Astoria 2 Analyzer
Price was the primary influence in the development of this system; after all, not everyone needs the six detectors of an Astoria Analyzer, and there are several laboratories with detection levels that discrete analyzers can’t reach. Therefore the two (2) channel Astoria2–having combined the pump, cartridge base and detector modules of the Astoria into one solid unit–provides the cost-conscious laboratory the means to run all the applications the Astoria Analyzer can, and all the applications that the Discrete cannot.
Like the Astoria, the Astoria2 uses micro-Segmented Flow Analysis, thereby all the benefits of that technology are offered: fast analysis rates; low reagent use; low-level detection capabilities; expanded range; in-line dialysis, in-line distillation and in-line UV digestion techniques; the use of an optional diluter module; and the use of optional fluorometric, UV and Flame photometric detectors.
The performance of the Astoria2 is outstanding; for instance if a lab was looking to run low-level orthophosphate, it could choose Astoria-Pacific’s ultra-low-level method, which has a working range of 0.0005 – 0.5 mg/L as P. This is possible because the Astoria2 has used all of the mechanical assemblies that have made the Astoria Analyzer one of the strongest performers in the market place.
Also, as the needs of the laboratory increase, the Astoria2 is fully adaptable and can be upgraded as needed. Not only can it make use of the optional detectors and dilutor module but it can also be expanded to a four (4) channel system by simply adding another Astoria2 module to the base unit.
Continuing the tradition of reliability and robustness of SFA, the Astoria2 is a strong performer for the modern laboratory.