All-In-One High Range Free Chlorine Analyzer For Food Rinse, Wash and Disinfection Applications

Economical, Easy-To-Install Panel Mount System Offers Low Maintenance

 Anaheim, CA—March 20, 2017—Food processing engineers responsible for rinsing, washing and disinfecting fruits, vegetables and other disinfecting processes will find the new plug-n-play FC80 High Range Free Chlorine Analyzer from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) simplifies water-based disinfection while installing easily and requiring less maintenance for lower total cost-of-ownership.

The highly reliable FC80 High Range Free Chlorine Analyzer monitors free Chlorine in produce disinfection supply water, cleaning and disinfection of water supply lines, and cleaning solution water samples from 0.05 – 200 ppm Chlorine (Cl2). The FC80 is ideal for the monitoring Cl2 levels in disinfection processes to help ensure the elimination of disease-causing pathogens including E. coli, Cyclospora, Salmonella and Hepatitis.

High concentration Cl2 disinfection is utilized in a variety of food processing operations and produce packing lines.  All of these Cl2disinfection techniques, however, require the introduction of liquid or solid Cl2 into water tanks that are connected to washer or spray line systems.

According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), liquid chlorine and hypochlorites are generally used in the 50 to 200 ppm concentration range with a contact time of 1 to 2 minutes to sanitize produce surfaces and processing equipment. Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is the form of freely available chlorine that has the highest bactericidal activity against a broad range of microorganisms.

The FDA states that in water-based solutions, that the equilibrium between hypochlorous acid (HOCl) and the hypochlorite ion (OCl¯) is pH dependent with the concentration of HOCl increasing as pH decreases. HOCl concentration is also significantly affected by temperature, presence of organic matter, light, air, and metals.  

The plug-n-play FC80 High Range Free Chlorine Analyzer installs quickly right out of the box.  The FC80’s advanced panel mount design includes built-in flow control, which eliminates the need for complicated pressure regulators and rotometers.  Built-in automatic pH compensation also eliminates the need for expensive reagents to reduce maintenance and life-cycle costs.

            The FC80’s panel mount design incorporates a constant head flow control device, a pH sensor, a Cl2 sensor and ECD’s T80 analyzer/transmitter conveniently mounted on a PVC panel. Connect the sample/drain lines, outputs and power and it is ready to use. Calibration and standardization is accomplished by DPD comparison.

Free Cl2 exists in solution as a pH dependent ratio of hypochlorous acid (~100% at pH 5) and hypochlorite ion (~100% at pH 10). The ECD T80 free Cl2 sensor measures only the hypochlorous acid component of the free Cl2 and the analyzer calculates the balance using either the measured pH or a user defined fixed value. The use of the pH sensor provides accurate compensation for samples between pH 6 and pH 9 eliminating the need for expensive sample conditioning systems.

The FC80 Analyzer is available with either 110-240 VAC or 24 VDC power.  Parameters can be graphically displayed with user defined line, bar or gauge style graphs. The standard configuration has two 4-20 mA outputs/MODBUS RTU, and three SPDT relays. User configurable as Hi/Lo alarms with expiration timers, periodic timers, or fault alarms.

The user friendly FC80 is available with an optional Auto-Clean feature that includes a solenoid actuated spray cleaner using either 30 psi process water or air. An easily adjusted timer controls the period and duration of the cleaning cycle.

About Electro-Chemical Devices

Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) is a manufacturer of liquid analytical process instrumentation. Founded in 1977, ECD has been in business for over 40 years and has built its industry leading reputation by its commitment to customers through this basic approach: Provide quality products, develop technical innovations and provide responsive, knowledgeable service.

Dual Range HP80 Hydrogen Peroxide Analyzer Suitable for Disinfection or Bleaching Processes

Ideal for Municipal Water Treatment, Pulp/Paper, Food/Beverage,

Petrochemical Refining, Power Generation and More

 

Irvine, CA—April 27, 2016—With a versatile dual parameter measurement range capability, the advanced HP80 Hydrogen Peroxide Analyzer from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) is a highly flexible and reliable instrument designed to measure H2O2 in both the parts per million (ppm) range and the percent solution range to support a variety of process applications.

