Bürkert’s Type 8905 Online Water Analysis System offers a modular format for analysing water quality, allowing operators to select the parameters needed for each application. Capable of measuring turbidity, iron, chlorine, conductivity, oxidation reduction potential (ORP) and pH, using the same base unit, the 8905 offers simple operation and precision measurement.
A single 8905 unit can handle a multitude of different sample lines, which makes it ideal for monitoring a variety of processes, such as filtration, and identifying any anomalies. For simple operation, each sensor cube can be removed for maintenance without affecting the analysis process for the other parameters, minimising downtime.
Of particular interest is the MS06 iron sensor, which is compatible with any type 8905 system. It features three bottled fluids: reagent, calibrating and cleaning solutions. Beneath every bottle is a load cell, which measures the volume of liquid in each container and these values can be sent to the central control point in the same way as the water quality data.
Testing for iron content can present several challenges, especially when it is only present in small quantities. Manual tests can deliver variable results, especially when they are carried out by different staff. However, the MS06 iron sensor can complete a test every 30 minutes and provide accurate results down to 0.03 ppm by volume.
Furthermore, whereas some iron analysis equipment can require extensive maintenance interventions to keep it operational, the 8905 is claimed to need almost no external support.
The Type 8905, equipped with the MS06 iron sensor, offers the opportunity to monitor water quality automatically in both open- and closed-loop applications. The accuracy and repeatability of this monitoring solution can help to identify process failings, minimise operational costs and offer peace of mind for the quality of the wider production process, the company concludes.