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Q45/85 Peracetic Acid Monitor

 

Disinfection Monitoring You Can Rely On!

Peracetic acid (PAA) is an extremely strong oxidizer widely used in the food industry for disinfection of piping systems and processing equipment.  It is also used for spray washing of food products, and for disinfection of cooling water systems.  As a disinfecting agent, PAA is often preferred because it produces no harmful breakdown products.
 
As with any disinfection system, maintaining proper residual values is the key to effective pathogen control.  To facilitate reliable chemical feed control, ATI has developed an on-line water quality monitor cable of providing real time measurement of low levels of PAA in solution.  The Q45-85 Peracetic Acid Monitor uses a direct sensing polarographic probe.  The probe is typically used in a flowcell, but a submersible sensor is also available.  A permeable diffusion membrane isolates the sensing electrodes from the measured sample, providing long-term stability without electrode fouling problems. The measurement is selective for PAA and is not affected by changes in hydrogen peroxide concentration, which is always present in PAA solutions.
 

APPLICATIONS

Food & Beverage, Medical Disinfection, Egg Washers, Cooling Water & Wastewater
 

SENSOR OPERATION

Peracetic acid sensors are amperometric devices isolated from the water by a permeable membrane.  As PAA diffuses through this membrane, it comes in contact with an active electrode and is reduced on the surface.  The net effect is that the sensor generates a current proportional to PAA concentration.  An integral RTD in the sensor provides for automatic temperature compensation, allowing the sensor to operate accurately over a range of 0-50° C.
 
Peracetic acid sensors are capable of operating over a fairly broad concentration range, from a low range of 0-20 PPM up to a high range of 0-2000 PPM.  Systems will operate with good sensitivity down to 0.2 PPM and respond to changes in concentration within about 60 seconds, making them useful for automatic control.
 

FLOW OPTIONS

Peracetic Acid sensors require a steady flow of sample across the membrane at the tip of the sensing assembly. ATI offers options for flowcells, including the standard constant-head overflow system, and a sealed flowcell for pressures up to 50 PSI. For simplicity of installation, complete flow control assemblies are available. Panel assemblies are available with or without a flow switch and can greatly reduce installation time. For open tank installation, a submersible sensor is available. Sample agitation is required as PAA sensors cannot be used in still water.
 
 

FEATURES

Flexibility

Programmable range options from 0-2 PPM up to 0-200 PPM provide maximum application flexibility.
 

AC Power Options

Power options include 115/230 VAC.
 

Analog Output Options

Two isolated 4-20 mA outputs are standard. Default setting provides analog outputs for PAA and temperature.
 

PID Output

Standard PID control function assignable to one analog output.
 

Relay Outputs

Two SPDT relays are standard, with relay functions programmable for alarm, control, or trouble indication.
 

Flexible Mounting

NEMA 4X (IP-66) enclosure is suitable for wall, pipe, or panel mounting.
 

Clear Display

Back-lit large LCD display provides clear visibility in any lighting conditions. A scrolling second line on the display provides additional information and programming prompts.