pHSense - Online Process pH Meter and pH Meters

By: Process Instruments  11-11-2011
Keywords: Water Treatment, Internet Access, Sensors

"The pH sensors from Pi are much more stable than others we've tried and they seem to last forever", Tom Haslehurst, UK

The pHSense range of online pH meters from Pi utilise the very latest and best pH sensors available in the world today for measuring the online pH of any aqueous solution. They are patented gel filled sensors with integral reference which uses no reagents, are extremely stable, and have reduced maintenance and reduced whole life costs. The junction, usually the source of error with current pH sensor technology is made from an electrochemically active solid resulting in a more robust pH sensor.

Online pH meters and pH controllers are one of the most common analysers in use today in water treatment and process plants and yet online pH meters cause continual problems for their operators. What is needed is a stable, reliable, online pH meter for a reasonable cost. That is exactly what you get with the pHSense and the pHSense Automatic Calibrator.

The pHSense sensors and flow cells are available with different controllers giving you the same great performance with different communication, display, and control options. With the pHSense range of online pH meters, you get everything that you need - and nothing that you don't.

pHSense Key Benefits

  • Stable and reliable online pH meter
  • On board diagnostics
  • Auto calibrant recognition
  • Low purchase cost
  • Long life pH sensors
  • Remote access and sms text alarms

CRONOS pHSense - pH Meter

  • High Quality and Multilingual
  • Lowest Purchase Cost
  • Long life

Options include:

  • up to 3 4-20mA outputs
  • up to 4 relays (solid state or mechanical)
  • modbus TCP
  • modbus ASCII/RTU
  • profibus
  • HART
  • flow switch input
  • PID control

CRIUS® pHSense - pH Meter

  • High Quality and Multilingual
  • Low Cost
  • Colour Display and Keypad
  • Sophisticated Comms and Control

All CRONOS options plus:

  • texting alarms
  • remote internet access
  • datalogging
  • PID control
  • automatic cleaning
  • automatic calibration
  • up to 6 sensors and outputs
  • integrated flow control

CRATOS pHSense - pH Meter

  • High Quality and Multilingual
  • Medium Cost
  • Colour Touchscreen
  • Up to 12 Sensors

All CRONOS and CRIUS® options plus:

  • up to 12 sensors
  • lowest cost per point

Autoflush

As described in seperate brochures, the pHSense can come equipped to automatically clean itself at user defined intervals with all the benefits of no operator intervention for 6 months. The Autoflush is particularly useful in food preparation, pulp and paper, and many applications where there is likely to be a build up of solids in the sample.

Multi-Sensor Systems

The whole range of pHSense pH meters can be fitted with additional sensors such as chlorine or ORP. Please ask your local distributor for more details.

pHSense Water Treatment Applications

  • Remote Sites
  • Cooling Towers
  • Food Preparation
  • Paper Mills

Anywhere you have a requirement to measure pH is a suitable application for the pHSense. The pHSense online pH meter range is particularly suited to working in sites where reliability and ease of use are most important.

Principle of Operation

The sensor at the heart of the Process Instruments online pH meter is a patented gel filled glass electrode. This pH electrode is far superior to many online process pH electrodes on the market and is designed for a long life, low drift and high reliability. Unlike many pH analysers, you don't need to search through hundreds of pH electrodes to find one that works in your process as the pHSense electrode works in all environments from pH 2 to 12 and in conductivity from 0µS upward. Although they command a higher price in the market place these sensors are more than cost effective with their longer life and considerably lower maintenance requirements, typically only needing calibration once per two or three months. Despite the superior functionality that the pHSense has to offer, the purchase costs are less than or comparable to, its competitors!

The pHSense online pH meter takes away the requirement for continual calibration and re-calibration of the pH meter by operators as it utilises an extremely stable pH electrode. The pHSense will calculate a 'degree of confidence' in its own calibration and let you know if its confidence is low. If the pH meter detects a fault in the pH sensor then it gives instructions on the display as to what the fault may be, with full on board fault diagnostics.

The online pH meter is capable of full PID control and is equipped with process control options, datalogging, relay outputs, serial comms, (TCP, Ethernet, ModBus are available now with Profibus available soon). Remote Access of the pH meter (including remote access to all control options) is available via the internet, and via a LAN. In fact the pHSense has all the options you could want in a pH meter whilst maintaining a low cost and great value for money.

Keywords: Colour Display, Flow Switch, Internet Access, Ph Sensors, Process Plants, Remote Access, Remote Internet Access, Sensors, Water Treatment

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