BWB BIO Flame Photometer – Exclusively From GMI!
For biological applications
Ready to use straight out of the box — Just add gas!
The BWB XP is the first and only 5 channel flame photometer with simultaneous detection and display of all 5 elements.
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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 unit.
The software enables you to view and edit the calibration curves. The intuitive user-friendly operation of the BWB BIO spans all languages and appeals to all levels of users. The BWB BIO is the must-have instrument in today’s research laboratory.
Simultaneous detection and display of all 5 atoms of interest
Intuitive user interface for true ease of use – Display prompts step by step operation
Ions measured: Na, K, and Li
Solutions and labware included
5 user selectable units of measure & data sharing via PC Link via USB
1-Year factory warranty included – Extended 5-Year Warranty Available
BWB – BIO FLAME PHOTOMETER
• Includes printer and AFHS link
• Complete with: firmware for Serum and Urine, autocal with AFHS enabled,
• Na, K, Li, Ca detection, Gas regulator, In-built air compressor,
• BIO-Starter Pack, “Just Add Gas”, (100V-250V, 50/60Hz).
• Drain Trap, Connecting Tubes, Operating Manual, PC Software (with interface cable).
Including BIO Starter Pack containing:
• Fluid Kit: Serum Calibration Standards:
• (5 x 25ml Points 1,2,3,4,6 and 1 x 500ml Point 5- Calibration Correction)
• Urine Calibration Standards: • (5 x 25ml Points 1,2,3and 4 and 1 x 500ml Point 5- Calibration Correction)
• Diluent Concentrate (500ml), Decon 90 (150ml)
• 1ml Pipettes(10), 10ml Pipettes (10)
• 100ml Volumetric Flask (1) and Sample Cups (100)
Silicone and Tygon®
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.
BIO Flame Photometer
51cm (H) x 38cm (W) x 41cm (D)
(20in x 14in x 16in)
62cm (H) x 55cm (W) x 47cm (D)
(24in x 22in x 19in)
BIO Flame Photometer 15.3kg
Shipping – BIO AV Flame Photometer 25kg
Na – 0.0043 – 300mmol/l*
K – 0.0013 – 200mmol/*
Li – 0.0072 – 20mmol/l*
*With required Dilution Ratios
<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)
Na – 0.0013mmol/l Na – 0.0043mmol/l
K – 0.0005mmol/l K – 0.0013mmol/l
Li – 0.003mmol/l Li – 0.0072mmol/l
Calibration solutions provided
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
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
100V – 250V AC at 50 or 60Hz
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.
LCD, four line, alpha numeric, back lit.
Time to stability
Less than 15 seconds after sample
is introduced into the flame
Na, K, and Li
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.