908-788-5550

ASI QuickSplit™ Pre-Column Adjustable Flow Splitters

Catalog E35-E36
Home
ASI QuickSplit™ Pre-Column Adjustable Flow Splitters
Hover over image to zoom

Description

Unlike conventional splitters that use long lengths of capillary tubing, the ASI QuickSplit Adjustable Flow Splitter uses fluid resistors to achieve a wide range of split ratios. The flow path of the QuickSplit Adjustable Flow Splitter contains two fluid resistors that form a parallel flow path. The low flow rate stream passes through a fixed resistor cartridge, while the high flow rate stream passes through an adjustable fluid resistor (metering valve). The ratio of these two resistors creates the split flow ratio. The compact fluid resistor elements are designed as cartridges for easy replacement with resistance values (L2) rated in PSI/mL/min. Because of the extremely low internal volume of the fluid resistors, the solvent composition in both resistors at any instant in time is the same,and therefore viscosity changes associated with gradient runs do not impact the split ratio. Due to the rugged design, the split ratio repeatability is +/- 1 % of setting, and unlike alternative splitter valves or tees, will not be affected by actions that effect input flow such as turning the pump off and on, or pressure spikes. Because the QuickSplit Adjustable FlowSplitter incorporates a metering valve, split ratios can be changed frequently with flow changes that are stable and reproducible. The QuickSplit Adjustable Flow Splitter will create split ratios that are not affected by changes in solvent viscosity or pressure and provides direct real time control over split ratio optimization.

Schematic flow diagram of the QuickSplit™ Adjustable Flow Splitter
L1=Adjustable fluid resistor (metering valve)
L2=Fixed fluid resistor (resistance value varies depending on cartridge rating)
R=Split ration = Q1/Q2=Resistance ration =L2/L1

Since the flow rate is indirectly proportional to resistance, changing the resistance in either flow path results in a change to the split ratio. Changing resistance is accomplished by adjusting the metering valve on the high flow rate channel or exchanging the fixed fluid resistor cartridge in the low flow rate channel with a resistor cartridge which has a different resistance rating. Adjusting the metering valve is analogous to changing the capillary tubing length or diameter on conventional tee type flow splitters. The QuickSplit Adjustable Flow Splitter has a convenient mounting bracket and hand adjustment knob to control the split ratio. The split ratio is adjusted by turning the adjustment knob. Split ratios are increased by turning the adjustment knob clockwise, and decreased by turning the knob counter-clockwise. Split ratios are not affected by changes in solvent viscosities or pressure, which makes this product suitable for gradient applications as well as isocratic. The QuickSplit Adjustable Flow Splitter is shipped configured for either post-column or pre-column applications.

Pre-Column Details

Pre-column splitting is used for micro, capillary, and nano HPLC applications, where the flow from the pump is split from analytical flow rates down to microliter or nanoliter flows. It is important to note that even though the split ratio created by the splitter valve will remain constant, the split ratio will change when a HPLC column is installed. This is factored in to make sure the fluid resistor selected for the flow splitter provides the correct split ratio. When ordering a pre-column flow splitter, please provide the column flow rate and back pressure. If the inlet flow rate or column pressure specification is not provided, the pre-column flow splitters will be configured assuming a 0.5 mL/min. inlet flow rate and a pressure drop across the column of 1,500 psi.

Analytical range, 0.1 mL/min. to 1 mL/min. input flow
Analytical Splitters
Part No. Split Ratio UOM Price Order
600PR1001 Analytical Adjustable Flow Splitter-Pre Column
50:1 to 1000:1 EA$2149.00
Qty
600PR1003 Analytical Adjustable Flow Splitter-Pre Column
15:1 to 250:1 EA$2149.00
Qty
600PR1004 Analytical Adjustable Flow Splitter-Pre Column
5:1 to 100:1 EA$2149.00
Qty
600PR1006 Analytical Adjustable Flow Splitter-Pre Column
1:1 to 20:1 EA$2149.00
Qty
600PR10CS Analytical Adjustable Flow Splitter-Pre Column
Custom EA$2370.00
Qty
Analytical Replacement Resistor Cartridges
Part No. Split Ratio UOM Price Order
600PR0001 Analytical Adjustable Flow Splitter Resistor Cartridge-Pre Column
50:1 to 1000:1 EACALL
Qty
600PR0003 Analytical Adjustable Flow Splitter Resistor Cartridge-Pre Column
15:1 to 250:1 EACALL
Qty
600PR0004 Analytical Adjustable Flow Splitter Resistor Cartridge-Pre Column
5:1 to 100:1 EACALL
Qty
600PR0006 Analytical Adjustable Flow Splitter Resistor Cartridge-Pre Column
1:1 to 20:1 EACALL
Qty
600PR00CS Analytical Adjustable Flow Splitter Resistor Cartridge-Pre Column
Custom EACALL
Qty
Replacement Inlet Filters
Part No. Application UOM Price Order
60000632 Inlet Filter Assembly; 2 micron .063" dia. 1uL Volume/pkg 5
Adjustable FS - Post/Pre-column Analytical Range PK$62.00
Qty
600012510 Inlet Filter Assembly; 10 micron .125" dia. 4 uL Volume/pkg 5
Adjustable FS - Semi-Prep Range & Prep Range for 600PO30;40 PK$63.00
Qty
60002820 Straight Thru Hole; No Filter; 1 uL Volume/pkg 5
Adjustable FS - Prep Range for 600PO60 PK$61.00
Qty
Capillary Resistor
Part No. Split RatioApplicationFlow Rate RangeInterfaces With UOM Price Order
600PR00CP Adjustable Flow Splitter Capillary Resistor; Custom
EACALL
Qty
Flow Measurement Kits
Part No. Flow Rate RangeInterfaces With UOM Price Order
6000010S Flow Measurement Kit
50 nL/min. to 5uL/min.360 um OD fused silica tubing KTCALL
Qty
6000025S Flow Measurement Kit
5 uL/min. to 25uL/min.1/16" OD PEEK tubing KTCALL
Qty
6000100S Flow Measurement Kit
10 uL/min. to 100 uL/min.1/16" OD PEEK tubing KTCALL
Qty
6000250S Flow Measurement Kit
25 uL/min. to 500 uL/min.1/16" OD PEEK tubing KTCALL
Qty
Popular Items also Purchased
  • ASI QuickSplit™ Post-Column Adjustable Flow SplittersASI QuickSplit™ Post-Column Adjustable Flow Splitters
    Post-column splitting is fairly straight forward. Like pre-column flow splitting, any significant additional pressure (resistance) down stream from the splitter may affect the split ratio
  • ASI QuickSplit™ Fixed Flow Splitters - BinaryASI QuickSplit™ Fixed Flow Splitters - Binary
    Split ratios are created by two or more fluid resistors that form a parallel flow path.
  • FC-43 (Perfluorotributylamine) Calibration CompoundFC-43 (Perfluorotributylamine) Calibration Compound
    This compound is available in bottles of 35, 100, and 200 grams.