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Kruess Optronic Develop Flame Photometer

Hamburg based Kruess Optronic with its more than 200 years of experience in developing optical measuring instruments has once again proven its innovative strength - on the ACHEMA a flame photometer will be presented as a world novelty.

Flame photometry is used within the inorganic chemistry analysis. The sample which is going to be analyzed is injected in a constant quantity into the flame. Each element produces a characteristic colour emission when being burnt, or, in other words, emits a specific light wave length.

By measuring the light wave length combined with the light intensity of the flame, the concentration of a certain material in a liquid can be determined. Especially in liquids in which more than one material is dissolved, flame photometry is the only suitable measuring method.

The brand new FP8800 is setting new benchmarks in flame photometry. Its purpose is simple, precise and inexpensive determination of alkaline elements in aqueous solutions in laboratory and process analytics. Depending upon which fuel gas is used, 3-4 elements can be measured at the same time, thus allowing up to 300 measurements per hour. The outstanding measuring quality is achieved by using a very high quality flame. Highest requirements from the salt and fertilizing industry are met by providing perfect measuring results especially when analysing sodium, potassium and lithium samples with as little as < 0.5% volume concentration, along with direct process interfaces (profibus, Ethernet, USB, RS232).

Operating the flame photometer is easy due to an intuitive touch-screen with an 800x600 LCD-display - standard equipment for all high-end products from Krüss.

Individual user administrations with separate passwords are programmable. Up to 99 different measuring methods can be set up - each of them having a storage capacity for 999 measurements. Results are managed by an SQL data base, and can be directly exported as excel files. Laboratory connection via LIMS can be provided through a web service (SOAP).

There are no comparable devices available - industry has already begun to take great interest in the FP8800. The chance of producing highly precise and continuous measuring results at substantially lower costs than presently possible are the strongest arguments for obtaining an FP8800 flame photometer.

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