OCEANSIDE August 8, 2014 —
MyronLMeters.com has been selected for the 2014 Best of Oceanside Award in the Industrial Equipment Supplier category by the Oceanside Award Program.
Each year, the Oceanside Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Oceanside area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Oceanside Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Oceanside Award Program and data provided by third parties.
The Oceanside Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Oceanside area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Oceanside Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
Myron L Meters.com joins other notable recent winners American Red Cross, Intuit, Best Buy, Trump Palace, Zipcar, and Inc.
Myron L Meters has made it easy to get the right Ultrapen and Ultrameter solutions – now you can order every Myron L solution you need with one click.
When you visit the Ultrameter II 6P product page, you’ll now see the image above. When you click on the VIEW DETAILS button, you go to the Ultrameter II 6P Calibration Solution Set page, where you can order your solutions without having to research them one by one. Every solution you need for your Ultrameter and Ultrapen is right there on the product page, so make it easy on yourself and order your solutions when you buy your Myron L meter.
It’s never been easier.
The Myron L Ultrapen PTBT2 is an accurate, easy-to-use pH meter and temperature tester in s durable aircraft aluminum case. The Ultrapen PTBT2 has the same range and accuracy as an Ultrameter II but fits in your pocket. readings and calibration are easy. If you’re a pool service tech, hydroponics grower, or water quality consultant, you’ll love using the PTBT2…for a long time to come.
A free app takes advantage of Apple’s iOS graphical user interface to provide easy-to-read displays and a simple-to-use interface. The Bluetooth link means that there are no wires getting in the way when moving quickly between samples and that paired mobile devices can be held safely away from liquids.
Advanced features include: automatic temperature compensation; stable microprocessor-based circuitry; user-intuitive design and a rugged, waterproof housing.
The Ultrapen PTBT2 measures pH and temperature with one-, two- and three-point calibration options.
With the Ultrapen OS app, each Ultrapen PTBTx can be given a unique name stored in the Ultrapen’s memory so it is easily identifiable no matter what mobile device is used. Measurement locations can be programmed as GPS locations that are automatically selected when the user is close to a specific measurement local, or non-GPS locations, which are ideal for applications where the sample sites are too close together for the GPS to discriminate.
Through the app, items such as Ultrapen settings, sample temperatures, Ultrapen name and measurement locations can be saved to the mobile device’s memory. Records can be exported via the mobile device’s email function as either .csv, .xls, .xlsx formatted files or using a proprietary, encrypted format. Stored measurements can be sorted or filtered and then emailed or deleted without affecting other records stored in the memory.
The Ultrapen PTBT3 with ORP and temperature measurement, Ultrapen PTBT4 with free chlorine equivalent and temperature measurement, and an Android-compatible app are all coming soon.
HIGH PERFORMANCE FEATURES
– Accuracy of ±0.01 pH
– 1, 2 and 3 Point Calibration
– Proprietary Sensor Design
– Automatic temperature compensation
– Reliable Repeatable Results
– Rugged, reliable, shock-resistant fully encapsulated electronics
– Durable body constructed of aircraft aluminum
– Simple one button function
– High capacity N-type battery included
The app’s GUI allows the user to:
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Easily connect to any active ULTRAPEN PTBTx pocket tester by one-touch selection from a list of available testers. Connection screen ONLY shows PTBTx pocket testers and ignores other Bluetooth devices.
Download a 14 character name into each ULTRAPEN PTBTx so that it is easily identifiable no matter what mobile device it is used with.
Program locations either as GPS related locations (automatically selected whenever the user is close to a specific measurement local), but also as non-GPS related locations (ideal for applications where sample sites are too close to each other for the GPS to discriminate).
Store Measurement Data and Calibration History that include:
– Measurement Value.
– UltraPen ID / Name.
– Location (programmable as both GPS and Non-GPS related locations)
Data records are:
– Exportable in .xls; .xlsx, .csv format as well as an encrypted, secure Myron L Company proprietary format.
– Can be filtered so that subsets of records can be deleted or exported without affecting other records stored in the device’s memory.
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Advanced features include automatic temperature compensation; highly stable microprocessor-based circuitry; user-intuitive design; and waterproof housing. The PTBTx Pocket Testers are easy to calibrate and easy to use.
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PTBT1 – measures Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Salinity, and Temperature, with the ability to select from three different solution types that model the characteristics of the most commonly encountered types of water.
PTBT2 – Measures pH and Temperature. Includes a sample and hold mode as well as a live measurements mode. Can be calibrated using 1, 2, and 3 point calibration options.
Future ULTRAPEN PTBTx pocket testers will include measurement of ORP, Free Chlorine and Dissolved Oxygen.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
The Ultrapen PTBT2 Comes with:
PT2 Pocket Tester Pen – battery included
a Soaker Cap
a Pocket Clip
complete operating Instructions
and a 2oz bottle of pH Storage Solution
Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 2
Performs reliably for me every day April 27, 2014
Reviewer: Ron W., consultant from Huntington Beach CA
I purchased two Myron PT2 Ultrapens for pH and temperature monitoring in June this year and I use them 5 days a week without any problems whatsoever. I monitor pH and temperature on a Biotrickling filter foul air scrubber in a remote location and the Ultrapen performs reliably for me every day. I will be looking to Myron to purchase other instruments as the need arises.
