PIB 37-312 Product Update – APC chemistry packaging improvement

Document ID

Document ID PIB192

Version

Version 6.0

Status

Status Published

Published Date

Published Date 12/10/2018
Title
PIB 37-312 Product Update – APC chemistry packaging improvement
Summary
EU Only; Hach Lab; 12/10/2018
PIB Type
Product Change/Update/Other
Customer PIB

-INTRODUCTION:
Hach’s APC cuvette tests together with the AP3900 Laboratory Robot are designed for automated water analysis. All APC tests are now available with a new packaging design, providing new features to make expert COD and nutrients testing with automated photometry simpler than ever. Test procedures, part numbers and prices remain unchanged.

-KEY MESSAGE POINTS:

  • Hach’s APC cuvette tests with upgraded packaging
  • Single pack of 100 cuvettes will be converted to 4 boxes with 25 cuvettes each
  • Color coded boxes and label for easier parameter and range recognition
  • Coming soon: Truecal for APC reagents (available March 2019 – will be announced separately)
  • Coming soon: COAs available with each box (available March 2019 – will be announced separately)


-IMAGES:

 
 
 
APC chemistries with new packaging
 

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

High throughput water analysis made simple – Hach’s APC cuvette tests with upgraded packaging!


Hach®’s APC cuvette tests together with the AP3900 Laboratory Robot are designed for fully automated water analysis, including sample preparation. All APC tests are now available with a new packaging design, providing new features to make expert COD and nutrients testing with automated photometry simpler than ever!
 
Each Hach APC cuvette test contains reagents to perform 50-100 tests. The new packaging concept uses 4 smaller boxes containing 25 cuvettes each and the correct quantity of reagents from the same production batch. This enables testing of smaller sample numbers and extends the shelf-life of prepared reagents. Color coding of the cardboard boxes ensures easy parameter and range recognition. Notes inside the box lid indicate links for downloading test procedures, AP3900 programming instructions and guides you to the correct, ready-to-use LCA standard solution for your analytical quality controls.
 
The unique barcode label on each Hach APC cuvette is automatically read by the spectrophotometer when used with Hach’s DR3900 benchtop spectrophotometer to identify the appropriate method and take the measurement. This ensures automation, significantly reduces errors as well as scratched, flawed or dirty glassware becomes non-issue as the instrument averages 10 readings and rejects outliers.
 
The high quality of APC cuvettes, tight reagent production controls, instrument calibration verification, and high instrument stability all combine to eliminate the need to run reagent blanks* - saving you time and money!
 
The barcode details batch number and expiry date of reagents, which are documented along with the measurement result. An automatic warning is issued if expiry date has passed.

*APC400 and APC500 require reagent blank as part of the ISO15705 procedure
 

APC Cuvette Tests with improved packaging*
Part number Parameter Measuring range Method GHS Hazard Code
APC114 COD 150 - 1000 mg/L Dichromate GHS05;GHS06;
GHS08;GHS09
APC314 COD 15 - 150 mg/L O2 Dichromate GHS05;GHS06;
GHS08;GHS09
APC400 COD 0 - 1000 mg/L O2 Dichromate GHS05;GHS06;
GHS08;GHS09
APC500 COD 0 - 150 mg/L O2 Dichromate GHS05;GHS06;
GHS08;GHS09
APC138 Nitrogen, total 1 - 16 mg/L TNb Koroleff digestion (Peroxodisulphate), and photometric detection with 2.6-Dimethylphenol GHS02;GHS05;
GHS07;GHS08
APC238 Nitrogen, total 5 - 40 mg/L TNb Koroleff digestion (Peroxodisulphate), and photometric detection with 2.6-Dimethylphenol GHS02;GHS05;
GHS07;GHS08
APC338 Nitrogen, total 20 - 100 mg/L TNb Koroleff digestion (Peroxodisulphate), and photometric detection with 2.6-Dimethylphenol GHS02;GHS05;
GHS07;GHS08
APC303 Ammonium 2 - 47 mg/L NH4-N Indophenol blue GHS05;GHS07;
GHS09
APC304 Ammonium 0.015 - 2 mg/L NH4-N Indophenol blue GHS05;GHS07;
GHS09
APC339 Nitrate 0.23 - 13.5 mg/L NO3-N 2.6 - Dimethylphenol GHS02;GHS05;
GHS07
APC340 Nitrate 5 - 35 mg/L NO3-N 2.6 - Dimethylphenol GHS02;GHS05
APC341 Nitrite 0.015 - 0.6 mg/L NO2-N Diazotisation GHS07
APC342 Nitrite 0.6 - 6 mg/L NO2-N Diazotisation GHS07
APC348 Phosphate, ortho + total 0.5 - 5.0 mg/L PO4-P Phosphormolybdenum blue GHS05;GHS07;
GHS08
APC349 Phosphate, ortho + total 0.05 - 1.5 mg/L PO4-P Phosphormolybdenum blue GHS05;GHS07;
GHS08
APC350 Phosphate, ortho + total 2 - 20 mg/L PO4-P Phosphormolybdenum blue GHS05;GHS07;
GHS08
*Subject to change without notice. Part numbers may vary by country.


Features & Benefits
Key Benefits of the improved APC reagents
Product Feature Benefit
4 boxes of 25 cuvettes instead of 1 box with 100 cuvettes Testing of smaller sample numbers enable extended shelf-life of prepared reagents
Color coding Easier parameter and range recognition
Truecal for APC reagents (available March 2019 - will be announced separately)  Truecal with each cuvette includes the calibration data for each individual batch, reducing variation in results.
COAs on RFID available with each box
(available March 2019- will be announced separately)
 Batch specific information (COA) is available on RFID tag on the box, which can be read out with the DR3900 spectrophotometer**
 
 **Function requires a DR3900 with RFID reader
 


Product page AP3900
https://uk.hach.com/robot-systems/ap3900-laboratory-robot/family?productCategoryId=24758493735

Product pages APC reagents: search for ‘APC’ to display all available parameter and ranges)

Example: APC238 Total Nitrogen
https://uk.hach.com/total-nitrogen-cuvette-test-5-40-mg-l-for-ap3900-laboratory-robot/product?id=29819972313&callback=qs

APC Datasheet, test procedures & programming instructions: see under ‘Downloads’ on each APC product page)

Example: APC238 Total Nitrogen
https://uk.hach.com/total-nitrogen-cuvette-test-5-40-mg-l-for-ap3900-laboratory-robot/product-downloads?id=29819972313&callback=qs

 

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