Process and plant engineers will find the HP80 Analyzer is an easy-to-use measurement solution that’s ready to go right out of the box with a plumb-and-play design, which a single technician can set up in less than 15 minutes with no special tools.  It’s a complete analyzer system including an H2O2 sensor, a pH sensor, a constant head flow control device and transmitter with power supply all mounted on a PVC wall panel that’s ready to hang.

H2O2 is a colorless liquid that in high concentrations gives off an irritating acidic odor. It is a strong oxidizer, stronger than either chlorine or chlorine dioxide. Hydrogen peroxide reacts very fast. It will then disintegrate into oxygen gas and water without the formation of harmful byproducts and also increases the amount of oxygen in water.

H2O2 is used by municipalities as an oxidizer to remove metals from raw well water sources.  The pulp and paper industries extensively use H2O2 as a bleaching agent to give paper that crisp white look. Other uses include as a disinfectant in cooling towers and municipal wastewater treatment plants.

An effective bactericide, H2O2 does not form any harmful disinfection byproducts (DBP’s), as opposed to the typical chlorine products for drinking water and wastewater treatment that do. It decomposes naturally into oxygen and water and does not form a residual that has to be removed from the treated water before it is released to the environment.

The HP80 Analyzer features amperometric H2O2 sensors. These amperometric sensors are manufactured with a gold cathode, a silver anode and a rugged microporous membrane. The H2O2 sensors are smart sensors with their identity and calibration information stored internally. Communication between the T80 Transmitter and the H2O2 sensor is via MODBUS. The sensors are flow sensitive requiring a minimum flow rate of 0.5 ft/sec, above this flow rate, the reading is virtually independent of the flow rate.

   A constant head flow control device (CFD) maintains the optimum flow rate moving past the sensor for sampling purposes.  The CFD’s automatic flow control capability eliminates the need for pressure regulators and rotameters, which are required by many other H2O2 analyzers, to reduce system maintenance and lifecycle operating costs.  The minimum flow rate required by the CFD is 10 gal/hr, and the maximum flow rate is 80 gal/hr with the sample draining at atmospheric pressure.

The HP80’s H2O2 sensors feature a measurement range of 0 to 200 ppm (2000 ppm, 2%, 20% optional).  The pH sensor has a range of 2 to 11 pH.  Operating temperature range for these sensors is 0 to 45°C (32 to 113°F) with automatic temperature compensation for the H2O2 sensor.

An optional sensor auto clean configuration is available, which includes a solenoid actuated spray cleaner that provides either a 30 psi process water or air.  The spray cleaner removes films from the sensor head, which over time can affect measurement accuracy.  There is rarely a need for manual wiping of the sensor head by maintenance technicians with the spray clean configuration. The sensor’s maintenance requirement is typically to replace the electrolyte every six months and replace the membrane cap once a year.

Designed with ECD’s T80 Universal Transmitter, the HP80 Analyzer includes a 128-x-64 pixel (2.75-x-1.5-inch) display.  The display is black on grey with no backlight or blue on a white background with the LED backlight.  The standard configuration features two 4-20 mA outputs, three alarm relays and a MODBUS RTU.  The enclosure is rated to IP65 and weatherproof.

 

About Electro-Chemical Devices

Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) is a manufacturer of liquid analytical process instrumentation. Founded in 1977, ECD has been in business for over 30 years and has built its industry leading reputation by its commitment to customers through this basic approach: Provide quality products, develop technical innovations and provide responsive, knowledgeable service.

