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HI-96770 Silica Portable Photometer, High Range

HI-96770 Silica Portable Photometer, High Range

Hanna HI-96770 Silica Portable Photometer, High Range

HI-96770 Silica Portable Photometer, High Range

Complete with cuvettes
2 year manufacturer warranty
£256.55 (exc. VAT) £307.86 (inc. VAT)

The HI-96770 is an auto diagnostic portable microprocessor meter that benefits from Hanna’s years of experience as a manufacturer of analytical instruments.

Battery powered – Allows use away from a power source. Batteries are included with all battery operated products.
Water Resistant – Can withstand temporary exposure to water, but should not be submerged or washed under running water.

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HI-96770 Silica Portable Photometer, High Range information

Hanna's extended description

Silica, High Range Portable Photometer

The HI-96770 measures silica (SiO2) content from 0 to 200 mg/L.

Silica is found in all natural waters in the dissolved mineral form. Silica is only slightly soluble in water; solubility and therefore the form of silica in water depend on the pH level of the water and on the minerals containing silica in contact with water.

Silica's presence in industrial applications is undesirable since it causes scale. In particular, high pressure turbines are highly affected by this factor.

Heating systems and reverse osmosis plants also require monitoring of silica.

Ideal for

  • Water: heating systems and reverse osmosis

Key features

  • Clear display messages make the instrument quick and easy to operate
  • The powerful Cal Check calibration function means that there is no need to return the instrument to the laboratory to check its efficiency. Samples can be checked and validation confirmed at the press of a button
  • Positive locking system ensures the cuvette is located in the same position each and every time is it placed in the measurement cell
  • Auto shut off feature turns meter off after 10 minutes of non-use to save battery life
  • Fully water resistant
  • Clear easy to use function buttons
  • Direct readout of parameter measured

Designed for precision

With the Hanna calibration check validation function, users can verify the performance of the meter quickly and easily at any time. Using Hanna NIST traceable standards, it takes just a few moments to check the accuracy of the instrument and to recalibrate as and when necessary.

All new instruments are factory calibrated at source and the electronic and optical design of the Hanna photometers minimises the need for frequent calibration. The Hanna calibration check further minimises the frequency with which instruments need to be returned to the calibration laboratory for full servicing.

Order information

  • Meter only (HI -96770): 2 glass cuvettes, 9V battery

NB: reagents ordered separately


Specifications list


Range 0 to 200 mg/L
Resolution 1 mg/L
Accuracy ±1 mg/L +-5% of reading
Light Source Light Emitting Diode
Light Detection Silicon Photocell with narrow band interference filter @ 466 nm.
Method Adaptation of the USEPA METHOD 370.1 for drinking, surface and saline waters, domestic and industrial wastes and Standard Method 4500-SiO2 C. The reaction between silica and the reagents causes a yellow tint in the sample.
Environment 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); max 95% RH non-condensing
Battery Type 1 x 9 volt
Auto Shut-off After 10 minutes of non-use in measurement mode; after 1 hour of non-use in calibration mode; with last reading reminder.
Dimensions 193 x 104 x 69 mm
Weight 360 g
Ordering Information HI-96770 is supplied with sample cuvettes (2) with caps, 9V battery, instrument quality certificate and instruction manual.
Reagents and Standards (sold separately) HI-96770-11 CAL CheckTM standard cuvettes; HI-96770-01 Reagent for 100 tests; HI-96770-03 Reagents for 300 tests

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