Process-Resistant NIR Flow Cell Construction
Since no metal parts come in contact with the liquid stream, the design is ideal for processes where even ppb levels of metal contamination can create serious problems, as in semiconductor fab etching and cleaning steps. The cell also performs well in the presence of extremely corrosive streams containing strong acids, bases, peroxides or halogenated compounds.
Quality is in the Design
Guided Wave designs quality into every probe and flow cell we build. Spectroscopic flow cell design requires stable and fixed optical path lengths, rigid optical alignment, high optical throughput, collimated (parallel) light through the sample, and smooth, turbulence free fluid flows. In addition, the flow cell materials must not contaminate the sample. The Teflon PFA/PEEK Flow Cell meets all of these requirements in a simple easy to maintain design. The net result is a flow cell that offers high signal-to-noise measurements, low thermal drift, low fl ow noise characteristics, absorbance accuracy, and low vibration sensitivity.
The Teflon PFA/PEEK Flow Cell operates at moderate temperatures and pressures. Specifically, safe upper limits for deployment are:
- Temperatures to 110 °C
- Pressures to 100 psi
- Four standard pathlengths 2, 5, 10 and 20 mm
- Custom paths are available by special order
Exceptional Light Transmission
Like other Guided Wave optical probes, the Teflon PFA/PEEK Flow Cell provides exceptional optical performance. Excellent peak transmission is guaranteed to exceed 45%. This means more signal, lower measurement noise and lower detection limits. The fl ow cell can be completely dismantled, then reassembled without changing the sampling pathlength, an important feature when working with established NIR calibration models.
The sample interface is a crucial component of a complete fiber optic-based analyzer system. For optimal performance, the probe must be ‘’optically matched’’ with both the spectrometer and the fiber optic cable. The Teflon PFA/PEEK Flow Cell, just as is the case for all Guided Wave’s probes, provides consistently high performance when used in combination with our analyzers and fiber. Guided Wave has a wide variety of probe designs to meet your process needs, including the SST Probe, O-ring SST Probe, Shuttle Probe, High Safety Flow Cell, Multi-Purpose Flow Cell, Teflon Flow Cell, Extruder Probe, Gas Cell, and laboratory probes.
Common Integration with Most Spectrometers
The Teflon PFA/PEEK Flow Cell is manufactured to facilitate full integration with any fiber optic system configured with SMA 905 connectors. The cell design provides optimal performance when used with fibers having a core diameter of 400 to 600 micron. This includes FT-NIR analyzers from other vendors.