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Phoenix BLACK2020-04-27T07:40:10+00:00

Phoenix BLACK Microwave Muffle Furnace

Ash samples up to 97% faster than other muffle furnaces.

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Rapid and simple ash analysis.
Ash samples with unmatched speed and safety with the Phoenix BLACK™. With an onboard touchscreen interface, you’ll save time and simplify your workflow. Two powerful magnetrons heat the cavity, which allows for exceptional temperature control and lightning fast ramp times. Make rapid adjustments to reduce out-of-specification products and improve your process control.

Fast Safe Easy to Use. 
Ash samples up to 97% faster than with traditional muffle furnaces.
Active ventilation keeps the lab free from soot and odors.
Easy-to-program methods with automatic start time and temperature ramps.
Go directly from the furnace to the balance with no desiccation step.
NIST-traceable thermocouple ensures accurate temperature control.
Pair with balance and printer for automatic results — no more manual calculations.
Ramp to temperature in minutes. Quartz fiber crucibles cool to the touch in seconds.
IQ/OQ/PQ service available for turnkey validation and audit traceability.
One-step ashing — complete pre-ash inside furnace without the need for a Bunsen burner.
Integrated sensors hold cavity door open when furnace door is removed.
Automated sulfated ashing — simply place samples in the furnace and press Start.

Phoenix BLACK™ Microwave Muffle Furnace

Ash samples with unmatched speed and safety with the Phoenix BLACKTM. With an on-board touch-screen interface you’ll save time and simplify workflow. Two powerful magnetrons heat the cavity which allows for exceptional temperature control and lightning fast ramp times. Make rapid adjustments to reduce out-of- specification products and improve your process control.

  • 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

Meets Industry Requirements for Muffle Furnaces

The Phoenix BLACK satisfies requirements for methods that specify “electrically heated” furnaces, and also methods that specify “microwave heated” furnaces.

Most Common Methods

  • ASTM D874-92 – Sulfated Ash content of Lubricating Oils
  • ASTM D5630-94 – Ash content of Thermoplastics
  • IP 501 – Fuel oil sample prep by Ashing
  • USP 281 – Residue on Ignition (ROI)/Sulfated Ash
  • USP 733 – Loss on Ignition (LOI)
  • Various AOAC, FDA, ISO, and DIN methods
  • And More…

This vapor scrubbing system can safely remove harmful fumes from the furnace cavity and neutralize any residual acid exhausted (sulfur dioxide and nitric acid). The configuration meets ISO 14000 regulations and all requirements for USP 281 (ROI) & USP 733 (LOI). The sulfated ash system can be disconnected in less than five minutes without the use of tools. The quartz furnace ceiling assures sample purity. USB data output provides CFR 21 part 11 compliance for output of data, method details and date of completion.