SUGAR Flame Photometer



Redefining Sugar refining from beet or cane

Enter the SUGAR flame photometer with specialised potassium and sodium channel detection, supplied with hybridised specific needs multiple point calibration solutions for potassium and sodium.

In keeping with the globally accepted published papers from 1977 forward, potassium and sodium detection is now available online 24/7 with a uniquely configured channel of detection for extreme accuracy along the range of potassium control.

This winning proprietary format has been improved with a unique adaptation and optimisation of the proprietary BWB optical array detection systems, which in this iteration of the BWB specialty flame photometers allows for a single channel of precise and accurate potassium and sodium measurement.

This specialty flame photometer has been requested and designed for the global sugar production marketplace.

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  • Uniquely hybridized BWB dual channel, focused for high accuracy potassium
  • And sodium measurements
  • “IRS” (internal reference standard) available
  • 4-20ma 2 wire output compatible with SCADA software
  • Live online monitoring
  • Constant condensation stream feeds with use of the proprietary BWB collection cup
  • Built-in air compressor; pioneered by BWB technologies in 2007 and proven now with over 1000 units in global field use
  • Solutions and labware included; “just add gas”, the hallmark of the user friendly BWB flame photometer (FES) program
  • User selectable decimal places
  • Intuitive user interface for true ease of use
  • Display prompts step by step operation
  • Data sharing via pc link with BWB’s FP-PC app


Per our customers’ requests, our Collection Cup provides Real Time sample access for our mixing chamber/detection systems and only requires that the sample be at or near ambient temperature and customer provided ~5ml/minute feed to our unique “Collection Cup” system.


This totally unique BWB feature allows multiple installations details to be shared via intranet or internet links to provide “Distributed Control” via a single Control room with staff completely remote from the Refinery site itself.

For large Sugar Companies with multiple sites around the world, this allows Expertise from a centralized location anywhere in the world with real time virtually limitless data accumulation and analysis.

.csv files allow users to construct novel and proprietary Excel spread sheets and to share data quickly and efficiently.

Technical Specifications

Sample rate 2 – 3.5ml/min
Tubing materialsSilicone 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.
Instrument size Sugar Flame Photometer
51cm (H) x 39cm (W) x 35cm (D)
(20in x 15in x 14in)
Shipping65cm (H) x 49cm (W) x 43cm (D)
(25in x 19in x 17in)
Weight Sugar Flame Photometer – 14kg (30.8lbs)
Shipping – 25kg (55.1lbs)
Optimal rangeSingle point calibration
Na 0.1 – 60ppm
K 0.05 – 100ppm

Multi Point Calibration
Na 0.1 – 1000ppm
K 0.05 – 1000ppm
Reproducibility <1% Coefficient of variability for 20 consecutive samples over ten minutes at concentrations of 100ppm or less. (After instrument stabilisation).
Specificity Na/K/Li = <1% to each other when
equal in concentration at <100ppm
Limit of detection (LOD)Na – 0.03ppm
K – 0.02ppm
Limit of quantification (LOQ)Na – 0.1ppm
K – 0.05ppm
Time to stability Less than 15 seconds after sample is introduced into the flame
Ions measured Potassium
Interfaces USB
4-20mA output capable of direct link to SCADA systems
Optional integrated printer
.CSV and .PDF generated reports and files via FP-PC software
Collection Cup providing 24/7 live automated sampling*
Recommended minimum warm up
time based on ambient temperature
21ºC – 25 minutes
Power requirements 100V – 250V AC at 50 or 60Hz
automatically selecting
Fuel requirement Propane, Butane or Natural Gas*
regulated to 19Bar. Flow rate of O.4l/min
*with modifications. BWB Technologies recommends either Propane or Butane for optimum results.
Readout LCD, four line, alpha numeric, back lit

What's In The Box?

  • PC Leads USB and RS232
  • Power lead to suit your region
  • Gas Hose
  • Aspiration Kit
  • Manuals covering all aspects
    of the Sugar 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
    cleaning solution
  • 150ml calibration fluids for
    Na, K & Li at 10,000ppm.
  • 100ml conical flask with screw lid
  • 100 disposable sample cups
  • 1L of De-Ionised water
  • 2x 2m of waste tube
  • Set of spare fuses
  • 10 x 10ml pipettes
  • 10 x 1ml pipettes

Contact us

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected], call us on +44 (0)113 286 4536 or submit a contact form.