The FIMS-400 is a compact, easy-to-operate atomic absorption spectrometer dedicated to the determination of mercury. Based on flow injection techniques, FIMS is fully automated, fast, and cost-effective. The FIMS uses a high-performance single-beam optical system with a low pressure mercury lamp and solar-blind detector for maximum performance. The FIMS-400 has two stepper motor-driven peristaltic pumps for greater flexibility when used with optional accessories.
FIMS is fully controlled from a personal computer using WinLab32 for AATM software, a true Microsoft Windows-based program with an unparalleled offering of standard features, including a full range of analytical checks and quality control functions for GLP, GALP, and regulatory compliance, data editing, reformatting, and transfer. FIMS provides detection limits of <0.01 µg/L. An optional on-line amalgamation accessory can improve detection limits even further.
FIMS can also be used with PerkinElmer AA, ICP and ICP-MS instruments for the determination of hydride-forming elements.
FIMS systems are designed to provide the flexibility required to meet your varying analytical needs.
Some of the flexibility features include:
• Independently controlled peristaltic pumps
• Individually adjustable tubing pressure
• Interchangeable tubing cassettes
• A variety of sample loop sizes available
• Modular mixing section adaptable to different applications
• Carrier gas adjustable from 40 to 250 mL/min
Best of all, you can even use your FIMS with an AAnalyst™ atomic absorption spectrometer to determine hydride-forming elements such as As and Se.
With the FIMS, you will have complete flexibility.
Easy to use and maintain
The design and modularity of the FIMS makes it easy to use and maintain.
With the FIMS, a PTFE membrane and a cell heated to 50 °C prevent the transfer and condensation of water vapor, eliminating the need for cumbersome drying tubes for most applications. The cell assembly is easily removed for maintenance
and, should you ever need to replace the mercury source lamp, this can be simply done in less than 5 minutes.
Powerful system software
The FIMS system and its accessories are controlled using PerkinElmer’s powerful, standard-setting WinLab32 for AA software.
A few WinLab32 for AA features include:
• Common look and feel with WinLab32 for ICP for easy cross-platform use
• Extensive QC options ensure data quality
• Data Export allows selected data results to be transferred to a network computer
• A vast array of multi-language Tool Tips for ease-of-use
• Workspaces for storing your configurations
• 21 CFR Part 11 compliance with optional Enhanced Security software
• Full alpha-numeric sample identification
• Extensive on-line Help
Automatic amalgamation for sub-ppb
While the FIMS provides exceptional mercury detection limits (i.e., < 5 ng/L), some samples and regulations require sub-ppb detection limits. By simply adding an optional computer-controlled amalgamation system, detection limits can be further reduced more than an order of magnitude. Utilizing a fine Au/Pt gauze, the amalgamation system concentrates the mercury released by the cold vapor technique of the FIMS. Following concentration, the gauze is rapidly heated and the mercury is transported to the FIMS cell, with a resulting significant reduction in detection limits. The total amount of mercury collected on the gauze determines the final detection limit.
AS-93plus autosampler offers exceptional
The AS-93plus autosampler automates standard and sample introductions for instrument calibration and sample analysis, extending the capabilities of the FIMS
to those of a fully automated analytical workstation. The AS-93plus autosampler comes with a self-rinsing sampling probe and the flexibility to select from multiple tray configurations. An advanced drive system moves the sampling arm in the X and Y coordinates simultaneously, minimizing changeover time between samples. Random access gives you exceptional flexibility in the placement of samples and reference solutions. Corrosion-resistant sampling components are made entirely of acid- and solvent-resistant materials, ensuring longer life. With the AS-93plus autosampler, a built-in peristaltic pump permits continuous rinsing of the sampling capillary between samples, significantly reducing the risk of carryover. In addition to the standard sample trays, the AS-93plus autosampler is compatible with trays from many third-party suppliers, providing increased flexibility.