The pH unit that works! April 13, 2014
Reviewer: Coree Coppinger from Milwaukee, WI, US
The other hand held meters varied in price from about 18.00 to 170.00, yet they preform the same: inaccurate, slow, leaked and turn itself off before the calculation was finished. All instructions were performed as noted by directions and videos.
A small field pH unit that was accurate and could be counted on. I relish in it’s simplicity and accuracy. The bottom rubber cap has a sponge inside of it to hold the storage solution, this is smart, although the push and twist is difficult with a flexible rubber cap. This could be better designed with a hard twist cap and a O RING in the inside of the cap. I am so happy to find a unit that preforms as it is supposed to, and is dead on with the solutions. The only thing to test next is how well it preforms with time. Yes this Myron L UltraPen PT2 is worth the money. After the ill fated experiences with the other brands being sold on the market you will find the price is much easier to swallow. It works and is accurate, that is all I ask!
Ultrapen PTBT1 and PTBT2
ULTRAPEN PTBT1 Conductivity/TDS/Salinity Pen
Bluetooth enabled Pocket Testers for use with Apple iOS 6 and iOS 7 mobile devices. The ULTRAPEN PTBT1 is designed to be extremely accurate, fast and simple to use in diverse water quality applications. Advanced features include the ability to select from 3 different solution types that model the characteristics of the most commonly encountered types of water; proprietary temperature compensation and TDS conversion algorithms; highly stable microprocessor-based circuitry; user-intuitive design; and waterproof housing. A true, one-handed instrument, the PTBT1 is easy to calibrate and easy to use. To take a measurement, you simply press a button then dip the pen in solution. Results display in seconds.
ULTRAPEN – PTBT1Another significant advantage to the PTBT1 is there are no bothersome wires connecting your mobile device to the sensors. Not only is it less hassle to move quickly from sample to sample, but the paired mobile device can be held safely away from the liquid samples being measured.
Using PTBT1 mobile app’s GUI:
• Each PTBT1 can be given a unique, user programmable, 14-character name that is stored in the microprocessor onboard the PTBT1 so that it is easily identifiable no matter what mobile device it is used with.
• Locations can be programmed into the application, either as GPS related locations that are automatically selected whenever the user is close to a specific measurement local, but also as non-GPS related locations. This non-GPS location feature is ideal for applications, such as laboratory environments, where the user might want to distinguish between sample sites that are too close to each other for the GPS to discriminate.
• Each measurement can be saved to the mobile device’s memory. Saved records include measurement data, sensor settings, the temperature, the pen name, and the location.
• Records can be exported via your mobile device’s email function as either .csv, MS Excel .xls or .xlsx formatted files or using Myron L’s .mlc, proprietary, secure and encrypted format.
• Stored measurements can be easily sorted and/or filtered, and emailed separately or deleted without affecting other records stored in the device’s memory.
The PTBT1 combine highly accurate measurement capabilities with the most up to date GUI interface and computing power to provide a powerful tool for both field and laboratory applications.
The app’s GUI allows the user to:
The need for safe drinking water in rural Ghana inspired Katherine Alfredo, a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin to propose a project for a Fulbright Fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship was to map the extent of the fluoride concentration in the Bongo District of the Upper Eastern Region for use by local authorities and eventually use the data collected in the development of a cost-effective defluoridation filter for existing capped wells.
In rural areas, groundwater is plentiful, but natural geographic contamination by inorganic contaminants like iron, manganese and fluoride render government sponsored boreholes useless. Fluoride in the Upper East, Upper West and Northern regions of Ghana often exceeds the general WHO recommended limit of 1.5 mg/liter.
Katherine began her research by observing and recording local water usage habits. She conducted borehole water usage counts on centrally and non-centrally located borehole sites tracking the quantity of water collected daily. Coupling this data with familial compound water usage surveys she was able to begin understanding the volumetric demand placed on each borehole daily and how that volume translates to the household level.
A one-liter sample of water was retrieved for testing and used for all the water quality tests. An aliquot of the sample water was placed in an Ultrameter II 6P to measure pH, ORP, conductivity, total dissolved solids and temperature.
Conductivity readings from the Ultrameter II will be used to simulate influent water containing excessive levels of fluoride in Katherine’s laboratory. Using Bongo as a design test case, Katherine plans to adjust the ionic strength of her synthetic influent to reflect that seen in the Bongo District.
Ultrameter II TDS readings were used as a quality indicator of water as it was dispensed from a borehole. The amount of all dissolved solids is important in determining the potential for interference and competition for adsorption sites on the aluminum adsorbents. Preventing any ions from competing for active sites on alumina surfaces will greatly increase the efficiency of filtration.