 

Company Contact:  Steve Rupert

Company Address:  1500 N. Kellogg Dr., Anaheim, CA 92807 USA

Web:  http://www.ecdi.com  Email:  sales@ecdi.com

Tel: 800-729-1333 Tel: 714-695-0051   Fax: 714-695-0057

 

Two-In One UV Analyzer Family for Disinfection Measures Ammonia, Nitrate Or COD In Water or Waste

Ideal for Muni Water and Wastewater, Food/Beverage, Pulp/Paper and More

 

Anaheim, CA—March 30, 2016—Water engineers responsible for municipal or industrial water and wastewater will find the new versatile single or dual parameter CA-6 UV Family of Spectroscopic Analyzers from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) can monitor any two selected parameters in separate measurement ranges for ammonia, nitrate or chemical oxygen demand (COD 254 nm).

ECD’s CA-6 UV Analyzer Family provides a highly accurate, reliable and economical on-line sampling system that’s designed with UV absorption sensor technology to monitor harmful pollutant parameter levels.  The CA-6 Analyzer’s sensors are available in multiple parameter measurement ranges: Ammonia from 0-10 mg/L or 0 to 1000 mg/L; Nitrate from 0-30 mg/L, 0-100 mg/L, or 0-250 mg/L and COD 254 nm from 0-200 mg/L or 0-20,000 mg/L.

Each model is easy to order with either a single parameter or dual parameters in the factory pre-calibrated measurement ranges.  Everything needed comes in one box ready to install and start-up.  A single technician can complete the installation process in 15 minutes by connecting the sample, waste and cleaning solution (reagent) lines and powering up the analyzer.  Accessing the chosen factory pre-calibrated parameter data or customizing an analysis routine is easily done with user-friendly intuitive menus and a touch screen display.

     Each parameter is analyzed based on the measurement of UV absorption in the sample.  The absorbance of the solution or gas is measured through a quartz flow cell at a specific wavelength using a long-life Xenon lamp and photo detectors.  The absorbance level is directly related to the sample concentration according to Beer-Lambert’s Law, which correlates the attenuation of light to the properties of the material through which the light is traveling.

To measure Ammonia, a reagent is added to the liquid sample and converts the ammonia to gas for measurement by the CA-6’s UV sensor with a fast Fourier transform algorithm that provides a measurement equivalent to the level of Ammonia.  A water temperature probe performs automatic temperature compensation for high accuracy.

In measuring the Nitrate found in turbid, organic rich wastewater, the CA-6 UV’s advanced self-cleaning design relies on the strong absorption of UV light by the chromophore N-O, which again is according to Beer-Lambert’s Law. Automatic internal linearization compensates for high concentrations of Nitrate.   A second wavelength and detector compensates for dirty matter in the flow cell to ensure high accuracy and reliability.

For the measurement of COD 254 nm, the CA-6’s sensor detects UV light absorption by unsaturated organic molecules at the 254 nm wavelength.  COD 254 nm levels in river water and municipal wastewater are closely correlated to the permanganate and dichromate water standard methods.  Measurement is extremely responsive, less than 10 seconds and requires no reagents or calibration solutions.

Accuracy is 5% for the measurement of Ammonia, Nitrate and COD with the CA-6 UV Analyzer based on a sample temperature range of 0 to 80°C, but the sample must be liquid and not frozen.  Repeatability varies based on the parameter chosen and the single or dual parameter configuration, ranging from 0.15 to 3 percent.

The versatile CA-6 Analyzer is designed with four alarm relays.  A single 4-20 mA analog output is included with 12-bit resolution.  RS232 communications are provided for data download to a CSV file, with an optional RS485 MODBUS communication module available.

 

About Electro-Chemical Devices

Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) is a manufacturer of liquid analytical process instrumentation. Founded in 1977, ECD has been in business for over 30 years and has built its industry leading reputation by its commitment to customers through this basic approach: Provide quality products, develop technical innovations and provide responsive, knowledgeable service.

