The Fibretherm automates the chemical additions, rinsing and filtration and increases sample throughput. The Fibretherm system still closely emulates official methods, but allows multiple extractions to be performed automatically. Thus saving time and chemicals.
Samples are weighed into the Fibrebags and a glass spacer introduced to allow free flow of reagent through the bag. The Fibrebags are then placed into the carousel and the carousel then lowered into the beaker. The beaker is then placed on the ceramic hotplate and the stored programme started.
Up to 9 programmes can be stored for different methodologies. Fibretherm system FT is supplied with beaker and 12 glass spacers drip tray and carousel handle.
Compressed air is required to operate the system at a pressure of 4 bar.
This system of analysis was developed to closely emulate official methods, but allow multiple extractions to be performed in each boiling vessel saving time and chemicals. A bonus of the FibreBag system was the discovery that filtration became easy and very quick compared to the traditional method. Filtration under vacuum and the problems that often occur have been eliminated.
Throughput of tests per hour is increased by a factor of six. Accuracy and precision are also improved. Samples are weighed into the FibreBags and a glass spacer introduced to allow free flow of reagent through the bag. The FibreBags are then placed into the carousel and the carousel lowered into the reagent in the beaker.
- FBS 6 - single position Fibrebag system for analysis of up to 6 samples with 1 beaker (10-0121), one 6-place carousel, handle for carousel, 6 glass spacers, 1 support stand and 1 glass condenser.
- FBS 24 - four position Fibrebag system for analysis of up to 24 samples with 4 beakers (10-0121), four 6-place carousels, 1 handle for carousel, 24 glass spacers, 4 support stands and 4 glass condensers.
- FBS 36 - six position Fibrebag system for analysis of up to 36 samples with 6 beakers (10-0121), six 6-place carousels, 1 handle for carousel, 36 glass spacers, 6 support stands and 6 glass condensers.