ORP readings taken by the Ultrameter II gave a good indicator of the general biological activity in the water. Additional testing was performed using two 2 mL tubes filled with sample water to measure nitrate/nitrite and ammonia using test strips. In another 2 mL tube a 1:1 dilution of the sample was created using distilled water to measure alkalinity using test strips.
Using a 0.45 micron filter, a 30 mL or 60 mL sterile plastic bottle was completely filled for fluoride concentration testing later in the laboratory.
Each capped borehole, new borehole, or nonfunctional borehole that was visited had its corresponding borehole identity recorded in a handheld GPS device. After each governance was covered, eight capped boreholes were chosen for water quality testing to be compared to the nearby functional boreholes.
At the time of Katherine’s departure, she had reported the pH and fluoride concentration of each well to the two water and sanitation government agencies in the Bongo area—The Community Water and Sanitation Agency and The Bongo District Assembly Water and Sanitation Team.
Katherine continues to analyze data recorded in Ghana and experiment with cost-effective solutions for fluoride removal in rural communities.
Expert Manages Storm Water Discharge in Active Construction Sites With Ultrameter II 6P: MyronLMeters.com
Mike Alberson, an expert in storm water pollution prevention, uses the Myron L Ultrameter II 6P to meet new and existing state and federal requirements for storm water monitoring. He checks for the presence of pollutants by testing the levels of total dissolved solids (TDS) and conductivity. He also tests storm water pH levels in accordance with NPDES guidelines implemented in California in 2010 that mandate pH testing for all Risk Level 2 and 3 sites.
Though TDS and conductivity do not indicate the presence of any specific contaminant, monitoring these parameters is a good way to determine an increase in the concentration of dissolved chemical constituents generally. High conductivity or TDS levels are a red flag to Alberson to investigate potential sources of pollution.
Chemicals used in landscaping, such as herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers, as well as materials such as cement, can all potentially dissolve into storm water runoff. Additionally, acidic or basic pollutants impact the quality of water by altering the pH of the runoff. Monitoring is required because altering the pH alters the types and amounts of all chemical constituents in runoff and, thereby, its toxicity. Changes in pH also impact the ecosystem directly when they exceed the narrow range required by biota to live in the receiving waters. The new California NPDES requirements have set a pH range limit of 6.5 to 8.5 pH Units
The State Water Quality Board’s overall goal in implementing increased monitoring and reporting requirements is to evaluate the effectiveness of Best Management Practices (BMPs) on effluent pollution and the impact that construction activities have on receiving waters. Developers and inspectors like Alberson are continually challenged with preventing potential pollutants from leaving the project sites, and when that happens, they need to remediate any adverse affects on the environment.
As a prerequisite to construction, the Developer of Plan must generate and gain approval of BMPs and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) which take into account the nature of the project’s building schedule, phasing of the project, building materials, the projected rainfall, the percentage of impervious cover on the project and the impact that potential storm water runoff could have on receiving waters. The plans must also address the required monitoring and critical indicators of specific pollutants projected to discharge from the project site.
The site storm water inspector has to ensure that the necessary BMPs are implemented throughout the length of the project, as defined by the project SWPPP plan, which addresses project-specific site conditions and risk level determinations. Alberson uses the meter frequently on Barnhart Balfour Beatty projects as most fall into a category of Risk Level 2, which now requires pH monitoring along during a rain event of 0.5 in. or more.
New California requirements have required all SWPPP developers and inspectors to be certified by the state since Sept. 2, 2011 via a special course given by designated State Trainers of Record (TOR). Alberson is designated as a TOR and offers California’s new Qualified SWPPP Practitioner and Qualified SWPPP Developers courses.
As a trainer, Alberson passes on knowledge gained from his own experience. Through the years, he has seen inspectors send water samples off to laboratories for analysis, the results of which would not be known for up to two weeks. In addition, the pH of these samples would change in the time it took to get the samples to the labs for analysis. Alberson now trains developers and inspectors to use the Myron L Ultrameter II to immediately measure pH, thereby ensuring storm water runoff on project sites is precisely monitored for potential pollutants in real time.
In his own work as an inspector, Alberson has used the Myron L Ultrameter II to respond to potential pollution issues as they arise. For example, at Barnhart Balfour Beatty’s Otay Ranch Village #6 Elementary School project in Otay Mesa, Calif., he developed a remediation solution that prevented environmental contamination from high pH runoff resulting from a required lime treatment of the campus soil. By performing onsite testing following a rain event, Alberson was able to determine the potential runoff had a pH level of 12.5. He decided to immediately utilize a retention pond with carbon dioxide percolation control techniques. His remediation tactic worked using the meter to continuously monitor the pH until it was at a level acceptable for release into the receiving waters.
The magic button says:
“Give resale pricing to those who enter the code “GIMMERESALE” at checkout.”
Thus spake the magic button. Good until June 30, 2014 on Ultrameters only.