The BWB BIO 943 Flame Photometer

For biological applications

Purpose Built Flame Photometer with
specialized software, firmware and hardware

 

The BWB BIO 943 is an offshoot of the popular BWB BIO. A simplified menu structure and enhanced Li detection make it a welcome addition to the BWB family. The ability to calibrate and measure Sodium, Potassium, and Lithium at the same time with the same dilution (from 1:6 to 1:100) streamlines throughput in many laboratories. We have retained the ability to enter and store two user-defined calibration curves should the user wish to readily measure differing sample types.

When connected to a PC with the BWB FP-PC app, the user can create .pdf files, .csv files, data presentations and reports that include all the key analysis data. The FP-PC Software also allows setup of the Automatic Fluid Handling System, AFHS, originally designed to work specifically with the BIO-943 unit.


The software enables you to view and edit the calibration curves. The intuitive user-friendly operation of the BWB BIO 943 spans all languages and appeals to all levels of users. The BWB BIO 943 is the must-have instrument in today’s research laboratory.

For sites that do not allow PCs or data acquisition in the test lab, the Printer provides the “hard copy” required for QA and QC purposes. The environmentally friendly print ink used by the printer has a minimum character capture life of 10 years. The printer is also compatible with other readily available paper stock.

To enhance accuracy and reproducibility there is an option to use either Caesium or Lithium as an Internal Reference System (IRS) that acts as an internal standard to adjust small changes during calibration and measuring.

FEATURES

 

  • SPECIALLY CONFIGURED FOR A
    RANGE OF USER INTERESTS 

     

  • “IRS” (INTERNAL REFERENCE STANDARD) CAESIUM OR LITHIUM OPTION
     

  • SINGLE POINT CALIBRATION CORRECTION 
     

  • INTERNAL REFERENCE STANDARDS
     

  • 5 AND 6 POINT MULTI-ION CALIBRATION STANDARDS FOR TWO SEPARATE CALIBRATION CURVES

  • ANALYSING LI, NA AND K 

  • OPERATOR INDEPENDENT DETERMINATION OF RESULTS 
     

  • ADVANCED AUTOMATED DETERMINATION OF RESULTS 
     

  • INTEGRATED PRINTER WITH ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY INK
     

  • IQ, OQ, PQ WEB-BASED CERTIFICATION STANDARD ON BIO 943AND AVAILABLE ON ALL BWB FES UNITS

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Technical Data

Sample rate 

2-3.5ml/min
 

Tubing materials 

Silicone and Tygon®  
 

Specificity 

Na/K/Li = <0.5% to each other when
equal in concentration at <100ppm
 

Required desk space for Instrument  

50cm (H) x 45cm (W) x 45cm (D)

For Safety reasons the Flame photometer requires 1m of unobstructed space above to allow dissipation of heat from the chimney.
 

Instrument size 

BIO 943 Flame Photometer
51cm (H) x 38cm (W) x 41cm (D)
(20in x 14in x 16in)
 

Shipping
62cm (H) x 55cm (W) x 47cm (D)
(24in x 22in x 19in)
 

Weight 

BIO 943 Flame Photometer 15.3kg

Shipping – BIO AV Flame Photometer 25kg

 

Optimal range

Multi-point calibration

Na – 0.0043 – 300mmol/l*

K – 0.0013 – 200mmol/* 

Li – 0.0072 – 20mmol/l*

*With required Dilution Ratios
 

Reproducibility 

<1% Coefficient of variability for 20 consecutive samples over ten minutes
at concentrations of 100ppm equivalent
or less. (After instrument stabilisation).
 

Limit of detection (LOD) and
limit of quantification (LOQ)

LOD                               LOQ        

Na – 0.0013mmol/l     Na – 0.0043mmol/l 

K – 0.0005mmol/l       K – 0.0013mmol/l 

Li – 0.003mmol/l         Li – 0.0072mmol/l 

Time to stability 

Less than 15 seconds after sample
is introduced into the flame
 

Ions measured

Na, K, and Li

Calibration solutions provided

URINE    

Point 1                Point 2               Point 3
Na 25mmol/l     Na 50mmol/l     Na 100mmol/l
K   25mmol/l      K   50mmol/l     K   100mmol/l
Li   2.5mmol/l    Li   5mmol/l       Li   10mmol/l
Ca 2.5mmol/l     Ca 5mmol/l       Ca 10mmol/l

Point 4                 Point 5    
Na 200mmol/l    Na 300mmol/l    
K   150mmol/l    K   200mmol/l    
Li   15mmol/l     Li   20mmol/l    
Ca 15mmol/l      Ca 20mmol/l    

SERUM    

Point 1                Point 2                Point 3
Na 120mmol/l   Na 130mmol/l   Na 140mmol/l
K   3mmol/l        K   4mmol/l        K   5mmol/l
Li   0.5mmol/l    Li   0.5mmol/l    Li   1mmol/l
Ca 1.5mmol/l     Ca 2mmol/l        Ca 2.5mmol/l

Point 4                Point 5    
Na 150mmol/l   Na 160mmol/l    
K   6mmol/l        K   7mmol/l    
Li   1.5mmol/l    Li   2mmol/l    
Ca  3mmol/l       Ca 3.5mmol/l

Recommended minimum warm up
time based on ambient temperature

21°C – 40 minutes   
     

Power requirements 

100V – 250V AC at 50 or 60Hz
 

Fuel requirement 

Propane, Butane or Natural Gas*
regulated to 19Bar. Flow rate of 0.4l/min

*with modifications. BWB Technologies recommends either Propane or Butane for optimum results. 

Readout

LCD, four line, alpha numeric, back lit.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

 

  • USB PC Lead

  • Selection of 3 Power cables to suit all regions

  • Gas Hose

  • Propane Adapter

  • Aspiration Kit

  • Manuals covering all aspects of the BIO 943 FP 

  • Quick Start guides 

  • Warranty Registration Form 

  • Certificates of analysis for all
    provided Fluids 

  • Material Safety Data Sheets for
    all provided Fluids 

  • The FP-PC Software installation USB 

  • 1L of BWB recommended
    cleaning solution 

  • Complete set of calibration fluids including Diluent Concentrate 

  • 100ml conical flask with screw lid

  • 100 disposable sample cups 

  • 1L of De-Ionised water

  • 2m of waste tube

  • Set of spare fuses

  • 10 x 10ml pipettes 

  • 10 x 1ml pipettes

BWB Technologies USA LLC

18032 Lemon Dr. C-427 

Yorba Linda, CA 92886 

800-608-9870

admin@bwb-america.com

Providing distribution,installation, training, scheduled maintenance

and service in the USA and Canada

Flame Photometers
Proudly Engineered
and Manufactured
in England

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