The BWB SUGAR Flame Photometer

Redefining Sugar refining
from beet or cane

 

In keeping with the Globally accepted published papers from 1977 forward, potassium and sodium detection is now available online 24/7 with a Uniquely configured channel of detection for extreme accuracy along the range of potassium control.

This winning proprietary format has been improved with a unique adaptation and optimisation of the proprietary BWB optical array detection systems, which in this iteration of the BWB Specialty Flame Photometers allows for a single channel of precise and accurate potassium and sodium measurement.

This Specialty Flame Photometer has been requested and designed for the global Sugar Production marketplace.


There were a few traditional Flame Photometer manufacturers over the decades who had served this market and now these robust and fantastic units are coming out of service.

Enter the BWB SUGAR Flame Photometer with specialized potassium and sodium channel detection, supplied with hybridized specific needs multiple point calibration solutions for potassium and sodium. Per our customers’ requests, our Collection Cup provides Real Time sample access for our mixing chamber/detection systems and only requires that the sample be at or near ambient temperature and customer provided ~5ml/minute feed to our unique “Collection Cup” system.

FP/PC APP
This totally unique BWB feature allows multiple installations details to be shared via intranet or internet links to provide “Distributed Control” via a single Control room with staff completely remote from the Refinery site itself.  For large Sugar Companies with multiple sites around the world, this allows Expertise from a centralized location anywhere in the world with real time virtually limitless data accumulation and analysis.

.csv files allow users to construct novel and proprietary Excel spread sheets and to share data quickly and efficiently. 

FEATURES

 

  • UNIQUELY HYBRIDIZED BWB dual CHANNEL, FOCUSED FOR HIGH ACCURACY POTASSIUM
    and sodium MEASUREMENTS 

     

  • “IRS” (INTERNAL REFERENCE STANDARD) AVAILABLE
     

  • 4-20MA 2 WIRE OUTPUT COMPATIBLE WITH SCADA SOFTWARE
     

  • LIVE ONLINE MONITORING
     

  • CONSTANT CONDENSATION STREAM FEEDS WITH USE OF THE PROPRIETARY BWB COLLECTION CUP
     

  • BUILT-IN AIR COMPRESSOR; PIONEERED BY BWB TECHNOLOGIES IN 2007 AND PROVEN NOW WITH OVER 1000 UNITS IN GLOBAL FIELD USE
     

  • SOLUTIONS AND LABWARE INCLUDED; “JUST ADD GAS”, THE HALLMARK OF THE USER FRIENDLY BWB FLAME PHOTOMETER (FES) PROGRAM
     

  • SPECIALIZED CALIBRATION “READY TO USE” SOLUTIONS SUPPLIED AT 1, 5, 10 AND 20PPM
     

  • USER SELECTABLE DECIMAL PLACES
     

  • INTUITIVE USER INTERFACE FOR TRUE EASE OF USE
     

  • DISPLAY PROMPTS STEP BY STEP OPERATION
     

  • DATA SHARING VIA PC LINK WITH BWB’S
    FP/PC APP

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Technical Data

Sample rate 

3.5 – 7ml/min

Tubing materials 

Silicone and Tygon®  

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 

Sugar 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 

Sugar Flame Photometer – 15.3kg

Shipping – 25kg

Optimal range

Single point calibration

Na 0.1 – 60ppm 

K 0.05 – 100ppm 

Multi Point Calibration

Na 0.1 – 1000ppm 

K 0.05 – 1000ppm 

Reproducibility 

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

Chemical Interference 

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

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

LOD                      LOQ        

Na – 0.03ppm     Na – 0.1ppm

K – 0.02ppm       K – 0.05ppm

Time to stability 

Less than 15 seconds after sample is introduced into the flame

Ions measured  

Potassium
Sodium

Interfaces  

USB

4-20mA output capable of direct link to SCADA systems 

Optional integrated printer

.CSV and .PDF generated reports and files via FP-PC software

Collection Cup providing 24/7 live automated sampling*

Recommended minimum warm up
time based on ambient temperature  

21ºC – 40 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 O.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

 

  • PC Leads USB and RS232

  • Selection of 3 Power cables to suit
    all regions (4th option for China)

  • Gas Hose

  • Aspiration Kit

  • Manuals covering all aspects
    of the Sugar 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 

  • 150ml calibration fluids for
    sodium at 10,000ppm.

  • 250ml calibration fluids of potassium at 1, 5, 10 and 20ppm

  • 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

Images are for illustrative purpose only. Specification and contents are subject to change without notice.