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pH Calibration of the Ultrameter 6PFCE: MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 23 Mar, 2014

Tweet  *Note: This procedure applies to the Ultrameter, PoolPro, TechPro, and D-6 Dialysate meter. IMPORTANT: Always “zero” your Ultrameter II with a pH 7 buffer solution before adjusting the gain with acid or base buffers, i.e., 4 and/or 10, etc. a. pH Zero Calibration (6PFCE) 1. Rinse sensor well and cell cup 3 times with […]

 

*Note: This procedure applies to the Ultrameter, PoolPro, TechPro, and D-6 Dialysate meter.

IMPORTANT: Always “zero” your Ultrameter II with a pH 7 buffer solution

before adjusting the gain with acid or base buffers, i.e., 4 and/or 10, etc.

a. pH Zero Calibration (6PFCE)

1. Rinse sensor well and cell cup 3 times with 7 buffer solution.

2. Refill both sensor well and cell cup with 7 buffer solution.

3. Press

pH

 

 

 

 

to verify the pH calibration. If the display shows 7.00, skip the pH

Zero Calibration and proceed to pH Gain Calibration.

4. Press

CAL key

 

 

 

 

 

to enter calibration mode. “CAL”, “BUFFER” and “7” will appear on the display.

display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Displayed value will be the uncalibrated sensor.

NOTES: If a wrong buffer is added (outside of 6-8 pH),“7” and “BUFFER

will flash, and the Ultrameter II will not adjust.

The uncalibrated pH value displayed in step 4 will assist in determining

the accuracy of the pH sensor. If the pH reading is above 8 with pH 7

buffer solution, the sensor well needs additional rinsing or the pH sensor

is defective and needs to be replaced.

5. Press

Up

 

 

 

 

or

Down

 

 

 

 

until the display reads 7.00.

NOTE: Attempted calibration of >1 pH point from factory calibration will

cause “FAC” to appear. This indicates the need for sensor replacement

or fresh buffer solution. The “FAC” internal electronic calibration is not intended to

replace calibration with pH buffers. It assumes an ideal pH sensor. Each “FAC”

indicates a factory setting for that calibration step (i.e., 7, acid, base).

You may press

CAL key

 

 

 

 

 

to accept the preset factory value, or you may

reduce your variation from factory setting by pressing

Up

 

 

 

 

or

Down

 

 

 

 

6. Press to accept the new value. The pH Zero Calibration

is now complete. You may continue with pH Gain Calibration or

exit by pressing any measurement key.

b. pH Gain Calibration (6PFCE)

IMPORTANT: Always calibrate or verify your Ultrameter II with a pH 7

buffer solution before adjusting the gain with acid or base buffers, i.e.,

4 and/or 10, etc. Either acid or base solution can be used for the 2nd

point “Gain” calibration and then the opposite for the 3rd point. The

display will verify that a buffer is in the sensor well by displaying either

Acd” or “bAS”.

1. The pH calibration mode is initiated by either completion of the

pH Zero Calibration, or verifying 7 buffer and pressing the

CAL key

 

 

 

 

 

key twice while in pH measurement mode.

2. At this point the “CAL”, “BUFFER” and “Acd” or “bAS

will be displayed (see Figures 7 and 8).

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NOTE: If the “Acd” and “bAS” indicators are blinking, it indicates

an error and needs either an acid or base solution present in the sensor

well.

3. Rinse sensor well 3 times with acid or base buffer solution.

4. Refill sensor well again with same buffer solution.

5. Press

Up

 

 

 

 

or

Down

 

 

 

 

until the display agrees with the buffer value.

6. Press

CAL key

 

 

 

 

 

to accept the 2nd point of calibration. Now the

display indicates the next type of buffer to be used.

Single point Gain Calibration is complete. You may continue for the 3rd

point of Calibration (2nd Gain) or exit by pressing any measurement key.

Exiting causes the value accepted for the buffer to be used for both acid

and base measurements.

To continue with 3rd point calibration, use basic buffer if acidic buffer

was used in the 2nd point, or vice-versa. Again, match the display to the

known buffer value as in step 2 and continue with the following steps:

7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 using opposite buffer solution.

8. Press

CAL key

 

 

 

 

 

to accept 3rd point of calibration, which completes the Calibration procedure.

