New IoT Web-Enabled CA900 Titration Analyzer Measures Alkalinity Automatically and Accurately

Ideal for Water & Wastewater, Food/Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Semiconductor

 

Anaheim, CA—January xx, 2018—Engineers and laboratory technicians responsible for maintaining alkaline and pH levels in balance to support a wide range of municipal and industrial water-based processes will find the new IoT web-enabled CA900 Titration Analyzer from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) automates the process of routine alkalinity measurement with a simple, accurate and cost-effective approach.

Maintaining water quality with the proper balance of pH and alkalinity levels is essential in many different processes—everything from drinking water to wastewater processes, as well as in irrigation water, water-based beverages and pharmaceuticals, electronics manufacturing and more.  Alkalinity is a measure of the capacity of water to neutralize acids and affects pH levels in water.  It occurs naturally in groundwater and its levels are influenced by rocks and soils, salts, certain plant activities and in some cases by industrial wastewater discharges.

ECD’sadvanced CA900 Titration Analyzer for alkalinity measurement is so easy to install and start up that a technician can do it in less than 15 minutes.All that is necessary is to perform simple connections of the sample,waste and reagent lines and then power up the factory pre-calibrated analyzer.Wall mounting hardware comes standard with each analyzer, but an optional bench top stand with reagent holder also is available.

Four different ECD factory pre-set alkalinity calibration ranges are available for the CA900 Titration Analyzer: 0 to 50ppm, 50 to 200 ppm, 200-1000 ppm, a 0 to>1000ppm. Users simply order the desired calibration range, and the analyzer comes ready to go right out of the box.The analyzer’s full-featured design also comeswithfour4-20analogoutputs, an Ethernetdigitaloutputand four user-configurable alarm relays.

Accessing information or customizing analysis routines are both easily accomplished.

 

ECD’s CA900 Titration Analyzer for Alkalinity                                                         

 

With the CA900 Titration Analyzer’suser-friendly menu structure and touchscreen interface.The analyzer also can be web-enabled as a powerful internet of things (IoT) tool for remote monitoring and interfacing with personal handheld devices such as controllers, mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and computers.

To determine and maintain water quality, accurately measuring the alkalinity of the water is critical to assess its relationship and impact on pH levels. Titration analysis with the CA900 Analyzer calculates alkalinity by dispensing known doses of a titrant fluid into a reaction cell while monitoring the pH level to its end point.  The analyzer then uses the titrant concentration and amount dispensed to calculate the level of alkalinity measurement.

The CA900 Titration Analyzer typically performs a single alkalinity measurement per analysis cycle.  Its standard program sequence consists of a cleaning cycle, sample acquisition, monitoring of pH, the addition of the titrant fluid, mixing the fluid, calculation of results and data storage.  The desired frequency of analysis between cycles can be easily modified to the requirements of the user’s process.

The versatile CA900 Titration analyzer is designed with up to four different sample lines that can be connected to the analyzer.  Numerous analysis configurations can be easily set up and programmed depending on the specific process control application and/or environmental or other compliance requirements.

Measuring alkalinity levels with ECD’s CA900 Titration Analyzer is especially important for the effective treatment of both municipal drinking water and wastewater, where it can affect the wastewater anaerobic digestion process.Alkalinity in surface water generally results from the presence of calcium carbonate, CaCO3, which has been leached from rocks and soil and then enters surface or groundwater systems.

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:  Ryan Balgos

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

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

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

Editor’s Contact: Randy Brown: 909-223-6700 Email:brownr@rbmarketing.comWeb: www.rbmarketing.com

ATEX and IECEx Approved X-80 Analyzer System Goes Where Others Can’t Into Hazardous Area Process Conditions

Ideal For Petro Chemical Production, Refining, Distribution and Storage

 

Anaheim, CA—September 13, 2017—Plant engineers in the petrochemical industries required to measure pH, ORP, DO, conductivity, resistivity or various specific ions where potentially explosive, combustible or flammable conditions exist will find the X80-S88 Analyzer System from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) provides safe, reliable liquid monitoring.

The highly intelligent X80-S88 Analyzer System is an ATEX and IECEx certified product family which features a sealed 316 stainless transmitter and sensors that offer an impressive pedigree of hazardous area approvals. With a selection of sensors materials and electrode all designed for specific industrial applications, the S88 family of sensors provide long sensor life and lower maintenance cost in many installations that other sensors cannot withstand..

The petrochemical industries require liquid analysis of corrosive fluids, cooling water, rinse waterand other process liquids to protect equipment, ensure quality production and for environmental compliance.  The X80-S88 Analyzer is ideal for monitoring these fluids including: pH as an indicator of sour gas and in overhead crude;  pH, ORP, conductivity and chlorine in cooling tower operation; and pH, ORP, turbidity, DO and various pIONs in wastewater effluent.

ECD’s Model X80 Universal Transmitter is available as either a single or a dual-channel instrument for continuous measurement with standard MODBUS or optional HART digital bus communications and three optional alarm relays.  With its advanced electronics, the modular X80 Transmitter communicates with any Model S88 Intelligent Sensor, automatically configuring the transmitter’s menus and display screens to the desired measurement parameter.

Designed with a rugged 316 stainless steel housing and large easy-to-read sealed display, the X80 Transmitter and ECD’s S88 Sensors eliminate the need to inventory multiple instruments.  These advanced S88 Sensors facilitate two-way communication with the X80

Rugged Liquid Analyzer for Hazardous Areas

Transmitter and automatically convert it to the chosen parameter.  Where feasible, the X80 also can be used with standard S80 Sensors at reduced cost to measure the same parameters in non-hazardous areas.

Highly intelligent, the S88 Sensor’s measurement parameter, its identity and serial number are all stored in the S88 Sensor’s memory along with calibration registers for parameter measurements.  These sensors are pre-calibrated at the factory, and so they’re ready to use right out of the box and can be immediately connected to the X80 Transmitters.  The rugged S88 Sensors are waterproof and submersible with all internal components epoxy encapsulated.

The S88 Sensors are the smart sensor choice for a wide variety of applications, including oil/gas production, petrochemical refining, electric power generation, water and wastewater treatment and more. The S88 Sensors feature two universal sensor designs: (1) insertion/submersion or (2) valve retractable with flared end to prevent blow out. The standard S88 Sensors have a rugged 0.75-inch O.D. 316 stainless steel body with a 10-foot (3 meter) cable or an optional waterproof detachable cable assembly.

The X80 Transmitter features a large (2.75-x-1.5 inch) easily viewable 128-x-64 pixel LCD display with three easily switchable main display screens for data, millivolt and graphics. The display comes with a gray background and black lettering for loop powered instruments or with a blue background and white lettering with LED backlighting on 24 Vdc powered instruments.

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.

 

Company Contact:  Ryan Balgos

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

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

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

Editor’s Contact: Randy Brown: 909-223-6700Email:brownr@rbmarketing.comWeb: www.rbmarketing.com

 

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:  https://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:  https://www.ecdi.com  Email:  sales@ecdi.com

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