The FIAlyzer-FLEX flow injection analyzer is a reliable and efficient solution for laboratories looking to measure a wide range of parameters in drinking water, wastewater, and other liquid samples. Flow injection analysis offer a simple, reliable, and fast way of analyzing samples in the lab.
Some of the more common analytes include ortho-phosphates (OP), total phosphorus (TP), nitrate (NO3), nitrate + nitrite (NOx), nitrite (NO2), total nitrogen (TN), total Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN), and ammonia (NH3). For a complete list of analytes, please see our Method List.
Our methods are compliant with USEPA, APHA (Standard Methods), and ISO reference methods.
The FIAlyzer-FLEX has a modular design, whereby the instruments can be combined into a 1-4 channel system with a combination of methods. This allows laboratories that need to analyze one set of samples for several analytes to do so in one run; conversely, a lab that is focused on a single parameter or prefers a dedicated system for each parameter can select a single-channel option.
The system is controlled by FIAsoft, our state-of-the-art control software, which is written by our in-house software team and receives regular updates. FIAsoft allows for easy sample import, data export, and LIMS integration, and is compatible with Windows 10/11.
FIAlab offers two flow injection analyzers, the FLEX and the 1000. Each is well-suited for certain applications. The FIAlyzer-FLEX is ideal in the following situations:
The FIAlyzer-FLEX is aptly named – its flexibility allows method switchover to happen quickly and easily. FIAlab has the unique “universal manifold” concept, a design in which most of the setup between methods is identical. Additionally, FIAlab is the only flow analyzer manufacturer that uses a spectrometer instead of a photodiode, which means wavelength selection is all done through the software and there is no need for a wavelength-selection filter. Between these two aspects, switching the FIAlyzer-FLEX from one assay to another is a quick and simple matter.
If you would like to learn about another option that FIAlab has available, we recommend you also check out our FIAlyzer-1000.
The complete FIAlyzer-FLEX system includes an autosampler, control software, and standalone high-precision pump, and each channel includes an injection valve, light source, and full-array spectrometer. A built-in heater can be added when required. Additional options include an autodilutor, in-line digestor, manual distillation unit, or block digestor.
The flexible design, along with the additional capacity, make it an excellent choice for laboratories that require frequent method changeover or complex method ; some advantages in using a FLEX include:
Segmented Flow Analysis (SFA) has long been at odds with Flow Injection Analysis (FIA). There is still a debate about which is better. However, most would agree that some methods are more suited for SFA, and others are more suited for FIA. For years, labs have had to choose between an SFA or FIA system. No longer. This instrument can perform both forms of analysis.
The sheer number of required methods for environmental analysis calls for adaptable instrumentation. It calls for instruments that can not only hit low detection limits but that can switch between assays, stack together, and serve you without issues. The FIAlyzer-FLEX is that instrument.
The FIAlyzer-FLEX uses assay “plates”, which allow the instrument to be quickly switched from one assay to another. These plates have pre-installed fluidic configurations for any assay. Simply snap these plates on and off to change between different methods.
In many labs, bench space is limited. At just six inches wide, the FIAlyzer-FLEX is designed vertically to minimize its footprint while still allowing easy access to all the critical components.
Software is just as important as hardware. In order to provide complete analytical solutions, we understand that we have to deliver quality hardware and polished software. Our instruments operate on the newest, most intuitive FIA software ever. This program will change the way you use flow injection. Click the link to find out how.