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The ORAKEL Suspended Solids senor has a large dynamic range, which eliminates the need for a “zero” and also eliminates the effect of background light.
For multiple measuring ranges, the suspended solids sensor can monitor turbidity and suspended solids from 2 NTU (1mg/l) to 8%* solids.
The ORAKEL Suspended Solids senor has a large dynamic range, which eliminates the need for a “zero” and also eliminates the effect of background light. For multiple measuring ranges, the suspended solids sensor can monitor turbidity and suspended solids from 2 NTU (1mg/l) to 8%* solids.
The sensor uses lifetime optical technology to provide a stable, reliable low-maintenance sensor with no moving parts and no consumables. It determines the suspended solids concentration, or turbidity in the water using a measurement of the back scattered light.
Each sensor is fitted with an infra-red LED emitter light source and two matched photodiodes detectors for making the measurements. It has two detectors, positioned at different distances from the light source. This allows the sensor to be used over a wide range of suspended solids concentrations.
The detectors are positioned to detect back scattered light (light that is scattered by
The sensor can be mounted on the end of a pole for dip mounting in the channel or tank, or inserted into a pipe via a valve which allows for retraction and removal of the sensor without shutting down the process.
The sensor is fitted with a cleaning nozzle to keep it clean. This can be used to clean the optical windows with a jet of water. The procedure can be programmed to be automated at predefined intervals.
Calibration for turbidity measurements or measurements of samples with low concentrations of solids is very easy only requiring a single calibration sample. This sample can either be a reading from another method or a suitable standard.
The ORAKEL control unit calibrates the sensor by reducing the light output through four stages, taking measurements at each. This process provides an accurate and reliable zero and span without the requirement to use a ‘0’ NTU/solids sample.
Calibration of the sensor for measurement of samples with high concentration of solids uses a multipoint procedure. Up to 5 calibration points can be used to give accurate performance across a wide range of sample concentrations.
Up to 500g/l, 4000 NTU (depending on the optical properties of the sample)Units:
Selectable g/l, mg/l, ppm, ppt or % (suspended solids) NTU or FNU (turbidity)
<2% of measured value or 0.01g/l or 0.8 NTU (whichever is greater)
<1% of measured value or 0.001g/l or 0.8 NTU (whichever is greater)
Limit of detection:
0.001g/l or 2.4 NTU
Up to 0.0001g/l or NTU
T90 ≥ 10sec (adjustable based on averaging)
IR LED (860nm)
Approximately 1kg (35oz)
10 bar (145psi) [maximum]
Mounting thread (for dip installation):
Max. power consumption:
70mA at 12 VDC
6m (20ft) as standard. (Talk to us if you need a longer length)
316 Stainless steel, sapphire
*8% in typical municipal waste water slurries. This value will vary depending on the optical properties of the sample.
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