 

Company Contact:  Steve Rupert

Company Address:  1500 N. Kellogg Dr., Anaheim, CA 92807 USA

Web:  http://www.ecdi.com  Email:  sales@ecdi.com

Tel: 800-729-1333 Tel: 714-695-0051   Fax: 714-695-0057

Green Friendly PA80 Peracetic Acid Analyzer Helps Maintain Disinfection Without Harmful Byproducts

Ideal for Food/Beverage, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Muni Water Processes

 

Irvine, CA—February 17, 2016—Process and plant engineers responsible for maintaining sanitary product, process and equipment environments will find the new panel mounted      PA80 Peracetic Analyzer from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) simplifies process monitoring to ensure disinfection without the need for potentially harmful disinfection byproducts (DPBs).

The plumb-and-play design of ECD’s economical PA80 Peracetic Acid Analyzer allows a single technician to install the unit right out of the box with no special tools or complex calibration routines. Ready to go from the factory, the PA80’s cost-effective design includes built-in flow control, and so there’s no need to purchase or install pressure regulators and rotameters, which are typically an extra cost with many other types of liquid analyzers.

Peracetic acid is a colorless liquid with a characteristic pungent odor similar to vinegar.

PAA is produced by a reaction between hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid.  Produced typically as an equilibrium solution combining these agents, PAA is supplied in concentrations of 5 to 15 percent. It is a powerful oxidizer, stronger than either chlorine or chlorine dioxide.

The rugged and reliable ECD PA80 Peracetic Analyzer features multiple PAA measurement ranges:  0-20, 0-200 and 0-2000 ppm.  Providing multiple measurement ranges allows plant engineers to select the monitoring range that best fits the requirements of their product batch recipes, their processes and equipment cleaning requirements.

The food and beverage, medical and pharmaceutical industries all rely on PAA as a cleaner and sanitizer of process equipment, medical instruments and for bottle washing. It is also used as a disinfectant in municipal wastewater treatment and industrial cooling towers.

    PAA is a highly effective bactericide that does not form any harmful disinfection by products (DBP) like many chlorine products do. It decomposes naturally into acetic acid and water and does not form a residual that has to be removed from the treated water.

The PA80’s plumb and play design incorporates a constant head flow control device, a pH sensor, a peracetic acid sensor and ECD’s T80 analyzer/ transmitter—all conveniently mounted on a PVC panel.  Plant technicians simply connect the sample and drain lines, connect the power and outputs, and the PA80 is ready to use. Calibration is accomplished by a grab sample comparison.

The PA80 Analyzer’s transmitter is 110-240 VAC or 24 VDC powered and allows either parameter to be graphically displayed with user defined line, bar or gauge style graphs. The standard configuration has two 4-20 mA outputs, three alarm relays and an industry standard MODBUS RTU (remote terminal unit).

Relying on precision amperometric PAA sensors that are flow sensitive, the PA80 provides accurate measurement with a minimum flow rate past the sensor of 0.5 ft/sec;

above this flow rate the output is virtually flow independent. The PA80’s constant head flow control device (CFD) maintains the optimum flow past the sensor over a wide range of incoming sample flow rates. The minimum flow required for the CFD is 10 gal/hr, and the maximum flow rate is 80 gal/hr with the sample draining at atmospheric pressure.

To reduce maintenance technician time and costs, the PA80 features an optional auto clean configuration, which includes a solenoid actuated spray cleaner that uses either 30 psi process water or air. An easily adjusted timer controls the period and duration of the cleaning cycle.  The optional spray cleaner also eliminates fouling to protect batch sensitive products and prevent process line downtime.

 

About Electro-Chemical Devices

Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) is a manufacturer of liquid analytical process instrumentation. Founded in 1977, ECD has been in business for over 30 years and has built its industry leading reputation by its commitment to customers through this basic approach: Provide quality products, develop technical innovations and provide responsive, knowledgeable service.

