The BWB BIO Flame Photometer

For biological applications

Purpose Built Flame Photometer
with specialised software, firmware
and hardware

 

The BWB BIO has been created for measuring biological solutions and is modernized for today’s research work; which requires routine, quick measurements, with high levels of accuracy for lithium, calcium, sodium and potassium elements.

Our recent release is the combination of several “wish lists” from PhD’s in Germany, Chile, Colombia, USA and Canada principally in renal research, diabetes and Alzheimer’s research. Production reagents and solutions QA and QC are facilitated quickly by our unique simultaneous detection and data processing for all atoms of interest.

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.

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 URINE AND SERUM INCLUDED
     

  • ANALYSING LI AND CA ALONG WITH 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 AND AVAILABLE ON ALL BWB FES UNITS

  • CORRECTION OF CA FOR THE INTERFERENCE FROM HIGH LEVELS
    OF NA

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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 requires1m of unobstructed space above to allow dissipation of heat from the chimney.
 

Instrument size 

BIO Flame Photometer
51cm (H) x 39cm (W) x 35cm (D)
(20in x 15in x 14in)
 

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

Weight 

BIO Flame Photometer 14kg (30.8lbs)

Shipping 25kg (55.1lbs)

 

Optimal range

Multi-point calibration

Na – 0.0043 – 300mmol/l*

K – 0.0013 – 200mmol/* 

Li – 0.0072 – 20mmol/l*

Ca – 0.025 – 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 

Ca – 0.0075mmol/l     Ca – 0.025mmol/l 
 

Time to stability 

Less than 15 seconds after sample
is introduced into the flame
 

Ions measured

Serum Na and K or Li and Ca
Urine Na and K or Li and Ca

Calibration concentrations 

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   0.25mmol/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

  • Power lead to suit your region

  • Gas Hose

  • Aspiration Kit

  • Manuals covering all aspects of the BIO FP 

  • Quick Start guides 

  • Warranty Registration Form 

  • IQ OQ PQ Kit ready to use

  • 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 

  • Complete set of calibration fluids including Diluent Concentrate 

  • 150ml calibration fluid for internalreference standard (Cs) at 10,000ppm

  • 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

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