Video Distillation
ASTM D86, D850, D1078
ISO 3405, ISO 918
IP123, IP195
DIN 51751
JIS K2254
GOST 2177

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Patent(s) :
US 63/247,445

The Video Distillation VD10 revolutionizes distillation testing by bringing unmatched automation and precision to the analysis of atmospheric distillation of petroleum products.

Powered by innovation, the VD10 analyzer revolutionizes this routine analysis of petroleum products by providing unparalleled automation and precision.
The powerful algorithm assisted by video camera (patent pending) analyzes in real time the boiling behavior of the sample in the flask during the distillation run and applies optimal heating to strictly respect conditions of the chosen method.
As an experienced manual distillation operator, visual monitoring allows the VD10 to detect boiling changes early enough ato anticipate the appropriate heating regulation to reach IBP, 5% in given time, and the distillation rate control. No need for programming or optimization, the distillation test is perfect from the first try even for unknown or difficult samples like biofuels.

Special fuel
Pipeline and terminals
Military fuel testing
Jet fuel testing

ASTM D86, D850, D1078
ISO 3405, ISO 918
IP 123, IP 195
DIN 51751
JIS K2254
GOST 2177


The VD10 is the most advanced distillation instrument available today. Developed by AD Systems, the original imaging system makes the VD10 truly automatic distillation apparatus not requiring any programming, drastically reducing operator time

High quality components, precise sensors and robust construction assure high reliability, heavy-duty use with minimum maintenance.

User friendly interface contains all necessary features for test traceability, quality assurance, diagnostics, communication and safety.

Intelligent video system assists operator by checking proper installation of flask, probe and heater plate.
The VD10 advanced control algorithm uses image analysis to perfectly control the distillation run.

No need for any programming or optimization

The entire procedure is fully automated: heating the flask, regulating the condenser and receiver temperatures, measuring vapor temperatures and volume, detecting IBP, FBP and recording all data.  At the end of the test, the heater is automatically lowered and cooled down quickly. Results are displayed, saved, printed, sent to LIMS.

Technical Specification Description
Test method ASTM D86, D850, D1078, IP 123, IP 195
DIN 51751, ISO 3405, GOST 2177, JIS K2254
Vapor Temperature Pt100 class A with embedded calibration data and automatic probe ID detection.
Range: 0 - 450°C, accuracy 0.1°C
Heater Low mass/low voltage heater.
Video camera assisted algorithm calculates optimum heating in real-time.
Distillation range: 2-10 ml/min
Automatic heater lift.
Specially designed fan for fast cooling.
Condenser Hybrid: Solid state/liquid cooled condenser.
Sealed system for long life operation.
Very fast temperature stabilization at setpoint in the range of 0 - 65 °C
Receiver Homogeneous tempering of receiver chamber in the range 10 to 45°C.
Accurate optical volume measurement not affected by "smoky" product, accuracy 0.1 ml
Normalized to 100% charge volume.
Ambient sensors Built-in barometric presure sensor 50 to 110 kPa, accuracy 0.1KPa
Ambient temperature and humidity sensors supplied in standard
User interface Full-color touch screen; multilanguage; Smart operator assistance features
Communication USB, RS232, Ethernet
Fire safety UV sensor for fire detection.
Built-in fire extinguisher manifold.
External alarm connection.
Emission reduction VOC extraction included in standard
Electrical 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Physical (WxDxH) 42cm x 48cm x 63cm; weight: 50 Kg
Accessories Dry point kits; printer; bar code reader
Operation conditions Temperature 10°C - 35 °C
Humidity up to 90%, non-condensing

Ethanol blended Gasoline
Jet Fuel
Refinery streams
Heavy oils