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New flow injection analysis sensor for iron added to Bürkert’s Type 8905 Online Analysis System

The compact and modular Bürkert Type 8905 Online Analysis System has been making waves in the water industry ever since it was unveiled back in 2014. Over the ensuing years, Bürkert has continually added to the Type 8905’s impressive list of analysis functionality. The latest addition to its arsenal is the brand-new Type MS06 flow injection analysis (FIA) sensor cube for the measurement of iron content. PIF explores the features and benefits of this new sensor and its implications for drinking water treatment applications.

New MS06 flow injection analysis (FIA) sensor cube

Thanks to its compact and modular design, Bürkert’s Type 8905 Online Analysis System for drinking water offers total flexibility when it comes to the analysis of a wide range of parameters pertinent to drinking water treatment. Since its launch over five years ago, the Type 8905 has evolved year-on-year to accommodate an ever-expanding number of functions.

The latest step forward has seen the flow control experts introduce iron sensing capabilities to the Type 8905’s already impressive array of analysis parameters. Furthering the 8905’s functionality, Bürkert has introduced the Type MS06 flow injection analysis (FIA) sensor cube for the measurement of iron content, as well as the supporting Type MZ30 reagent unit for supplying the necessary chemicals to the sensor cube.

How does the FIA sensor for iron in water work?

In drinking water treatment applications the removal of iron from the water (known as de-ironing) is a crucial stage in the treatment process. Having an online analysis system fitted with a flow injection analysis sensor that is fully capable of measuring iron content can greatly improve the efficiency of this stage of the treatment.

Flow Injection Analysis involves taking a sample which, along with a reagent, is pumped through the system where they then subsequently blend and react to form a specific dye. The photometric analysis of this dye is what ultimately determines the amount of iron content in the treated drinking water.

Bürkert’s new FIA sensor cube is effectively a miniature laboratory. It automatically provides accurate measurement results, thereby increasing process safety and efficiency. The combined might of Bürkert’s Efficient Device Integration Platform (EDIP) system and graphical programming f(x) allow operators to customise their de-ironing automation processes for optimal system efficiency.

Features and benefits of the FIA sensor cube

Bürkert’s new flow injection analysis sensor for iron in water measurements offers the following features and benefits:

  • Fully miniaturised flow injection analysis (FIA) for intermittent measurement of iron.
  • Modular and intuitive design compatible with Type 8905 backplane.
  • Detects the reagent and reports low levels of reagents.
  • Intermittent measurement1 in combination with graphical programming f(x).

About Bürkert

Bürkert Fluid Control Systems is a world-leading manufacturer of control and measuring systems for fluids and gases. With a wide range of solenoid coils, standard process valves and automation solutions like the Type 8905 Online Analysis System, they also have the means to adapt and develop existing technology to suit your needs. This focus on problem-solving and application-specific solutions means that their products are applicable to a wide variety of applications.

For more information about Bürkert’s brand-new FIA sensor cube and their Type 8905 Online Analysis System, please contact Bürkert today.

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Bürkert Fluid Control Systems

Bürkert Fluid Control Systems is a world-leading manufacturer of control and measuring systems for fluids and gases.

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