Sampling and Laboratory Analysis

Sampling and Laboratory Analysis
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  Flowmeter calibration service

Flow Dynamics primary and secondary standard calibration for flowmeters from Badger Meter calibrates liquid and gas flowmeters from any manufacturer. It offers calibration at ± 0.025 to ± 0.05 percent of reading for liquid and ± 0.020 to ± 0.25 percent of reading for gas. It provides certified calibration data sheets with 10-point data graphs, comprehensive meter historical data, annual reminders, and a 10-day standard turnaround. 480/948-3789; www.badgermeter.com.

  Test tube rack

The Scienceware Switch-Grid test tube rack from Bel-Art Products stores up to two sizes of tubes at the same time with 25 possible tube size combinations in one rack. Each rack is divided into two sides enabling the same or different size tube grids to be used in each side. The removable grids are available in five color-coded sizes to fit tubes from 10 to 30 mm. 800/423-5278; www.belart.com.

  Colorimeter

The lightweight battery-powered V-2000 colorimeter from CHEMetrics uses preprogrammed methods to measure 13 mm or 16 mm cells in concentration (direct read), percent transmittance or absorbance modes. Up to 10 user-created custom methods can be stored. The built-in timer keeps technicians aware of test progress. With RS-232 output, it can log 100 data points with date and time tags and download them to a printer or spreadsheet. Its Vacu-vial reagent ampoules minimize contact with chemicals and provide reliable, accurate and safe water-quality tests for more than 50 analytes, including chlorine, sulfide, iron and ozone. 540/788-9026; www.chemetrics.com.

  Portable ultrasonic flowmeter

The PTFM 1.0 portable transit time flowmeter from Greyline Instruments accurately measures clean liquids. It can be used for calibration, troubleshooting, spot checks and flow balancing. Setup through the hand-held meter is fast with a user-friendly five-key menu. The clamp-on transducers mount on plastic or metal pipes, and ultrasonic signals are injected through the pipe between the two sensors. It works on full pipes with diameters from 1/2 to 48 inches and has a large backlit display, totalizer, 4-20mA output and a data logger with USB output. It operates for 24 hours on internal rechargeable batteries. 888/473-9546; www.greyline.com.

  Portable turbidimeter

The 2100Q portable turbidimeter from Hach has an on-screen interface that eliminates manuals in performing routine calibrations and verification. A single-standard RapidCal calibration for low-level measurements ensures compliance with reporting requirements. The device stores up to 500 measurements for easy access and backup. An optional USB module enables easy data transfer to any computer. Ergonomic construction allows all-day usability in the field. The Rapidly Settling Turbidity mode provides accurate, repeatable measurements for rapidly settling, difficult-to-measure samples. 800/227-4224; www.hach.com.

  High-flow cartridges

High-flow All-Poly Cartridges from Harmsco Filtration Products suit laboratory applications where absolute rated filtration is needed. They include up to 75 square feet of filtration media and are constructed with 100 percent polypropylene materials for efficiency ratings to 99.98 percent. The pleated polypropylene media provides high flow rates and low initial pressure drop. The pleated surface increases loading capacity for long filter life and high particle removal. The double O-ring end cap, center tube and media are thermally bonded as one integral component. 800/327-3248; www.harmsco.com.

  Unitized fume hood

The Aire-Stream fume hood from HEMCO is made entirely of chemical-resistant, flame-retardant, non-metallic composite resin materials and has unitized construction that needs no screws, bolts, rivets or metallic hardware to assemble. The fume chamber is molded into one seamless piece with all corners curved for easy cleaning and light reflectivity. It is UL 1805 certified and is offered in 48-, 60-, 72- and 96-inch widths in constant air volume or restricted bypass models. It has a 36-inch-high extended-view height, slotted rear VaraFlow baffle system, aerodynamic sash lift with perforated air-sweep, and molded-in belled outlet collar for reduced airflow resistance. 816/796-2900; www.hemcocorp.com.

  Microbiological testing system

The ENDETEC TECTA B16 from Kruger USA is an automated microbiological testing system that provides fast laboratory-grade results on site. It uses proven enzyme/fluorescence chemistry with a Polymer Partition process to test for E. coli and total coliforms in water. With full automation and continuous monitoring of the test analysis and results interpretation, the system provides an objective result that can be sent to a cellphone or laptop for notification as soon as a contamination event is identified. 919/677-8310; www.krugerusa.com.

