Sharper peaks, better separations

Pulsed Flame Photometric Detector (PFPD)

Pulsed Flame Photometric Detector (PFPD)

OI Analytical’s patented* Model 5380 Pulsed Flame Photometric Detector (PFPD) represents the latest advance in flame photometric detector design, optimizing selective detection of sulfur, phosphorus, and 26 other compounds. 

From traditional FPD methods to additional, harder to perform applications, the PFPD can be configured for a wide variety of methods with improved results. The PFPD provides a 10–100x increase in signal-to-noise and a 10x increase in selectivity over traditional FPDs while requiring minimal maintenance and decreased gas requirements. 

The 5380 PFPD consists of a 5380 Detector assembly, 5380 Detector Controller, pneumatic components located either in the Detector Controller or in the gas chromatograph (GC), and WinPulse user interface software. 


Superior sensitivity and increased selectivity for S and P compared to conventional FPDs
Linear, equimolar response for quick, easy calibrations
Simultaneous mutually selective chromatograms for S/P, S/C, or S/N
Inherent self-cleaning design completely eliminates soot formation, or “coking”, seen in other sulfur-selective detectors
Long-term stability and minimal maintenance
Selective detection of 28 specific elements