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How to set up threshold and/or slope values on a WFMA using Empower - WKB71240

Article number: 71240

OBJECTIVE or GOAL

Set up values for peak detection-based fraction collection (threshold and/or slope) on a Waters Fraction Manager - Analytical (WFMA) using Empower.

ENVIRONMENT

  • Empower
  • Waters Fraction Manager - Analytical

PROCEDURE

  1. In the Instrument Method for the WFMA, click Collection Event Table / Simulation.
    Choose "Peak detection" with Threshold and/or Slope activated.
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  2. Choose Action "Collect".
    Select the appropriate detector channel in "Peak Detection Data Channels". (If you are acquiring PDA spectra only, none will appear; adapt your PDA method to include a 2D Channel.)
  3. Choose "Simulation".
    Log in to the database using your Empower login and password.
    Select a project and choose a representative result (e.g., low standard or control sample).
  4. In the result, hover over the time point to use it as the reference for future threshold- or slope-based fraction activation.
    Enter this value in the "Start Threshold" or "Start Slope" columns of the Collection Event table.
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  5. As in the previous step, determine the end point for threshold or slope and enter this value in the "End Threshold" or "End Slope" column.
  6. Double-check the values by reopening "Simulation"; the parameters can be applied on different results. Fractions are highlighted in color.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

 

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