Ultrapens PTBT1 & PTBT2 Now In Stock

Posted by 19 Nov, 2014

Tweet                      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 […]

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Ultrapen PTBT2

Ultrapen 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 PTBT2 pH and Temperature Pen.

The Myron L Ultrapen PT2 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 PTBT1 measures conductivity, total dissolved solids, salinity and temperature with three, selectable solution modes that model commonly encountered water types.

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.

ULTRAPEN – PTBT1

Another 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.

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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:
– Sortable
– 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.

ULTRAPEN Features
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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.

WORKS WITH
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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.

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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

 

 

 

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pH Sensor Freeze Protection

Posted by 19 Nov, 2014

TweetMyron L Meters has started our Freeze Protection Program for shipments of freeze sensitive products. Instruments and replacement parts with a pH function can be damaged if they encounter sub-freezing temperatures. PH probes damaged due to freezing are not covered under warranty. Here’s what we do to make sure that your products arrive intact: Our […]

Myron L Meters has started our Freeze Protection Program for shipments of freeze sensitive products.

Instruments and replacement parts with a pH function can be damaged if they encounter sub-freezing temperatures. PH probes damaged due to freezing are not covered under warranty.

Here’s what we do to make sure that your products arrive intact:

Our shipping team reviews and adjusts the shipping method to make sure that your order arrives in two days or less. This typically involves upgrading to second day delivery.

We don’t ship on Fridays so that your order does not spend the weekend in a UPS warehouse.

We add 48 hour heat packs to the shipping container to make sure that the temperature stays above freezing.

 

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Categories : MyronLMeters.com Service

Extend the life of your Myron L Meter’s pH Sensor

Posted by 4 Nov, 2014

TweetHow to maximize the life of your Myron L meter’s pH or pH/ORP sensor Your meter uses a general-purpose glass pH sensor. This glass sensor may be used in most applications. To ensure maximum life of your pH meter, read the following procedures. It is the experience of the repair technicians that 90% of all […]

How to maximize the life of your Myron L meter’s pH or pH/ORP sensor


Your meter uses a general-purpose glass pH sensor. This glass sensor may be used in most applications.

To ensure maximum life of your pH meter, read the following procedures. It is the experience of the repair technicians that 90% of all premature pH sensor failures can be prevented with a few maintenance procedures.

The following procedures should be performed after using your meter, or if you plan to store your meter for an extended period of time.

1.      The pH sensor well (fig 1) must be filled with storage solution (preferred) or pH buffer 4, or tap water with table salt added and its protective cap (with foam insert) firmly installed.

 

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Failure to do so will:

•        Allow the glass membrane to dry out. A dehydrated glass membrane will not produce the necessary “Gel layer” on the sensor surface, which is essential to allow the exchange of hydrogen ions (measure pH).

•        Allow airborne contaminants to settle on the glass membrane surface. Once contaminants dry onto the surface of the glass membrane, it will inhibit the transfer of hydrogen ions. (See factory approved cleaning process below.)

•        Allow the reference junction to dry out. The reference junction material is usually a wick or fiber type material that completes the electrical circuit between the reference electrode cell and the solution being tested. Dehydration causes the reference solution to leach out of the electrode cavity, and form crystals in the junction. This is normally referred to as the “Bridging effect”.

Repeated dehydration of the pH or pH/ORP sensor  will cause the instrument to have a slower response time, and be more difficult to calibrate. Dehydration will significantly reduce the normal service life of the sensor.

2.      Store spare pH or pH/ORP sensors in a refrigerator. “Do not Freeze”. Take proper precautions not to allow the temperature to fall below freezing. This will cause the solution to expand and may damage the electrodes inside the sensor. Storage in a refrigerated environment will slow the evaporation of the storage solution, but not prevent evaporation. Always inspect and replace storage solution in spare sensor well on a regular basis.

Note: When using storage solution, it is common for white crystal formations to form around the seal of the pH sensor well and protective cap; this is a normal occurrence as the solution evaporates. Never store the sensor in high purity water (distilled or de-ionized).

Approved factory cleaning process for the pH sensor

During the normal use of your Myron L meter, you must clean your pH sensor bulb. The cleaning is necessary to eliminate the deposits of organic or inorganic contaminates left on the sensor from the solutions being tested. If you think your meter is inaccurate, or the display value drifts, or the response is slow and sluggish, perform the following tests.

Rinse the sensor well (three times) and fill with pH buffer 4 solution. If the pH continues to drift below the pH 4 level (i.e. 3, 2, or 1) repeat the test using buffer 10. If the pH level drifts beyond the pH level of 10 (i.e. 11, 12 etc.) the cleaning procedure outlined below may increase the performance and accuracy of your meter.