  Calibration, maintenance and training program

The LabLite CMT program can schedule and track the calibration and maintenance required on every item in a plant, lab or company. It can track who was assigned, when work started and ended, emergency repairs, the time an item is down, and the cost of these events. Technicians can add documents and images for each item. The system records service and warranty information and tracks the equipment location and responsible party. It schedules and tracks training events and automatically updates individual training records. 888/954-5483; www.lablite.com.

  Sampling system

The Simpler Sampler automatic duckbill sampling system from Markland Specialty Engineering automates the composite sampling required to monitor for process effectiveness and environmental regulatory compliance in water treatment. It uses compressed air to move samples up high lifts (more than 79 feet) and over long runs (98 feet). The electronic controller can be located far from the sample site. Sampling can be determined by time or flow, and manual samples can be called in at any time without affecting the normal sampling interval. The rubber duckbill closes down and expels any large particles in a self-cleaning action. The sampler head is available in aluminum, stainless steel and PVC. 855/873-7791; www.sludgecontrols.com.

  Managed SCADA system

The managed SCADA system from Mission Communications offers reports that record chlorine, pH, pressure, turbidity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, fluoride and other variables. Variables can be recorded in real time and alarms dispatched at various setpoints. Reports can be used to submit daily and monthly minimum and maximum values for compliance. Reports are accessible from any Web-enabled device. The trending data can be viewed in spreadsheet, graph or chart-recorder format. 877/993-1911; www.123mc.com.

  Negative air pressure fume hood

The NU-156 fume hood from NuAire is a single-piece construction of stress-relieved, seam-welded white polypropylene. It is built with the HEPEX Zero Leak Airflow system for quiet, uniform, and sterile downflow over the work zone. It prevents uneven particulate loading by eliminating direct blower blasts to the HEPA filter and dispensing air over 100 percent of the HEPA filter surface. The system surrounds all positive pressure airflow chambers and ducts with negative air pressure relative to the laboratory, limiting the possibility of cabinet or gasket leaks and guarding against HEPA filter failure. 800/328-3352; www.nuaire.com.

  Laboratory apps

Cubis individual Q-Apps from Sartorius Stedim North America can customize laboratory balance. Once installed, they guide through a specific workflow, ensuring full compliance with written standard operating procedures and effective data management without manual data handling. Apps can allow direct connectivity to LIMS via Web services and direct read and write from/to FTP servers. 800/368-7178; www.sartorius.com.

  Thermoelectric-cooled incubator

The B.O.D. Thermoelectric Cooled Incubator from Sheldon Manufacturing uses peltier cooling technology that uses no refrigeration compressor. It uses 78 percent less power than alternative models and reduces room air conditioning loads by 75 percent. It meets APHA specifications for BOD. It includes a mechanical convection system to ensure even air distribution, digital temperature set controller, over-temperature limit control, and a digital temperature display. 800/322-4897; www.shellab.com.

  Organic carbon analyzer

With a sample range from 4 μg/L to 30,000 mg/L, the TOC-L Series laboratory total organic carbon analyzer from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments can analyze ultrapure to highly contaminated water samples. It uses a 680-degree-C combustion catalytic oxidation method to analyze all organic compounds. It uses automatic sample acidification and sparging, and has an automatic dilution function that reduces sample salinity, acidity and alkalinity. 800/477-1227; www.ssi.shimadzu.com.

  Turbidity measurement device

The AMI Turbiwell from SWAN Analytical USA uses an EPA-approved non-contact turbidity measurement method as an alternative method to 180.1. It sends light of an appropriate wavelength through the sample and detects the intensity at 90 degrees from the incident beam, considered the least sensitive to variations in particle size. Readings are from a calibration curve established with Formazin, and expressed in NTU. It is designed for reliability, accuracy, fouling resistance, long life and minimal drift. Verification with the optical prism is simple. 847/229-1290; www.swan-analytical-usa.com.

  Laboratory chemicals

Laboratory chemicals available through AquaOnDemand from Aqua-Aerobic Systems include replacement reagents for water testing instruments. Some water treatment tests require testing to be completed according to the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, which requires certain chemicals to have an APHA method. Where applicable, this is noted on the individual items within the Web store. The raw materials used to manufacture these items meet or exceed guidelines established by the American Chemical Society. All chemicals contain a lot number and expiration date. In addition, safety data sheets are available from the product pages on the website. 800/940-5008; www.aquaondemand.com.



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