Fill sensor well with Sensor Storage Solution and replace protective cap.

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TDS Calibration on the Ultrameter II 6PIIFCe: MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 23 Mar, 2014

Tweet  *Note: This procedure applies to the Ultrameter, PoolPro, TechPro, and D-6 Dialysate meter. a. Fill and rinse the conductivity cell three times with a 442 standard solution. In this example, we’re using 442-3000. b. Refill conductivity cell with same standard solution you rinsed with. c. Press           then press   […]

 

*Note: This procedure applies to the Ultrameter, PoolPro, TechPro, and D-6 Dialysate meter.

a. Fill and rinse the conductivity cell three times with a 442 standard solution. In this example, we’re using 442-3000.

b. Refill conductivity cell with same standard solution you rinsed with.

c. Press

TDS

 

 

 

 

 

then press

 

.CAL key

 

 

 

 

The “CAL” icon will appear in the top center of the display. In this example, the reading shows 2988.

d. Press

Up

 

 

 

 

 

or

Down

 

 

 

 

 

to step the displayed value toward the standard’s value.

In this example, we’re pressing

 

Up

 

 

 

 

 

to go down from 2988 to 3000. You can also hold a key down to scroll rapidly.

e. Press

 

CAL key

 

 

 

 

 

once to confirm the new value and end the calibration.

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Conductivity Calibration on the Ultrameter II 6PIIFCe: MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 23 Mar, 2014

Tweet  *Note: This procedure applies to the Ultrameter, PoolPro, TechPro, and D-6 Dialysate meter. a.  Fill and rinse the conductivity cell three times with a KCL standard solution. In this example, we’re using KCL-7000. b. Refill conductivity cell with same standard solution you rinsed with. c. Press         then press .   […]

 

*Note: This procedure applies to the Ultrameter, PoolPro, TechPro, and D-6 Dialysate meter.

a.  Fill and rinse the conductivity cell three times with a KCL standard solution. In this example, we’re using KCL-7000.

b. Refill conductivity cell with same standard solution you rinsed with.

c. Press

COND

 

 

 

 

then press

CAL key

.

 

 

 

The “CAL” icon will appear on the display.

display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d. Press

Up

 

 

 

or

Down

 

 

 

 

to step the displayed value toward the standard’s value.

In this example, we’re pressing

Down

 

 

 

 

to go down from 7032 to 7000. You can also hold a key down to scroll rapidly.

e. Press

CAL key

 

 

 

 

 

once to confirm the new value and end the calibration.

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Ultrameter II Calibrate pH for the 6PII

Posted by 22 Mar, 2014

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Ultrameter II Calibrate TDS on the 6PII

Posted by 22 Mar, 2014

TweetUltrameter II 6PII how to calibrate TDS, total dissolved solids. Learn how to test water samples, and calibration for the Ultrameter II.

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Calibrate Conductivity on the Ultrameter II 6PII

Posted by 22 Mar, 2014

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Questions About Inline Monitors, Controllers, Aquaswitches: MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 20 Mar, 2014

TweetMyronLMeters.com is the premier online distributor of Myron L Instruments. We make it easy to shop for your water quality testing instruments online. We understand that in order to make a buying decision you need more than just a recommendation or a product description. At MyronLMeters.com you will find detailed information about every product, including […]

MyronLMeters.com is the premier online distributor of Myron L Instruments. We make it easy to shop for your water quality testing instruments online. We understand that in order to make a buying decision you need more than just a recommendation or a product description. At MyronLMeters.com you will find detailed information about every product, including demo videos and customer reviews.

Since the 1960s, Myron L products have led the industry in high quality, simple to operate conductivity and pH instrumentation for municipal, commercial and industrial water quality control, chemical concentration testing and process control. Today, Myron L meters are more convenient than ever to research and buy right here at MyronLMeters.com. We provide the background, insight, product imagery and specifications you need to make the right choice–all in one convenient online store. Have questions that aren’t answered in our FAQ section or on the blog? Ask an expert by filling out a short form and we’ll respond with an answer within 24 hours. At MyronLMeters.com our mission is simple: Provide the best products with the best service, every day. We are proud to represent a quality product from a quality manufacturer!

