The HI96741 portable photometer is for the measurement of total hardness and low range iron. Hanna's portable photometers feature an advanced optical system; the combination of a special tungsten lamp, a narrow band interference filter, and silicon photodetector ensure accurate photometric readings every time. The Hanna exclusive CAL Check™ feature utilizes ready-made, NIST traceable standards to verify both meter validation and calibration. The exclusive cuvette locking system ensures that the cuvette is inserted into the measurement cell in the same position every time to maintain a consistent path length.
CAL Check™ - Allows for performance verification and calibration of the meter using a CAL Check NIST traceable secondary standard.
GLP - Records the date of the last user calibration performed.
Built in timer - Allows the use of a timer to ensure the appropriate 3 minutes and 30 seconds reaction time is used for the chemical reaction. At the end of the timer countdown the meter will automatically take the reading. This feature ensures consistency across multiple users.
Indexing indent on meter - The meter has an indent that allows for a lock and key fit with the cuvette cap. This ensures that the cuvette is indexed consistently (same position) in order to maintain the same path length for accurate results.
Cooling Lamp Indicator - It is necessary to maintain a consistent temperature of the optical components in order to maintain a narrow wavelength band of light. This photometer has a cooling lamp indicator that is displayed for a short period of time before each measurement in order to allow the components to cool and obtain the highest accuracy possible.
Error messages - Messages on display alerting to problems including no cap, over range and under range readings, and light source error.
Auto-shut off - Automatic shut off after 10 minutes of non-use when the meter is in measurement mode. Prevents wastage of batteries in the event the meter is accidentally not turned off.
Battery status indicator
The instrument has a battery level indicator to display reaming life as follows:
• 3 lines for 100 % capacity
• 2 lines for 66 % capacity
• 1 line for 33 % capacity
• Battery icon blinks when the capacity is less than 10 %.
Units of measure - Appropriate unit of measure is displayed along with reading.
In domestic water, iron can alter taste, making it unpleasant to drink. It can also stain laundry, damage kitchenware and favor the growth of certain bacteria. However, low levels of iron are critical in beverage production. The iron concentration in water needs to be monitored since it can become harmful above certain levels.
Hardness, on the other hand, is indicative of the presence of calcium and magnesium in water. By passing through various layers of soil and rocks, rain water dissolves some of the mineral substances. Hardness can cause pipe rusting in water heating and cooling systems, reverse osmosis and demineralization plants. It can also increase the consumption of soaps and detergents in industrial washing machines or laundries.
The HI96741 offers two methods within one meter. Total hardness uses an adaptation of the colorimetric method; low range iron uses an adaptation of the TPTZ method.
When the appropriate reagent is added to the sample, it will display a color change; the greater the concentration, the deeper the color. The associated color change is then colorimetrically analyzed according to the Beer-Lambert Law. This principle states that light is absorbed by a complementary color, and the emitted radiation is dependent upon concentration. For determination of total hardness and iron, a narrow band interference filter at 525 nm (green) allows only green light to be detected by the silicon photodetector and omits all other visible light emitted from the tungsten lamp. As the change in color of the reacted sample increases, absorbance of the specific wavelength of light also increases, while transmittance decreases.
CAL Check™ standards with certificate
The CAL Check™standards are used for calibration and performance verification of photometers with the CAL Check™ function. Individual sets of CAL Check™ standards are available for the HI96741:
Supplied with Certificate of Analysis
- Total Hardness: HI96719-11
- Iron (Low Range): HI96746-11
Provided storage containers
- Lot number
- Expiration date
- Standard value @ 25°C
- Reference meter NIST traceable
- Light tight
- Protects from accidental breakage
Hardness, Total Range 0.00 to 4.70 mg/L as CaCO3 Hardness, Total Resolution 0.01 mg/L Hardness, Total Accuracy ±0.11 mg/L ±5% of reading @ 25°C Hardness, Total Method Adaptation of the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 18th Edition, colorimetric method. The reaction between Mg/Ca and reagents causes a violet tint in the sample. Hardness, Calcium Range 0.00 to 2.70 mg/L as CaCO3 Hardness, Calcium Resolution 0.01 mg/L Hardness, Calcium Accuracy Ca Hardness ±0.11 mg/L ±5% of reading @ 25°C Hardness, Calcium Method Adaptation of the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 18th Edition, colorimetric method. The reaction between Mg/Ca and reagents causes a violet tint in the sample. Hardness, Magnesium Range 0.00 to 2.00 mg/L as CaCO3 Hardness, Magnesium Resolution 0.01 mg/L Hardness, Magnesium Accuracy ±0.11 mg/L ±5% of reading @ 25°C Hardness, Magnesium Method Adaptation of the Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 18th Edition, colorimetric method. The reaction between Mg/Ca and reagents causes a violet tint in the sample. Iron Range 0.00 to 1.60 mg/L Iron Resolution 0.01 mg/L Iron Accuracy ±0.01 mg/L ±8% of reading @ 25°C Iron Method Adaptation of the TPTZ method. The reaction between iron and the reagent causes a violet tint in the sample. Photometer/Colorimeter Light Source Tungsten lamp Photometer/Colorimeter Light Detector Silicon Photocell with narrow band interference filter @ 525 nm Display Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Battery Type/Life 9V battery Automatic Shut-Off after ten minutes of non-use in measurement mode; after one hour of non-use in calibration mode; with last reading reminder Environment 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); RH max 95% non-condensing Weight 360 g (12.7 oz.) Dimensions 192x104x69mm (7.6x4.1x2.7”) Ordering Information HI96741 is supplied with two sample cuvettes with caps, 9V battery, instrument quality certificate, and instruction manual.
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