Measured in almost every water related application, pH is one of the most important parameters: in food preservation and taste, in environmental sampling (for pollution), waste water treatments, biotechnology, among others.
The only way you can safely rely on your data is if it is good! And for good pH data you need to calibrate your pH Meters well and often.What are the most common calibration problems and what to do?
The experts at YSI - world-known water monitoring technology company – put together a list with 16 practical steps to help you troubleshoot calibration on you pH Meter.
1. Check the Age of the Probe
2. Perform Routine Maintenance
3. Check for Physical Damage to the Probe
4. Confirm the pH Probe Has Never Dried Out
5. Check the Temperature Probe Used with Your Instrument
6. Always Use Fresh, Unused, Unexpired pH Buffers for Calibration
7. Perform at Least a 2-Point Calibration
8. Buffer 7 Should be First
9. Reset the Calibration to Factory Default if Possible
10. Confirm the Probe Response Time in Each Buffer
11. Check the Millivolts in Each Buffer
12. Never Accept Out-of-Range Calibrations
13. Check the Electrolyte Level
14. Open the Refill Slider/Stopper
15. The Junction and Temperature Sensor Should be Immersed
16. Check the Selected Buffer SetRead the Article in full!
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