My 750 Series II Monitor or Monitor/Controller display shows a 1, then a space, then a decimal point. What does this mean?
This is an over-range condition that can be fixed by performing an Electronic calibration of the circuit board. Please see directions in the Operations Manual or follow this brief review of Electronic Calibration. Hook up a Multi-Meter to the R+ and R- leads located at the top of the circuit board, switch the Multi-Meter to DC volts, push the Full Scale Push to Test button and read the DC voltage on the Multi-Meter. While pushing the Full Scale Push to Test button, adjust the CAL screw on the circuit board until the Multi-Meter reads 9.95-10.00 VDC. The display on the Myron L Monitor or Monitor/Controller should now read Full Scale.

How do I pick the correct range module for my Monitor or Monitor/Controller?
You must pick a range module that covers your 2/3 of your operating range. If you pick a range module that is too broad, then your accuracy will suffer or it will not show a number on the display. For example, if your operating range is 100-150 microsiemens, a range module of 0-200 microsiemens (-115) would be a good choice. A range module of 0-5,000 microsiemens (-123) would not be a good choice for this application.

Why does my displayed number fluctuate?
There is air or air bubbles around the sensor or the sensor is not properly installed. Tap on the sensor body to dislodge air bubbles or loosen securing nut to release trapped air. The sensor tip must be in the flow of water.

My device connected to the dry contact relay does not work and has no power. What do I do?
The Myron L dry contact relay does not draw power from the circuit board. You must supply the power to the relay to power your device.

Why is the display number on the Monitor or Monitor/Controller negative?
This is the offset that is being display and is caused when the sensor is not hooked up or is hooked up and sitting in air.

Why is the displayed number on the Monitor or Monitor/Controller half the reading than it should be?
This is caused when the 115/230 VAC switch is set to 230VAC when in fact it should be switched to 115 VAC.

Does the Aquaswitch I require any other device to help it switch banks?

Yes, the AquaSwitch I requires a Monitor/Controller in order to switch banks.

What is the recommended method to mount a Conductivity or Resistivity sensor?
The optimal method to mount the sensor is in the end of a tee with the water flowing directly into the tip of the sensor and flowing up and away at a 90 degree angle. Please see the 750 Series II Operations Manual for complete instructions.

I want to use my Monitor or Monitor/Controller for another application but the water quality is a totally different range. Can my existing unit be changed?
Our 750 Series II Conductivity/TDS and Resistivity Monitors and Monitor/Controllers can be “Re-Ranged” with a new range module to meet you changing needs. Simply un-plug the old range module and plug in the new range module into the circuit board. Refer to page 8 of the Operations Manual to see the Range Selection guide and to see if any minor modifications are necessary.

How can I tell what the model number of my Monitor or Monitor/Controller is?
The module number is circled on the transformer and printed on the back of the case.

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pH and ORP Sensors for Inline Monitor/Controllers: MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 19 Mar, 2014

TweetAll Myron L pH and Oxidation Reduction Potential or ORP sensors are combination pH/reference, or ORP/reference. These sensors are designed to operate with Myron L 720 Series II pH and ORP Monitor/controllers. Each sensor has a built-in isolated preamplifier that guarantees accurate and reliable measurements — completely eliminating ground-loops and noise issues. The preamp allows […]

All Myron L pH and Oxidation Reduction Potential or ORP sensors are combination pH/reference, or ORP/reference. These sensors are designed to operate with Myron L 720 Series II pH and ORP Monitor/controllers. Each sensor has a built-in isolated preamplifier that guarantees accurate and reliable measurements — completely eliminating ground-loops and noise issues. The preamp allows for longer distances between the sensor and our Monitor/controller without the loss of accuracy or reliability due to cable capacitance, resistance, or noise.

Our preamp is so simple and low cost that we build it right into the sensor, thus allowing for a truly sealed sensor system — no O-rings to become damaged and leak, no BNC connectors to corrode and cause unreliable readings. It is actually no more expensive than the BNC connectors and coax cable it replaces.

All pH sensors include a built-in Temperature Sensor for automatic Temperature Compensation (TC). The TC may be disabled, requirements per USP, or if a separate temperature device is required for your SCADA system.

