Stanhope-Seta UK

Stanhope-Seta design and manufacture petroleum test equipment and quality control instruments used to measure the physical characteristics that determine product quality and consistency. Over the last fifty years, Stanhope-Seta have established a reputation for the supply of petroleum test instruments whose advanced capabilities, accuracy and reliability are a worldwide benchmark for many product quality measurements. There are now more than 100 quality control instruments in the Stanhope-Seta product range including flashpoint testers, oil test centrifuges and vapour pressure testers, which provide innovative solutions to meet all customer demands.

Stanhope-Seta is committed to developing innovative new petroleum test equipment solutions to meet ever changing customer demands and to provide precise levels of product quality analysis.

Through active involvement with major national and international standardization bodies including ASTM, IP, ISO, BSI and DIN, and by working closely with leading customers, Stanhope-Seta have contributed to test method specifications that today determine the quality standards of many products. As market leaders in the manufacturing of petroleum test equipment Stanhope-seta have set industry benchmarks around the world.

Flash Point

Stanhope-Seta flash point testers are universally specified in many international regulations to define and classify ‘flammable’ and ‘combustible’ substances. They provide the most precise and fastest means of carrying out flash point tests both in the laboratory and the field.


Learn more about Flash Point Testing.

Particulates, Residues & Composition

AvCount Lite Particle Counter – SA1800-2

The AvCount Lite portable automatic particle counter provides reliable results for determining the size and distribution of particles in light and middle distillate fuels, including aviation fuel and kerosene, biodiesel, low viscosity oils and hydraulic oils.

The particle counters simple operation makes testing bottle samples or on-line quick and easy, with results in under 3 minutes.

The AvCount Lite displays the cumulative, particles/ml and ISO 4406 cleanliness codes. Up to 600 measurements can be saved to the internal memory, downloaded to a PC/laptop or printed via the internal printer.

Supplied with: sample bottles, sample probe, waste pipe, universal voltage power supply, USB cable, calibration certificate and a USB memory stick containing handbooks and Partikel software for basic test method programming and data download. Learn more about Partikel Software >

FIJI MF – FAME in MultiFuels – SA5200-0

The patented FIJI has been developed to offers a rapid and easy check on Parts Per Million (ppm or mg/kg) levels of FAME in aviation fuel, distillates, residuals and gasoline.

FIJI uniquely utilises FTIR (Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy) technology and a patented sample preparation system which allows FAME detection accuracy down to the 10 mg/kg level.

FIJI can be used as a field or lab based screening tool to give a quick indication of possible FAME contamination that may then necessitate further investigations. The instrument helps to prevent expensive testing and avoid costly delays of fuel release.



Kinematic viscosity is a key property for fuels and lubricants. Kinematic viscosity is determined by measuring the time it takes for a sample to flow through a glass capillary viscometer at a known constant temperature.

Viscosity in fuels determines how well the fuel will pump to the engines. For lubricants, kinematic viscosity determines the ability of a lubricating oil to create and maintain.

Vapour Pressure

Vapour pressure testing of a wide range of volatile liquids, including gasoline, solvents and light crude oils is critical to their performance, affecting start up, warm up and tendency to vapour lock. Vapour pressure is an indirect measurement of potential emission levels and also identifies potential safety characteristics when a liquid is stored.

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