Halland Instruments AS

Applications in other industries:

[Zinc production]
[Nickel production, chlorine process]
[Fertilizer industry]
[Nickel production, HPAL process]
[Alumina production]
[Titanium dioxide pigment prod.]
[Wastewater treatment]
[Cobalt production]
[Electroplating industry]
[Froth flotation, ore benefication]

The PH-1500 analyser:

PH-1500 pH analyzer

The PH-1400 analyzer:

PH-1400 pH analyzer

pH and ORP analyzers for the electroplating industry.

“PH-1500” the pH analyzer for extremely corrosive solutions.
It is the only pH analyzer that provides accurate and good long-term accuracy pH measurements in electroplating baths. pH control of nickel, zinc and copper electroplating baths is essential for high-quality electroplating.
The problem is that other pH measuring systems have low accuracy and short lifetime of the electrodes. The main causes of the problems are poisoning of the reference electrode and build-up of a layer of coating from the process solution on the pH electrode.
Our PH-1500 analyzer has high accuracy, very long long-term accuracy and the lifetime of the electrodes are very long. The reference electrode is never poisoned and the pH electrode surface is kept clean by an advanced cleaning system. Other systems require frequent calibrations, however, this only disguise the problem, the problem of low accuracy persists. A short lifetime of the electrodes or combination electrode are a symptom of low average accuracy, making process optimization impossible.

The “PH-1400” pH analyzer is designed for corrosive solutions, for instance wastewater treatment from the electroplating industry.

The following properties distinguish our analyzer from other known technology:

1. Most reliable, infrequent error with the analyzer or the electrodes, very low-maintenance.
2. High short-term and long-term accuracy.
3. Very long life of the electrodes, it is not possible to get high long-term accuracy without long electrode life.
4. Other systems require frequent calibration and still are not accurate. Our analyzer gives high accuracy even with weeks’ interval between calibrations.
5. It is fast and easy to calibrate the analyzer, there is no sample head which must be dismantled for calibration.
6. It is easy to install the analyzer and normally no encroachment in the process equipment is needed.

Other features:
1. Automatic cleaning of the electrodes by spraying the electrodes from below cleans the sensor surface mechanically and cleaning with chemicals prevents build-up of coating.
2. The analyzer is designed for harsh environments with high temperatures, acid, dust and gases. The analyzer is designed to tolerate electrical noise and fluctuations in the supply voltage.
3. Easy to operate, logical menu structure, easy-to-use two point calibration procedure with calibration plausibility check.
4. The electrode system is designed in such a way that the reference electrode never can be poisoned.
5. The analyzer is designed for measuring the pH of solutions with high solid content.
6. The electrodes are in controlled pressure conditions and are protected against mechanical strains.
7. Large two-line LCD display with LED back-light.
8. Measuring range 0-14 pH.
9. Modbus port for data communication, 4-20 mA output and alarm output.

Proven technology
Our analyzers are the result of 40 years of experience with design, construction, servicing and sale of pH analyzers to the industry.
The Norzink/Halland pH analyzers have been sold to zinc plants world-wide for 40 years. The first model was developed at the Norzink zinc plant in Odda in 1971. In the early 1980’s Norzink developed a new model, it was called “SLURpH”, this model replaced the first generation and many zinc plants bought this analyzer. In 1998 the business was handed over to Halland Instruments AS. In 1999 the third generation of pH analyzers were developed, the model PH-13.  Hindustan Zinc bought many analyzers for the three new zinc plants they built in 2004, 2006 and 2008. The experiences we got from commissioning and servicing these plants in Rajasthan in India, with ambient temperatures of 50 degrees centigrade, were the reasons to develop a new analyzer, the model PH-1300. The last years the analyzers have been developed even further with our experience from our installations in the industries.