While performing the above tests, if the pH levels of the buffer solutions 4 and 10 actually drift towards pH 7, this is an indication that the pH sensor is damaged and needs to be replaced.

Caution: Wear proper eye protection and gloves during the following cleaning procedures.

Try the following to clean and recover the pH or pH/ORP sensors.

NOTE: Not all pH or pH/ORP sensors can be recovered.

1.      Fill the pH/ORP sensor well with 100% Isopropyl alcohol. If not available use additive- free rubbing alcohol (70%). This will remove any oils.

2.      Allow the sensor to soak for 10 minutes.

3.      Rinse with RO or DI water.

4.      Rinse the sensor well (three times) and fill

with storage or pH buffer 4 solution. Replace the protective cap and allow the sensor to recover overnight.

5.      Re-calibrate the instrument according to the operations manual. If the instrument fails to calibrate properly, continue to the next step.

If the above procedure does not recover the pH sensor function, perform the following:

1.      Fill the pH or pH/ORP sensor well with a hot salt solution 60°C (140°F) potassium chloride (KCI preferred) or hot tap water with table salt (NaCl). Allow the solution to cool.

2.      Re-calibrate the instrument according to the operations manual. If the meter doesn’t calibrate properly, the pH or pH/ORP sensor must be replaced.

*CAUTION: If you do not use your Myron L meter on a regular basis, the storage solution in the pH or pH/ORP sensor well will evaporate over time and must be replenished. To prevent premature pH glass sensor failure, we suggest a preventative maintenance program. Failure to do so could void the factory warranty. The use of liquids containing high levels of solvents, such as acetone, xylene, and chlorinated hydrocarbons, or other harsh chemicals in your Myron L meter is not recommended.

Replacement pH sensor for Ultrameter II & Digital Dialysate Meters

http://www.myronlmeters.com/Myron-L-RPR-Ultrameter-pH-ORP-Sensor-p/a-rpr.htm

Replacement pH sensor for Portable Analog pH Meters

http://www.myronlmeters.com/Myron-L-RPY-Analog-pH-Sensor-p/a-rpy.htm

Replacement pH sensor for Techpro II meters

http://www.myronlmeters.com/Myron-L-RPG-Techpro-pH-Sensor-p/a-rpg.htm

Replacement pH Sensor PT2: RPT2

http://www.myronlmeters.com/Myron-L-RPT2-Ultrapen-PT2-pH-Sensor-p/a-rpt2.htm

pH/ORP Sensor Storage Solutions: 32 oz

http://www.myronlmeters.com/Myron-L-pH-ORP-Sensor-Storage-Solutions-32-oz-p/s-ssq.htm

pH 4 Buffer: 32 oz

http://www.myronlmeters.com/Myron-L-pH-4-Buffer-32-oz-calibration-solution-p/s-ph4q.htm

Video: Ultrameter II 6P pH Sensor (RPR) Replacement – MyronLMeters.com

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The Ultrapen PTBT1: MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 26 Aug, 2014

Tweet MyronLMeters.com announces the arrival of a new product, the UltraPen PTBT1, Bluetooth enabled Pocket Tester for use with Apple iOS 6 and iOS 7 mobile devices, now in stock • Ultrapen PTBT1—Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Salinity, and Temperature, with the ability to select from 3 different solution types that model the characteristics of […]

MyronLMeters.com announces the arrival of a new product, the UltraPen PTBT1, Bluetooth enabled Pocket Tester for use with Apple iOS 6 and iOS 7 mobile devices, now in stock

Ultrapen PTBT1—Conductivity, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Salinity, and Temperature, with the ability to select from 3 different solution types that model the characteristics of the most commonly encountered types of water.

The Ultrapen PTBT1 is accurate, reliable and easy to use in many water quality applications. Advanced features include automatic temperature compensation; highly stable microprocessor based circuitry; user-intuitive design; and waterproof housing. The Ultrapen PTBT1 Pocket Tester is easy to calibrate and easy to use.

The Ultrapen PTBT1 Pocket Tester replaces the standard LCD display of most pen-type meters, with a Bluetooth BLE transceiver that transmits measurements to any paired Apple iOS 6 or iOS 7 mobile device. The readings are displayed in large, easy-to-read characters via a free App specifically designed to take full advantage of the Apple iOS Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Using the Ultrapen PTBT1 mobile app’s interface:

• 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 locations that are automatically selected whenever the user is close to a specific measurement locale, but also as non-GPS related locations. This non-GPS location feature is ideal for applications, such as laboratory environments, where there are sample sites 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 combines highly accurate measurement capabilities with the most up to date Graphical User interface and computing power to provide a powerful tool for both field and laboratory applications.

NOTE: PTBT2 = pH and Temperature, PTBT3 – ORP & Temperature, PTBT4 – Free Chlorine Equivalent (FCE ™) & Temperature models, and Android compatible application coming soon.

