Portable Dissolved Oxygen Meter for In-Line Sensor Calibration
Portable dissolved oxygen meters often play an important role in how breweries calibrate their in-line dissolved oxygen sensors. The manual process of calibration between an in-process dissolved oxygen sensor and a portable dissolved oxygen meter is prone to challenges. This white paper discusses the issues that can arise when using a portable dissolved oxygen meter for calibration, and how the InTap portable dissolved oxygen unit with Bluetooth eliminates this problem.
Dissolved oxygen sensor calibration is essential for ensuring in-line DO sensors are providing reliable measurements. With different DO measurement technologies available on the market, a brewery may be using one type for in-line sensors and another for portable dissolved oxygen measurements. This runs the risk of measurements not being comparable or consistent.
This challenge is compounded by that fact that during calibration of an in-line dissolved oxygen sensor using a portable dissolved oxygen meter, the operator needs to manually input calibration data into the installed sensor's transmitter, which has the potential for manual errors.
The portable InTap dissolved oxygen meter is designed specifically to deal with the challenges of calibration of in-line DO sensors.
As optical dissolved oxygen sensors are rapidly replacing amperometric sensors, the InTap portable dissolved oxygen meter uses the same optical measurement technology that most breweries are using in-line.
Critically, InTap features Bluetooth communication. This allows calibration information to be written quickly and without error from the InTap directly to in-line sensors equipped with a T100 Bluetooth tool, without any manual input. This reduces both time and potential for error during calibration.
Measurement point tracking in InTap allows operators to easily connect the measurement data to different places in production, and maintain records point-by-point for traceability and documentation purposes.
For accurate calibration of the in-line DO sensors, the InTap must also be calibrated correctly. The white paper details how this can be easily and accurately achieved.
The white paper explains how process calibration of in-line DO sensors with the InTap portable dissolved oxygen meter is a simpler and more rapid procedure, leading to greater assurance of brewery process DO levels.