Application Systems

Flame Atomic Absorption (FAA) instruments offer extremely high throughput—often around 10 seconds per analysis—for samples requiring the determination of just one or a few elements. The FAA is easy to use, has a relatively low operating cost, and produces results that align well with historical data collected over the last 40 years.

In busy laboratories, many FAA instruments are manually operated. This is because sample uptake and washout with conventional autosamplers takes longer than a human moving a short self-aspiration capillary into each sample tube. The additional cost, space requirements, and slower speed offset most of the benefits of conventional FAA automation.