ColdBlock is AirSTAR’s cooling system. No external chiller is required, even when cooling down to -105˚C.
Based on the free piston stirling cooler principle, AirSTAR’s ColdBlock is both efficient and powerful. Homogeneous cooling of the bath jacket is guaranteed by special-designed heat pipe technology.
Operation is easy with the built-in iPad and in-house developed iLabCB app. Along with easy navigation the app includes:
- Pre-installed and customizable methods
- Unique insight in test behavior:
- Vacuum profile per every single CFPP aspiration
- Anomalous aspiration highlight
- “Not empty before next” highlight (CFPP-2)
- Camera images of Cloud & Pour Point test intervals are saved in test result
Data handling options include export to LIMS / Windows PC and print PDF / kiosk printer. And with the 16Gb iPad, results storage is practically unlimited.
App- & firmware updates are always available free of charge.
The pre-installed methods contain the standard cooling profiles as prescribed in the corresponding test methods for Cold Filter Plugging Point, Cloud Point and Pour Point.
The ColdBlock is able to do both stepped cooling profiles (traditional) and Linear cooling profiles – for instance for the EN16329 CFPP method where it cools down with 30˚C/h.
Custom cooling profiles can be created in almost any form. From a simple “1-step at -90˚C” to complex multi-step profiles with heating, cooling and even linear steps all in one profile.
The ColdBlock is equipped with wireless power technology that supplies power to the CFPP / CPPP Head when it is placed on top. In a multiple-Head installation, the ColdBlock recognizes which individual Head is placed.