software. For automatic instrument recognition, worldwide analyzer uplink and centralised results and statistics management. Enables remote user management and user training, remote device configuration and software update, remote diagnostics, online support and calibration checks.

    Options / Accessories
    Crude oil package for MINIVAP VP Vision available. Due to the instrument´s extended pressure range no pressure regulator is required for filling typical pressurized samples! A dedicated Pipeline Package is available for filling pressures >2000 kPa.

    Technical Data
    Temperature Range
    Measured: 0 to 120°C (user programmable)
    Extrapolated: -100 to +300°C
    Temperature Stability
    ± 0.01°C
    Temperature Profiles
    Single temperature, multipoint, curve, extrapolation
    Pressure Range
    VP Vision: 0 to 2000 kPa (0 to 290 psi)
    VPL Vision: 0 to 150 kPa (0 to 21.8 psi)
    Pressure Resolution
    0.01 kPa
    Precision VP Vision
    Repeatability: ≤ 0.2 kPa (pure substance @ 37.8°C)
    Reproducibility: ≤ 0.5 kPa (pure substance @ 37.8°C)
    Precision VPL Vision
    Repeatability: ≤ 0.1 kPa
    Vapor-Liquid Ratio
    0.02/1 to 100/1, depending on method
    Sample Volume
    1 mL (2.2 mL per rinsing)
    Measurement Time
    ~ 5 min., depending on method
    Results Database
    > 100.000 detailed results w/ graphics stored on the instrument
    Results Download
    csv, PDF w/ graphics
    Instrument OS
    Microsoft® Windows®
    Instrument Electronics
    Intel® industry PC
    10” industrial full color touchscreen
    24 bit ADC
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    Instrument languages
    en / de / fr / es / pt / it / ru / ar / zh / ja; customizeable
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    Interfaces
    2x USB, 2x LAN (1x DVI-I, 1x RS 232)
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    Operation / Environmental Cond.
    0 - 50°C, 93% r.H. non condensing
    acc. to EN 60068-2-1, EN 60068-2-78, EN 60068-2-1
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    Shockproof
    acc. to EN 60068-2-6 (req. (IEC 60721-3-2, Class 2M2)
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    Vibration resistant
    acc. to EN 60068-2-27 (req. IEC 60721-3-2, Class 2M2)
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    Power Requirements
    100-264 V AC, 45-63Hz, 80W (Switching Power Supply)
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    Field Application
    DC/AC Power Converter 12V
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    W x H x D
    293 x 390 x 280 mm (10.5 x 15.4 x 11 in.)
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    Weight
    10.5 kg (28 lb)

    Principle

    The sample is contained in a 10 mL syringe (3) or in a sample container for direct sampling. The automatic sample introduction and the volume adjustments are made by a piston with an integrated pressure transducer (1). The measuring chamber (2) with a total volume of 5 mL is automatically rinsed and filled with 1 mL for the measuring process. After closing the valve (4) driven by the valve motor (5), the volume expansion to 5 mL (with the sample under vacuum condition) is obtained by a further stroke of the piston. The temperature of the measuring cell is controlled with a high-power thermoelectric module (6) and measured with a precision Platinum RTD sensor (7). After the sample introduction and the volume expansion, the test temperature is adjusted. After the equilibrium time, the measurement of the dissolved air is completed. Test results of DVPE, ASVP, Pgas and Pabs are displayed and printed.




    Automatic piston lubrication is processed with every piston stroke.









    Continuous product development may make it necessary to change product specifications without notice.

