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HI-98164 Portable pH meter for Yogurt

HI-98164 Portable pH meter for Yogurt

Hanna HI-98164 Portable pH meter for Yogurt

HI-98164 Portable pH meter for Yogurt

Complete with pH electrode
2 years warranty (6 months electrode)
In Stock
£667.60 (exc. VAT) £801.12 (inc. VAT)

The HI-98164 is a rugged, waterproof, Foodcare portable pH meter that measures pH and temperature using the FC2133 yogurt pH electrode.

HI-98164 Portable pH meter for Yogurt information

Hanna's extended description

The HI-98164 is a rugged, waterproof, Foodcare portable pH meter that measures pH and temperature using the FC2133 yogurt pH electrode.

  • Waterproof - The professional meter is IP67 rated.
  • CAL Check™ - Alerts users to problems.
  • Automatic or manual temperature compensation.
  • Calibration.
  • 200 hour battery life approximately with 1.5V AA batteries (x4) .
  • Clear display.
  • Auto hold.
  • Calibration timeout.
  • PC Connectivity via USB.
  • GLP.
  • Intuitive keypad.
  • Carry case and accessories.

About the FC2133 electrode

The FC2133 amplified pH electrode is a specialised probe offering numerous features to improve pH testing for yogurt producers.

An integrated temperature sensor allows for temperature compensated pH measurements without the need for a separate temperature probe. The probe’s conical sensing bulb ensures stable calibration and measurement in semi-solids and emulsions like yogurt.

An integral part of any pH electrode is the reference junction. The reference junction is a part of the electrode that allows for the flow of ions located in the reference cell into the sample being tested. It is vital that this flow occurs in order to complete an electrical circuit, which ultimately determines the pH value. Any clogging of the junction will prevent completion of the circuit, resulting in readings that are erratic or constantly drifting.

Clogging of the reference junction is a common challenge faced by yogurt producers as the milk solids and proteins can easily build up on the electrode. The open junction design of the FC2133 utilises a viscolene reference electrolyte that comes into direct contact with the yogurt sample. Without a physical junction, the electrode resists clogging and continues to provide accurate, stable readings. See spec below.

CAL Check™ feature

The HI-98164 has the Hanna unique CAL Check™ feature that alerts the user to potential problems during the calibration process. This is a very important for the food processor since it is likely that the probe will be coated with the solids found in the food product being measured. This coating can easily lead to errors in pH measurement. By comparing previous calibration data to the current calibration, the meter will inform the user, with display prompts, when the probe needs to be cleaned, replaced, or if the pH buffer might be contaminated. After calibration, the overall probe condition is displayed on screen as a percentage from 0 to 100% in increments of 10%. The probe condition is affected by both the offset and slope characteristics of the pH electrode, both of which can be found in the GLP data.

AutoHold

Pressing the AutoHold virtual key in measurement mode, the meter will freeze and automatically log a stable reading. An “out of calibration range” warning can be enabled that will alert the user when a reading is not within the bracket of calibrated pH values.


Help menu

A contextual help menu based on the screen that is currently being viewed can be accessed at any time by the press of a dedicated button.

Log-on demand

The log-on-demand mode allows the user to record and save up to 200 samples. The logged data, along with the associated GLP data, can then be recalled or transferred to a PC with Hanna’s HI-920015 micro USB cable and HI-92000 software for traceability in record keeping for specific product batches. GLP data includes date, time, calibration buffers, offset, and slope, and is directly accessible by pressing the dedicated GLP key.

LCD screen

The high contrast, graphic LCD screen is easy to view outdoors in bright sunlight as well as in low-lit areas with the backlight. A combination of dedicated and virtual keys allows for easy, intuitive meter operation in a choice of languages.


Carry case

The compact, durable HI-720161 carrying case is thermoformed to hold all necessary components for taking a field measurement, including the meter and electrode, beakers, buffer solutions and cleaning solutions.




FC2133 Foodcare pH temp electrode especially for yogurt

  • Easy-clean glass body
  • Conical glass tip ideal for semi-solids
  • Open junction reference prevents clogging
  • Built-in temperature sensor


IP67 – Dust-tight and protected against the effects of temporary immersion in water up to 1m.



Recommended cleaning solutions: HI-700643p Cleaning solutions for yogurt deposits, 25 x 20ml sachets.



PC Connectivity – Opto-isolated USB with optional HI-92000 software and micro USB cable.

Setup screen

Our extensive setup screen features a host of configurable options such as time, date, temperature units and language for help screens and guides.

Calibration

pH calibration features detailed CAL Chec™ messages. Users are guided through the calibration procedure with step-by-step on-screen instructions.

GLP

Comprehensive GLP functions are directly accessible by pressing the GLP key. Calibration data, including: date, time, offset, slope and buffers used in the last calibration can be reviewed.

Specifications

Specifications list

Specifications

pH range -2.0 to 20.0 pH; -2.00 to 20.00 pH; -2.000 to 20.000pH
pH Resolution 0.1 pH; 0.01 pH; 0.001 pH
pH Accuracy ±0.1; ±0.002 pH
pH Calibration up to five point calibration, seven standard buffers available (1.68, 4.01, 6.86, 7.01, 9.18, 10.01, 12.45) + five custom buffers
mV range ±2000mV
mV Resolution 0.1 mV
mV Accuracy ±0.2 mV
Temperature Range -20.0 to 120.0˚C
Temperature Resolution 0.1˚C
Temperature Accuracy ±0.4˚C (excluding probe error)
Temperature Compensation manual or automatic from -20.0 to 120.0˚C
Slope Calibration from 80 to 110%
Electrode/Probe FC2133 Foodcare PVDF body, pH electrode with internal temperature sensor, quick connect DIN connector and 1m (3.3ft cable)
Input Impedance 1012 Ohms
Log-on demand 200 samples (100pH and 100mV range)
PC Connectivity opto-isolated USB with optional HI-92000 software and micro USB cable
Battery Type/Life 1.5V AA batteries (4) / approximately 200 hours of continuous use without backlight (50 hours with backlight)
Auto-off user selectable: 5, 10, 30, 60 min or can be disabled
Environment 0 to 50˚C; RH 100% (IP67)
Dimensions 185 x 93 x 35.2mm
Weight 400g
Ordering information HI-98164 is supplied with FC2133 PVDF body pH electrode, HI-7004M pH 4.01 buffer solution (230mL), HI-7007M pH 7.01 buffer solution (230ml), HI-700643 electrode cleaning and disinfection solution for yogurt residues sachets (2), 100ml plastic beaker (2), 1.5V AA Batteries (4), HI-92000 PC software, HI-920015 micro USB cable, instruction manual with quick start guide, instrument quality certificate and HI-720161 hard carrying case.
Warranty 2 years (probe 6 months)

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