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BWB Flash Flame Photometer

The newest feature to flame photometry

Finally, a flame photometer specific to your needs. The first simultaneous flame photometer with built in compressor and configurable element analysis to your requirements.

The BWB Flash is the first and only fully configurable up to four channel flame photometer that detects and displays all calibrated ions at the same time.

The BWB Flash was created by combining the award-winning features of our XP model with new, innovative, and cutting-edge technology to provide unrivalled levels of accuracy, usability, and reliability while significantly reducing analysis time. When a different measurement is required, our customers do not need to waste valuable time changing filters and re-calibrating, as is a common requirement in all other Flame Photometer designs from 1951 to the present. 

The Flash looks exceptionally modern, with clean lines and contemporary bright colour schemes that will fit into any laboratory. The instrument has a large 5” touch screen display that can be easily viewed from any angle and operated with most laboratory disposable gloves. Our metal casework creates a sturdy portable instrument with nearly limitless future recycling possibilities. Of course, ROHS-compliant components and materials are used throughout.

The BWB Carbon Footprint is exceptionally low, in keeping with the company’s goals of being a responsible manufacturer, and we’ve succeeded in lowering the gas consumption rate by 13% while also lowering the electricity consumption (kWh) by 26% compared to previous model generations.

Unlike other manufacturers who charge extra for essential accessories, BWB includes everything needed to use the product right away. Simply add Gas!! (Propane, LPG, or butane) We also include data sharing via USB from the BWB Flash to your PC as standard. This connects the BWB Flame Emission Spectrometer (FES) output to the Internet or your company intranet systems, allowing for Distributed Control, which is critical for multinational corporations, universities, and government agencies.

BWB continues to improve our flame photometric systems in order to provide the market with unrivalled quality!

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  • Large 5” touch screen display compatible with the majority of disposable laboratory gloves 


  • True ease of use with large buttons and simple to understand text and symbols

  • BUILT-IN AIR COMPRESSOR and gas regulator

  • Calibration standards supplied as standard in 10,000ppm concentrations

  • Auto-read technology enables operator independent determination of results

  • User selectable decimal places


  • IQ, OQ, PQ WEB-BASED CERTIFICATION AVAILABLE: IQ OQ PQ is completely unique in the analytical instrumentation arena. Available in English, Russian, German, Mandarin, French and Spanish. More languages in development

  • Complete set of basic labware      included to get you started

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Technical Data

Sample rate 


Tubing materials 

Silicone and Tygon®  

Required desk space for Instrument  

101cm* (H) x 45cm (W) x 35cm (D)

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


Instrument size 

Flash Flame Photometer
51cm (H) x 33cm (W) x 35cm (D)
(20in x 13in x 17in)


65cm (H) x 49cm (W) x 43cm (D)
(25in x 19in x 17in)


Flash Flame Photometer – 10kg (22.1lbs)

Shipping –  18kg (39.7 lbs)*    

*subject to vary based on accessories included

Optimal range

Single point calibration

Na 0.1 – 60ppm 

Na 0.1 – 60ppm 

K 0.05 – 100ppm 

Li 0.05 – 50ppm 

Ca 1.0 – 100ppm 

Multi Point Calibration

Na 0.1 – 1000ppm 

K 0.05 – 1000ppm 

Li 0.05 – 1000ppm 

Ca 1.0 – 1000ppm 


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


Na/K/Li = <1% to each other when
equal in concentration at <100ppm


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

LOD                     LOQ        

Na – 0.03 ppm    Na – 0.1 ppm

K – 0.02 ppm       K – 0.05 ppm

Li – 0.02 ppm      Li – 0.05 ppm

Ca – 0.3 ppm       Ca – 1.0 ppm

Time to stability 

Less than 15 seconds after sample is introduced into the flame

Ions measured  







Optional Integrated Printer

.CSV and PDF generated repors and files via FP_PC software

Recommended minimum warm up
time based on ambient temperature

21ºC – 25 minutes     

Power requirements   

100V – 250V AC at 50 or 60Hz automatically selecting 

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.


5” colour capacitive touch screen display.


  • Power lead to suit region

  • Gas hose

  • Aspiration kit

  • Manuals covering all aspects
    of the Flash 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 

  • 150ml of BWB recommended
    cleaning solution 

  • 150ml calibration fluids for all 5 elements at 10,000ppm

  • 100ml conical flask with screw lid

  • 100 disposable sample cups 

  • 1L of de-Ionised water

  • 2m of waste tube

  • 10 x 10ml pipettes 

  • 10 x 1ml pipettes

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