Application Specific pH Testers
The most important part of any pH measurement system is the design of the pH electrode. There are a variety of glass types and shapes for the sensing surface, and also a variety of junctions and body materials used in the construction. Application specific testers use the combination of electrode glass and shape that work best in the environment of a particular application. Whether it is tester for beer that has high temperature glass for mash measurement or to a removable sleeve that allows the cleaning and rebuilding of the junction for a meter made for the direct measurement of dough. Our application specific testers are the result of years of knowledge to build the best measurement system for your application.
Hanna Instruments offers a wide selection of pH and ORP testers. Choose from the latest pHep to the iconic Checker® that has been used in schools all over the world. Available options include testers with replaceable electrodes, multi-level LCD, or the Piccolo® that has an amplified probe, making it immune to electrical noise interference. Versions with multi-level LCDs not only display temperature along with pH or ORP, but also have indicators for instability, calibration, and battery level.
Conductivity/Total Dissolved Solids
Conductivity and TDS Testers come in a variety of styles. We have versions with graphite sensors which reduce polarization effects that occur with amperometric measuring methods. A key feature is temperature compensation, since EC/TDS measurements are very sensitive to temperature changes. Hanna Instruments uses an exposed temperature probe for near instantaneous measurement, resulting in a faster response time. Other features include a multi-level LCD to display EC or TDS along with temperature, adjustable EC to TDS conversion factors, and adjustable temperature compensation coefficient.
Many applications require a pH/EC, pH/TDS, or pH/ORP measurements. The pH/EC/TDS parameters are commonly measured in agriculture, including hydroponics and greenhouses, printing industry fountain solutions, and basic water quality including boiler and cooling tower treatments. The measurement of both pH and ORP is important in spas and swimming pools, food disinfection, and plating wastewater treatment. Our COMBO® meters feature a multi-level LCD that displays both temperature and the parameter of interest but also has indicators for instability, calibration, and battery level.