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Myron L UltraPen PTBT2 pH and Temperature Pen

Posted by 5 Aug, 2014

TweetComing Soon!                   ULTRAPEN PTBT2 pH and Temperature Pen 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. […]

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Ultrapen PTBT1 and PTBT2

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ULTRAPEN PTBT2 pH and Temperature Pen

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
– Waterproof

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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:
– Sortable
– 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.

ULTRAPEN Features
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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.

WORKS WITH
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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.

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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

What’s Included
The Ultrapen PTBT2 Comes with:
PT2 Pocket Tester Pen – battery included
a Scoop
a Soaker Cap
a Pocket Clip
a Holster
a Lanyard
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!

 

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Myron L Ultrameter II 6P

Posted by 27 Jul, 2014

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Expert Manages Storm Water Discharge in Active Construction Sites With Ultrameter II 6P: MyronLMeters.com

Posted by 7 Jul, 2014

Tweet 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 […]

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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.

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Meter Maintenance: Myron L Meters

Posted by 13 May, 2014

Tweet  Protect Your Ultrameter With Regular Maintenance When you spend a thousand bucks for a meter, you want it to last. That’s why you bought a Myron L meter in the first place. And, while Myron L meters are renowned for durability, they need care: cleaning, calibration, storage solution, sensor replacement, and sometimes repair. Keep […]

 


Protect Your Ultrameter

With Regular Maintenance

When you spend a thousand bucks for a meter, you want it to last. That’s why you bought a Myron L meter in the first place. And, while Myron L meters are renowned for durability, they need care: cleaning, calibration, storage solution, sensor replacement, and sometimes repair. Keep this blog post as a handy reference guide to Myron L meter maintenance.



Maintenance of the Ultrameter 6PFCE
These procedures apply to the Ultrameter, PoolPro, TechPro, and D-6 Dialysate meter. 

 READ MORE ABOUT ULTRAMETER CARE

DOWNLOAD AN OPERATIONS MANUAL

pH Calibration of the Ultrameter 6PFCE
This procedure applies to the Ultrameter, PoolPro, TechPro, and D-6 Dialysate meter. 

READ HOW TO CALIBRATE

BUY PH BUFFER SOLUTIONS

VIDEO: Ultrameter II Cleaning the pH Sensor

BUY SENSOR STORAGE SOLUTION

VIDEO: Ultrameter II Replacing the pH Sensor

 

BUY A REPLACEMENT PH SENSOR

Repair And Maintenance of Myron L Meters

Need to have your meter repaired?
READ HOW TO SEND YOUR METER FOR REPAIR

Time to get a new meter?

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UltraEasy Ultrapens: Myron L Meters

Posted by 7 May, 2014

Tweet  Make your work life UltraEasy. The Benefits of an Ultrapen Portable, Durable, Accurate, and Easy Perfect for field testing. Same accuracy and range as an Ultrameter. Tough. Light. Use as backup for your Ultrameter, or as field replacement. Click Here to Find Your Ultrapen Now Your Ultrapen Options Ultrapens: PT1 (Conductivity, TDS, Salinity), PT2 (pH), […]

 


Make your work life UltraEasy.



The Benefits of an Ultrapen

Portable, Durable, Accurate, and Easy

Perfect for field testing.
Same accuracy and range as an Ultrameter.
Tough.
Light.
Use as backup for your Ultrameter, or as field replacement.

Click Here to Find Your Ultrapen Now


Your Ultrapen Options

Ultrapens: PT1 (Conductivity, TDS, Salinity), PT2 (pH), PT3 (ORP), PT4 (Free Chlorine)

Ultrapen Sets: The Ultrapen Combo (1&2), The Ultrapen Set (1,2,3), The Ultrapen Complete (1,2,3,4), The Ultrapen Splash (for pool pros:1,2,4)

Ultrapen PT1 Product Overview – MyronLMeters.com

Ultrapen PT2 pH Pen Product Overview – MyronLMeters.com

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Real-Time Field Water Analysis with an Ultrameter III 9P: Myron L Meters

Posted by 30 Apr, 2014

Tweet The Ultrameter III 9P Titration Kit allows for fast, accurate alkalinity, hardness & LSI titrations in the field. The Ultrameter III 9P is based on the tried and tested design of the Ultrameter II 6P and measures conductivity, resistivity, TDS, pH, ORP, free chlorine and temperature quickly and accurately. The 9P also features new […]

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The Ultrameter III 9P Titration Kit allows for fast, accurate alkalinity, hardness & LSI titrations in the field.

