Ash samples with unmatched speed, safety, ease-of-use, and energy savings with the Phoenix™ Microwave Muffle Furnace. This system will help improve your process control, allow for rapid adjustments, and reduce out-of-specification products. This system can perform many high temperature applications up to 97% faster than traditional muffle furnaces.
- Up to 10 times faster than conventional muffle furnaces
- Ash up to 15 samples at one time
- Use any type of crucible normally used in conventional ashing systems, even platinum
- Meets requirements of electrical and microwave muffle furnaces
Much faster than traditional muffle furnaces.The Phoenix Microwave Muffle Furnace performs many high temperature applications up to 97% faster than traditional Muffle Furnaces. This provides more time to make adjustments to processes and reduce out of specification products.
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SafetyThe Phoenix provides the unique ability to put your samples into the furnace at room temperature. This protects the operator from rapid sample decomposition upon initial placement that can result in danger- ous flames and heat. This is due to the ability of the Phoenix to rapidly increase the furnace temperature after the method is started.
Ease-of-UseConventional muffle furnaces are kept hot and therefore often require an initial “pre-burn” step to avoid excessive initial burning of the sample. This is typically done with the use of a Bunsen burner which requires extra effort and time. With the Phoenix, the sample can be inserted at room temperature with a rapid temperature ramping that eliminates the need for a “pre-burn” step. This significantly simplifies the work flow.
Phoenix meets the requirements of “electrically heated” and “microwave heated” muffle furnaces.Phoenix satisfies the equipment requirements for “electrically heated” furnaces in the following methods: ASTM, USP (281 - ROI & 733-LOI), AOAC, FDA, ISO & DIN. Phoenix also meets the requirements for applications listing a “microwave heated” furnace such as ASTM D5630-94, ASTM D1506-94b.
Temperature verification and temperature calibration for ISO and GLP practices are quickly and easily performed with optional accessories,including NIST traceable dual thermocouples and calibration source instruments.
Sulfated Ashing OptionThis Vapor Scrubbing System features a vapor scrubber to safely remove harmful fumes from the furnace cavity and neutralize any residual acid exhausted (sulfur dioxide and nitric acid). This setup meets ISO 14000 regulations and can be rapidly disconnected in less than 5 minutes without the use of tools.
AirWave OptionAirWaveTM provides increased airflow for high organic sample ashing. This system configuration meets the most demanding requirements of large organic samples with ease and eliminates volume reduction/ carbonization on hot plate or Bunsen burner. The compressed air driven exhaust system features no moving parts and will not require excessive maintenance or clog.
High Temperature Furnace SetupThe High Temperature Furnace holds up to 8 (20 or 50 mL) crucibles up to 1,200° C.
High Capacity Furnace SetupThe High Capacity Furnace holds up to 15 (20 or 50 mL) crucibles up to 1,000° C.
Ashing Solutions for Every IndustryCEM has been providing customers with faster, safer, easier ashing for nearly 40 years. Whether you are measuring ash in plastics, paper, petrochemicals or petfood, we can help you do it better. Here are some examples of sample types our customers analyze.
- Carbon Black
- Graphite Powder
- Silicon Carbide
- Motor Oil
- Phenolic resins
- Organic Solutions
- Silicon Carbide
- Metal Stearates
- Silver Powder
- Titanium Dioxide
- Noodle Mix
- Cat Food
- Dog Food
- Rice (Germ & Bran)
- Milk Powder
- Licorice extract
- Ethyl cellulose
- Wood Chips
- Wood (Pine)