The BWB SOIL Flame Photometer
Potassium is essential to plant growth, fertilisers and soil substrates have been analysed using flame photometry for decades. Building upon 2017 research papers conducted by Professor Akiharu Sasaki for the specific use of flame photometer analysis in the agricultural industry over and above other methods of analysis the BWB SOIL Flame Photometer was born.
This unique instrument has been designed and developed in conjunction with various field requests and operational requirements for the specific analysis of fertilisers and soil substrates. Building upon the footprint of the award winning BWB XP instrument the SOIL offers all the benefits of our base product optimised over and beyond the requirements for analysis in the agricultural industry.
The SOIL instrument offers enhanced Ca detection alongside Sodium and Potassium with the option to utilise Lithium as an internal reference standard.
The ease of portability of this instrument and ‘Just add Gas’ configuration allows the instrument to be set up in the back of a van and conduct field analysis on site at various geographical locations. With a thermal printer fitted as standard, traceability for sample analysis is maintained throughout.
The BWB SOIL is the first instrument of its kind optimised for the agricultural industry.
SIMULTANEOUS DETECTION AND DISPLAY OF ALL 3 ATOMS OF INTEREST
“IRS” (INTERNAL REFERENCE STANDARD) AVAILABLE
INTUITIVE USER INTERFACE FOR TRUE EASE OF USE
DISPLAY PROMPTS STEP BY STEP OPERATION
BUILT-IN AIR COMPRESSOR
SOLUTIONS AND LABWARE INCLUDED
DATA SHARING VIA PC LINK
OPERATOR INDEPENDENT DETERMINATION OF RESULTS
4 USER SELECTABLE UNITS OF MEASURE
USER SELECTABLE DECIMAL PLACES
INTEGRATED PRINTER USES READILY AVAILABLE PAPER
IQ, OQ, PQ WEB-BASED CERTIFICATION AVAILABLE
CAN BE USED WITH EITHER THE BWB COLLECTION CUP FEATURE OR OUR AFHS AUTOMATED SAMPLE HANDLING SYSTEM
CORRECTION OF CA FOR THE INTERFERENCE FROM HIGH LEVELS
Highly accurate and cost effective analysis in the lab or 'on the road'
2 – 3.5ml/min
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.
Soil Flame Photometer
51cm (H) x 39cm (W) x 35cm (D)
(20in x 15in x 14in)
65cm (H) x 49cm (W) x 43cm (D)
(25in x 19in x 17in)
Soil Flame Photometer – 14kg (30.8lbs)
Shipping – 25kg (55.1lbs)
Single point calibration
Na 0.1 – 60ppm
K 0.05 – 100ppm
Ca 1.0 – 100ppm
Multi Point Calibration
Na 0.1 – 1000ppm
K 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 stabilisation).
Na/K/Li = <1% to each other when
equal in concentration at <100ppm
Limit of detection (LOD) and
limit of quantification (LOQ) displayed
Na – 0.03ppm Na – 0.1ppm
K – 0.02ppm K – 0.05ppm
Ca – 0.3ppm Ca – 1ppm
Time to stability
Less than 15 seconds after sample
is introduced into the flame
Simultaneous measurement of Na, K, and Ca
0-2.5 volt output (based on sample concentration linked to element of users choice)
Optional 4-20mA output in place of the above
Integrated thermal printer
.CSV and .PDF generated reports and files via FP-PC software
Recommended minimum warm up
time based on ambient temperature
21ºC – 25 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.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
PC Leads USB and RS232
Power lead to suit your region
Manuals covering all aspects
of the Soil 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
150ml calibration fluids for all
3 elements at 10,000ppm.
150ml calibration fluid for internal reference standard (Li) 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