The Ultrameter III 9P is based on the tried and tested design of the Ultrameter II 6P and measures conductivity, resistivity, TDS, pH, ORP, free chlorine and temperature quickly and accurately. The 9P also features new parameters that allow the user to perform titrations in the field. The Ultrameter III 9P has a unique method of performing alkalinity, hardness and LSI titrations that makes field monitoring fast and feasible.

How does it work?

The 9P titrations are based on conductometric titration methods that are possible with the 9P’s advanced conductivity cell and microprocessor based design. Titrations are chemically equivalent to standard methods using colorimetric techniques, but replace color change identification of equivalence points with changes in conductivity, thereby replacing a subjective, qualitative assessment with a quantitative one. This means the instrument determines the equivalence point instead of the user and the method of analyzing the equivalence point is objective, rather than subjective.

What is a conductometric titration?

A conductometric titration is performed just like a colorimetric titration, only the equivalence point is determined by a change in conductivity rather than a change in color. This is based on the fact that changes in ionic concentration that occur as constituents react with reagents change the electrical conductivity of the solution.

A simple example can be given of the titration of a strong acid with a strong base. The acid solution, before the addition of the base, has a very high conductance owing to the concentration and mobility of the small hydrogen ions.

With the addition of the base, the hydroxide reacts with the hydrogen to form water, thus reducing the hydrogen ion concentration and effectively lowering the conductivity of the solution. The conductivity continues to decrease until all the hydrogen ions are consumed in the reaction, but then sharply increases with the next addition of base, which contains highly conductive hydroxide ions. The solution conductivity then continues to increase with each base addition. The equivalence point in this example would be a clearly defined minimum point of lowest conductivity (see Figure 2).

Not all solutions will give a plot with an equivalence point that is as easy to distinguish as the sharp upturn found in a strong acid-base titration, however. The 9P plots several reagent additions beyond any changes in conductivity and matches the derived curve to the behavior of solutions of known concentration.

Is a conductometric titration a standard method?

(Standard method comparison to methods listed in the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater published by the American Public Health Assn., the American WaterWorks Assn. and the Water Environment Assn.)

Myron L’s conductometric titration methods are chemically equivalent to standard methods that use the same procedure, but with pH indicators. That means that they use the same reagents in the same sequence with the same theoretical approach. The difference lies in the 9P’s ability to determine the equivalence point based on numerical data, rather than subjective observation of a color change.

The alkalinity titration is modeled after standard method 2320. The sample is titrated with sulfuric acid and conductivity changes are recorded at each titration point.

The hardness titration is modeled after standard method 2340. To reduce the affects of high alkalinity in the form of bicarbonate, acid is first added to the sample. This shifts the bicarbonate toward carbonic acid, then carbon dioxide (reference the carbonic acid equilibrium), which is gassed off the sample. The sample is buffered above pH 10 (effectively pH 12) by the addition of sodium hydroxide. EDTA reagent is then added incrementally, with conductivity measured after each addition.

The LSI titration uses a simplified version of the thermodynamic equations for the determination of the scaling tendency of water developed in 1936 by Dr. Wilfred Langelier. The user simply titrates for alkalinity and hardness, then measures pH and temperature, and the 9P generates the saturation index value automatically.

Conductometric vs. Colorimetric

The benefits of determining the equivalence points by conductometric titrations are that the user does not have to interpret any results. The 9P does it for you using objective measurements. And the 9P is a faster method. For example, a typical colorimetric titration for hardness can take up to 30 drops of reagent, while the 9P method for the same concentration only requires six to eight drops. Colorimetric distinctions are sometimes hard to make, as well, especially when adding reagents drop by drop while trying to carefully observe the precise point at which the color changes—and that can lead to inaccurate data. This is especially true in colored or turbid solutions.

The conductometric method can also be used with very dilute solutions or for solutions for which there is no suitable indicator. The conductometric titration method gives you empirical results that are calculated for you, eliminating potential sources of error. And the measurements can be stored in memory for later data transfer using the optional U2CI software and bluDock Bluetooth hardware installed on the 9P . This makes data analysis and reporting seamless.

What else can the Ultrameter III 9P do?

Alkalinity, hardness, pH and temperature values used to compute the saturation index of a sample can be manipulated in the LSI Calculator function, allowing you to perform on the spot analysis of water balance scenarios. You can use historical or theoretical data to populate the required values in the calculator.

And the 9P titration kit comes with all required accessories, reagents, and calibration solutions (see Figure 6). Streamline your field testing with an Ultrameter III 9P from MyronLMeters, where you can save 10% when you order online.

Myron L Meters is the premier online retailer of accurate, reliable, and easy-to-use Myron L meters like the Ultrameter III 9P.  Save 10% when you order online at MyronLMeters.com. Find out more about the Ultrameter III 9P in our Myron L Meters – Ultrameter III 9P Titration Kit Overview video.

 

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