5 Ways the Senova Systems pHit Scanner Can Save You Money
The pHit Scanner offers 5 key benefits that ultimately reduce your costs, increase the quality of your measurements, and make your work (and life!) easier.
- No more tedious and frustrating calibrations
- No more fragile glass and broken electrodes
- No more frustrating signal drift
- No more messy salt solutions
- No more maintenance. Period.
These benefits have very practical, real impacts and they translate into real time and money savings for you.
Quantify – and Save
By buying a pHit Scanner instead of a conventional meter a typical lab can save $400 the first year and $1,300 every year thereafter.
What It Really Costs To Do pH Measurement
Buying a conventional pH meter triggers a long stream of associated operating costs, including both product purchase expenses and equipment-care-related labor costs.
Product Expenses: Because conventional meters have fragile glass electrodes, there is the cost of replacement electrodes—a cost that can be considerable for the hasty or uncoordinated among us. Current pH meters require frequent calibration, so the user must maintain an inventory of fresh N.I.S.T. traceable calibration buffers to be used for calibrating the pH electrodes. In addition, virtually all traditional pH electrodes have a reference junction that must be kept hydrated and stored in a saturated solution of 3M KCl in order to maintain proper function.
Labor: Glass electrodes require an extensive initial set up. The reference junction typically requires periodic maintenance or re-hydration. For applications with long measurement times, it can sometimes be necessary to redo whole measurements because the conventional pH meter signal has drifted unacceptably. In addition to accounting for most of the maintenance headaches associated with glass electrodes, the reference junction also contributes to signal drift as it changes over time. When it comes to having to clean up messy salty bench areas or broken glass electrodes, it is hard to know which is worse – the time required or the aggravation.
|Unique pHit Benefits||Savings|
|1||No more tedious and frustrating calibrations.||Save the cost of calibration buffers and the time spent on calibrating the pH electrodes.|
|2||No more fragile glass and broken electrodes||Save the hours spent on initial set up required for glass electrodes and set up of replacement electrodes.|
|3||No more frustrating signal drift||Avoid re-measurement in applications where long measurement cycles are ruined by drift. (This is not included in the calculation below)|
|4||No more messy salt solutions||You avoid spending time and money on:
|5||No more maintenance. Period.||No more time spent on electrode maintenance (e.g., tedious clean up from difficult samples)|
To the left is how the key benefits of the pHit Scanner translate into savings. Below that, you’ll see the details of the savings calculation .
(Note: If your costs are quite different from the typical case assumptions, you can use our Cost of Ownership calculator to create a personalized version of this same analysis! )