All bodies are made of Schedule 80 Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) or Ryton®* Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) to withstand the demanding requirements of most applications. Choice of double ended 1/2” or 3/4” MNPT body allows for ease of installation in either in-line or submersion applications. All Myron L sensors are completely encapsulated and sealed to keep out moisture and to assure long life under demanding conditions. Just install and use. Overall length is ~165 mm/6.5 in. Standard cable length is 3 meters/ 10 ft. Sensors may be ordered with 8 meter/25 ft. or 30 meter/100 ft. lengths. Cable may be extended simply and without problems. We recommend a junction box to protect the splice.

For in-line use, simply install sensor into female threaded fitting or tee. For submersion use, simply install into user supplied pipe coupling and extension pipe.

• Built-in isolated preamp guarantees accurate, trouble
free operation.

• Temperature Sensor built-in for automatic Temperature
Compensation (may be disabled as required).

• All sensors are double ended MNPT for simple in-line
or submersion applications.

• All sensors are pH/reference, or ORP/ reference, or a
combination of the two.
• CPVC/Ryton® bodies assure compatibility in most
applications.

• All sensors are completely encapsulated and sealed.

• Sensor cable may be extended simply, without problems.

• All ORP sensors have an extended tip Platinum
electrode except “F” models.

• Heavy Duty “F” models may be installed in ANY
direction, including inverted.

Sensor specs

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the specific descriptions below, substitute ORP for pH where
applicable.

General Purpose Single Junction
Low Cost In-line/Submersion pH and ORP Sensors.
The Single Junction “S” reference sensor is used for simple, non-demanding applications. It uses Potassium Chloride (KCI) reference gel. Response time, generally 95% in one second. For intermittent use up to 100°C/212°F @ 3,45 bar/50 psi. Twelve (12) month shelf life. This is our most economical sensor.

Special Purpose Double Junction
Low Cost In-line/Submersion pH and ORP Sensors.
The Double Junction “D” reference sensor is used in more demanding applications where “poisoning” of the reference is a possibility or a concern. It uses Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) gel where the reference meets the solution. This sensor is an ideal, cost effective alternative for demanding environmental applications not requiring the added advantages of the Heavy Duty Flat Tip sensor listed below. Response time, generally 95% in one second. When in doubt it is best to select a Double Junction sensor. Twelve (12) month shelf life. This sensor is the ideal, most cost effective Double Junction sensor on the market.

Low Conductivity

Low Cost In-line/Submersion pH and ORP Sensors.
The Low Conductivity “LC” sensor is recommended when the pH or ORP of low conductivity (low ionic strength) solutions must be measured. This sensor utilizes a porous polyethylene Double Junction with a low molar (0.1) KCI gel in the reference meeting the solution. This low molar reference more closely matches the low ionic strength of the solution, which allows more stable readings and cuts down in the contamination of the solution being measured. The LC sensor is recommended for use in RO/DI applications with solutions less than 100 µM/
µS/ppm. Twelve (12) month shelf life. This sensor is made for special, low conductivity applications.

Heavy Duty
Low Cost In-line/Submersion pH and ORP Sensors.
The Heavy Duty “F” utilizes a FLAT-TIP self cleaning sensor (flat glass in place of a round bulb) for use where the most demanding applications are found, such as wastewater. The flat tip will last longer in most abrasive and/or oily solution environments. These sensors utilize a HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) Double Junction reference with a high temperature
— chemical resistant acrylamide gel. Response time, generally 95% in five seconds. For continuous use 100°C/212°F @ 3,45 bar/50 psi, 81°C/178°F @ 5,86 bar/85 psi, and 76°C/169°F @ 6,9 bar/100 psi. Six (6) month shelf life. This sensor may be installed in ANY direction including INVERTED, and is simply the BEST sensor for tough applications.

Note: High flow reference junctions (HDPE, Kynar and Teflon) are available on above models upon special order. These special junctions will help keep the reference from clogging as easily — in some applications, however, they will deplete the reference gel more quickly, and thus have a shorter shelf/use life.

STORAGE/SHELF LIFE
ALL pH and ORP sensors are life limited. For this reason, it is recommended that extra sensors be kept on hand for all process applications. To obtain the maximum life, ALWAYS store sensor in pH/ORP Sensor Storage Solution when not in use. DO NOT allow sensor to dry out.

