Operators can realize significant gains by using the right validation method
AUBURN, CA, September 06, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Few factors are more important to plant operators than ensuring an instrument is working to specification and providing the correct measurement to an overall control scheme.
South Fork Instruments, an established supplier of measurement instrumentation, analyzers, and control products, today announced the release of a technical brief on the validation of inline photometers for improved measurement confidence. The brief explores photometer designs as well as the pros and cons of various photometer and verification methods.
“We know finding the right method for process photometer validation is crucial for operators in a wide range of industries,” said John Daly, Technical Director of South Fork Instruments. “Operators can realize significant gains by achieving that aim, including ease of equipment maintenance, replication of maintenance efforts, and increased confidence in the instrument’s measurement performance.”
The design of photometer instruments has a significant impact on their applicability. South Fork, in conjunction with their partners, has realized comprehensive design improvements for better overall measurement performance and long-term measurement stability. When evaluating photometers, it helps to understand how certain features affect the validation and verification methods.
The brief covers the following areas: 1) Photometer Method & Design 2) Validation, 3) Validation of Wavelength and Blocking 4) Validation of Photometric (Absorbance) Performance 5) Optical Pathlength and Error Assessment
About South Fork Instruments: South Fork Instruments, based in Auburn, Calif., is an established supplier of measurement instrumentation, analyzers, and control products serving the Americas. The company’s cross-industry experience translates into a unique ability to identify, develop, and implement innovative measurement solutions. The state-of-the-art instrumentation products provide reliable, low maintenance, high-value results for plant control and quality improvement for a wide range of industry segments, including chemical plants, breweries, refineries, mining, power generation, food processing, offshore/onshore oil production, and pipelines.
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