There has been a number of calls we've been getting about how our part numbers work. So here is a quick guide on how to decode our part numbers.
Part Number Example: 1FLUV10
Here's the breakdown:
The first number is the Type, in the above case it would be Type 1.
The second set of letters (FL) is only present when the cuvette is a fluorescence cuvette. So Type 1UV10, with no (FL) would be a spectrophotometer cuvette.
Other part numbers may also have a letter such as:
18MUV10 - "M" stands for black masking
18BUV10 - "B" stands for bottom raised 9mm
18BMUV10- "BM" stands for bottom raised AND black masking
The "UV" is the material, in this case UV Quartz. Other material codes are below:
- G - Optical Glass
- P - Pyrex Glass
- UV - UV Quartz
- IR - IR Quart
- S- Sapphire
- PMMA- Acrylic
- PS- Polystyrene
- PUV- UV Plastic
The last number is the lightpath of the cuvette. In our example it is 10 mm.
Note - There are some specialty cuvettes that have a letter after the lightpath such as 701MUV10.10B. In this case the letter "B" represents the Z-dimension of the cuvette.
Here is how the Z-dimension letters work for the 701M/701MFL cuvettes:
- A - 8.5 mm
- B - 15 mm
- C - 20 mm
There are a couple of extra additional designations that may come up depending on the configuration of the cell:
- MS - magnetic stirrer variation of cell (e.g. Type 1MS)
- UHV - Ultra High Vacuum variation of cell (e.g. Type 61FLUHV)
- S - occasionally used designation for screw cap variety of cell (e.g. Type 34S)
The basic formula is as follows:
Type - Material - Lightpath
If you have any questions please feel free to shoot us an e-mail.
Here's to your success!
The FireflySci Team