BROKEN ARROW, Okla., and VIENNA, May 17, 2012 — The Miniscan IRXpert analyzer manufactured by Grabner Instruments Messtechnik GmbH of Vienna, a subsidiary of Ametek Inc., is available from Ametek Petrolab Co. A portable multifuel analyzer for gasoline, diesel and biodiesel blends, it incorporates the advantages of mid-IR and near-IR spectroscopy. Based on Grabner Instruments’ expertise in fuel analysis, the instrument is intelligent and self-learning and uses more than 12,000 data points from the infrared spectrum to determine the concentration of molecules in a sample. It obtains from that spectrum a “fingerprint” of more than 40 important fuel properties. It performs compound analysis according to international standards (ASTM D5845 for oxygenates, ASTM D6277 and EN 238 for benzene, and EN 14078 for biodiesel). Predictions for octane number, AKI and cetane number are based on ASTM D2699, 2700, 613, ISO 5163, 5164; distillation on ASTM D86 and ISO 3405; and vapor pressure on ASTM D6378, D5191, D323 and EN 13016. An integrated temperature-controlled density meter enables direct determination of fuel density. The analyzer is supplied fully configured and ready for fuel testing. A high-end, full-color touch screen facilitates menu navigation and in-depth spectrum analysis. USB and Ethernet interfaces facilitate quick data transfer, printing, laboratory information management systems integration, and remote control and service. An unlimited number of new parameters can be added to the instrument with the push of a button. Users simply upload a database, and the analyzer creates the optimum measuring model.