Sensor Part numbers

 

Sensor diagram

 

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Ultrameter II : Cleaning the sensor – MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 9 Mar, 2014

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Testing Fountain Solutions: MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 6 Mar, 2014

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Fountain Solutions
Accurate fountain (dampening) solution concentration control is essential for consistent, high-quality results in lithography. Low concentration can cause drying on the non-image area of the plate resulting in tinting, scumming, blanket piling, etc. High concentrations, on the other hand, bring about over-emulsification of the ink. This results in weakening of color strength and changes in ink rheology (body and flow properties). Correct concentration will allow the non-image areas of the plate to be appropriately wetted.

Ways to Test

Traditionally, pH was the test relied on to determine fountain solution concentration. Today, however, conductivity testing is recognized as a much more accurate method. Many modern dampening solutions are pH stabilized (or buffered), so only small changes in pH are seen even when dramatic changes occur in solution strength. Conductivity measurement is a fast and easy test which is more indicative of fountain solution concentration than pH. This is true for all neutral, alkaline, and many acid type solutions.

pH is still important, however, with unbuffered acid fountain solutions. Checking both conductivity and pH can provide valuable information. Acid fountain solution is a mixture of gum arabic, wetting agents, salts, acids, buffers, etc. Conductivity will tell you if the proper amount of most ingredients are present, but pH is necessary to check acid concentrations. pH will also determine how effective one ingredient, gum arabic, will be.

Conductivity Testing

What is conductivity? Conductivity is the measurement of a solution’s ability to conduct an electrical current. It is usually expressed in microsiemens (micromhos). Absolutely pure water is actually a poor electrical conductor. It is the substances dissolved in water which determine how conductive the solution will be. Therefore, conductivity is an excellent indicator of solution strength. To properly measure the conductivity of fountain solutions:

Test and write down the conductivity of the water used to prepare the solution.
Mix the fountain solution concentrate with the water, using the manufacturer’s recommendations or as experience dictates.
Measure the conductivity of the mixed solution.
Subtract the water conductivity value obtained in step 1. This is necessary because tap water quality can change from day to day.

The resulting number is an accurate indicator of fountain solution strength. Caution: because alcohol will lower a solution’s conductivity, always test solution conductivity before and after the addition of alcohol.

Determining the best concentration of fountain solution is mostly ‘trial and error.’ It can be very useful to make a graph, recording readings for every one-half or one ounce of concentrate added to a gallon of water. Record readings on a graph with the vertical axis representing conductivity values and the horizontal axis representing ounces/gallon. Such a graph will help ‘fine tune’ your system during future press runs.
For ‘on the spot’ fountain solution tests, Myron L meters are fast, accurate, and reliable. Measurements are made in seconds simply by pouring a small sample of solution into the instrument cell cup and pressing a button. Automatic temperature compensated accuracy and reliability have made our instruments popular in pressrooms worldwide.

pH Testing

Even though pH usually is not the best method to check the concentration of fountain solution, it is still very important and must be checked regularly. The pH of acid dampening solution affects sensitivity, plate-life, ink-drying, etc. Also, pH can change during a run if the paper has a high acid or alkaline content. pH, therefore, must be maintained at the proper level for good printing.

A convenient and accurate way to test pH (as well as temperature) is the waterproof ULTRAMETER II Model 6P or TECHPRO II TH1. The 6P has a 100 reading memory and the TH1 has a 20 reading memory to store test results onsite. The 6P also measures conductivity. All electrodes are contained in the cell cup for protection. Model M6/PH also measures pH and conductivity.

Continuous Control

For continuous monitoring and/or control of fountain solution concentration, we offer a complete series of in-line conductivity instruments. These economical, accurate, and reliable models use a remotely installed sensor and a panel/wall mount meter enclosure. Most contain an adjustable set point and heavy duty relay circuit which can be used to activate alarms, valves, feed pumps, etc. All models contain a 0-10VDC output for a chart recorder or PLC (SCADA) input, if required, (4-20mA output is also available).

The 750 Series II with dual set point option has become quite popular in pressrooms. The two set points allow a ‘safe zone’ for controlling fountain solution concentration.

Litho-Kit

Ultrameter II 6P, 512M5 and M6/PH are available with the useful LITHO-KIT. This accessory includes a foam-lined, rugged all-plastic carrying case with calibrating solutions and buffers. In addition, a syringe to simplify drawing samples and a thermometer for testing fountain solution temperature are also included.

 

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