 

Company Contact:  Steve Rupert

Company Address:  1500 N. Kellogg Dr., Anaheim, CA 92807 USA

Web:  http://www.ecdi.com  Email:  sales@ecdi.com

Tel: 800-729-1333 Tel: 714-695-0051   Fax: 714-695-0057

Efficient Colorimetric Analyzer Helps Monitor Troublesome Manganese & Iron In Drinking Water

Ideal for Muni Water, Food, Beverage, Textile,

Semiconductor & Other High Purity Water Processes

 

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Anaheim, CA—June 16, 2016—The easy-to-use and economical CA6 Colorimetric Analyzer from Electro-Chemical Devicesprovides accurate and reliable measurement of manganese (Mn) or iron levels in municipal drinking water production, food/beverage processing and other high purity water processes.

The Model CA6 Colorimetric Analyzer is an on-line sequential sampling analyzer. A sequence of sampling, analysis and results processing is performed and repeated using colorimetric methods. This technology relies on an LED light source and a heated colorimetric cell designed for measuring trace amounts of manganese, iron and other analytes in water.

Manganese and iron are natural occurring elements found in air, soil and water.  Manganese and iron are essential nutrients for humans and animals.  Adverse health effects can be caused by inadequate intake or over exposure.  Manganese deficiency in humans is thought to be rare because manganese is present in many common foods.

Both manganese and iron have a strong, unpleasant metallic taste in water.  Ground water sources with manganese and iron can appear clear initially, but turn black (manganese) and orange-brown (iron) when exposed to air. An advisory from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends reducing manganese and iron concentrations to or below 0.05 mg/L and 0.03 mg/L, respectively, which are the EPA’s secondary maximum contaminant levels (SMCL’s).

The EPA’s manganese and iron SMCL’s are based on staining and taste considerations, but are not federally enforceable regulations and are intended as guidelines. There are multiple municipal water treatment options for the removal of Mn and iron from drinking water.

 

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They all, however, rely on accurate and dependable water quality analysis prior to and after treatment.  The CA6 Colorimetric Manganese Analyzer is available in three ranges:  0-100 ug/L, 0-1 mg/L and 0-5 mg/L and the CA6 Colorimetric Iron Analyzer also is available in three ranges: 0-0.1 mg/L, 0-1.0 mg/L and 0-5.0 mg/L.

The CA6 precision online sequential sampling analyzer is lightweight and easy to install. Weighing less than 40 pounds, it can be wall mounted or simply set on a bench using the optional bench top stand. After the sample, waste and reagent lines have been connected to the analyzer and provided with power, the CA6 will begin its preprogrammed analysis sequence.              The CA6 is available with up to 4 channels (optional) each from a separate sample point. A simple, user-friendly menu structure and touchscreen interface makes it easy to access information or customize analyses.

The CA6 utilizes photometric differential absorbance to analyze manganese, iron and over 20 other common parameters including: aluminum, silica, nitrogen, iron and sulfate. It operates at a wide temperature range of 5-50°C and  offers repeatability of ±2% on the absorbance value if the turbidity <80 NTU and drift of ±2% per month on the absorbance measurement.

The CA6 Analyzer’s easy-to-use touch-screen display shows the measured parameter, analyzer status, percent reagent volumes and the menu bar, which provides access to the run, display, program, service and help menus. It includes two alarm relay outputs and a 4-20 mA channel that connects with programmable logic controllers (PLC’s) or distributed control systems (DCS’s).

The rugged and reliable CA6 features two separate compartments to isolate liquids and electronics and is enclosed in an epoxy powder coated, cold rolled steel cabinet. The liquids enclosure houses all the components necessary for sampling and reagent flow, mixing and reaction stages (sampling pump, reagent micro-pumps and colorimetric reaction cell).

 

About Electro-Chemical Devices

Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) is a manufacturer of liquid analytical process instrumentation. Founded in 1977, ECD has been in business for over 30 years and has built its industry leading reputation by its commitment to customers through this basic approach: Provide quality products, develop technical innovations and provide responsive, knowledgeable service.

 

Company Contact:  Steve Rupert

Company Address:  1500 N. Kellogg Dr., Anaheim, CA 92807 USA

Web:  http://www.ecdi.com  Email:  sales@ecdi.com

Tel: 800-729-1333 Tel: 714-695-0051   Fax: 714-695-0057