  • Downloads +

  • Standards +


    ASTM D323
    Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Reid Method)

    ASTM D1267
    Standard Test Method for Gage Vapor Pressure of Liquefied Petroleum (LP) Gases (LP-Gas Method)

    ASTM D2879
    Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure-Temperature Relationship and Initial Decomposition Temperature of Liquids by Isoteniscope

    ASTM D3700
    Standard Practice for Obtaining LPG Samples Using a Floating Piston Cylinder

    ASTM D4953
    Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Gasoline and Gasoline-Oxygenate Blends (Dry Method)

    ASTM D5188
    Standard Test Method for Vapor-Liquid Ratio Temperature Determination of Fuels (Evacuated Chamber Method)

    ASTM D5191
    Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Mini Method)

    ASTM D5482
    Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Mini Method—Atmospheric)

    ASTM D6377 Standard Test Method for Determination of Vapor Pressure of Crude Oil: VPCRx (Expansion Method)

    ASTM D6378
    Standard Test Method for Determination of Vapor Pressure (VPx) of Petroleum Products, Hydrocarbons, and Hydrocarbon-Oxygenate Mixtures (Triple Expansion Method)

    ASTM D6897
    Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) (Expansion Method)

    EN13016-1+2
    PART 1: Liquid petroleum products - Vapour pressure - Part 1: Determination of air saturated vapour pressure (ASVP) and calculated dry vapour pressure equivalent (DVPE)
    PART 2: Liquid petroleum products - Vapour pressure - Part 2: Determination of absolute pressure(AVP) between 40 °C and 100 °C

    JIS K2258-2
    Crude petroleum and petroleum products -- Determination of vapour pressure -- Part 2: Triple expansion method

    SHT 0769
    Standard test method for determination of vapor pressure of petroleum products, hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon-oxygenate mixtures (Triple expansion method)

    SHT 0794
    Standard test method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Mini Method)

    SNT 2932
    Determination of Vapor Pressure of Chemicals – Triple Expansion Method

    GOST 52340
    Crude Oil Determination of vapour pressure by expansion method

    IP 394
    Liquid petroleum products - Vapour Pressure - Part 1: Determination of air saturated vapour pressure (ASVP)

    IP 409
    Liquid petroleum products - Vapour Pressure - Part 2: Determination of absolute vapour pressure (AVP) between 40°C and 100°C

    IP 481
    Determination of air saturated vapour pressure (ASVP) of crude oil

  • Cockpit Software +


    Grabner’s Cockpit™ PC Software for Vision Analyzers offers lab managers the utmost in flexibility. The software allows users to consolidate measurement results and statistics from multiple locations at one central lab and to store measurement data at any chosen location via direct Ethernet and LIMS-connection. The software can be accessed through a secure VPN tunnel, allowing true mobile access to instruments from any place at any time.

    Cockpit Download Page

    Features Cockpit™ (Click on the pictures to enlarge.)

    Access. Anywhere. Anytime.
    The MINIVAP VP Vision analyzer is the first in a series based on a new Grabner common platform design that is setting a new standard in connectivity.

    Grabner Cockpit™ PC Software allows users to access analyzers from anywhere at any time.


    Auto Detection.
    New instruments are automatically recognized, if linked to the same network. Or simply use the unique analyzer IP address to connect your analyzer.


    Review Results in One Lab.
    Group analyzers to consolidate and review all results in one central lab. New results are detected automatically.

    A global analyzer network can be configured to store all results in only one central Cockpit™ database.


    Template Generator.
    With just a few clicks, measuring templates can be created and customized methods can be added.

    Roll out measuring templates for a global fleet of analyzers. Or build templates for your individual analyzer only. It´s your choice.


    Calibration and Calibration History.
    Grabner’s newly developed 2D- Correction™ (273 points) guarantees that accurate and precise results are received over the full measuring range.

    Review analyzer calibration and calibration history through the Cockpit, or update analyzer calibration.


    Get Support. When YOU need it.
    You are in full control: Click "Connect to Grabner Instruments" on your analyzer to allow remote support.


    Remote Software Upgrade.
    The Cockpit™ automatically warns you, if an instrument´s software is outdated. Remote upgrade is performed with a simple click.

    Latest updates for the Cockpit Software can be downloaded here:
    http://www.grabner-instruments.com/registration/index.aspx


    Easy LIMS configuration.

    LIMS configuration has never been easier.


    User Management.
    Control and distribute new users to multiple analyzers. Or unlock old users that forgot their password.