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field kit for the determination of chloride
ion content in concrete, fresh cement, masonry, most other construction
materials, and water.
Complete System with Optional pack of 12 Extraction Liquids and
Fast - Results
within minutes at the site.
Low cost per sample compared to laboratory testing.
Results are comparable to laboratory testing.
range from 0.002% to 2% chloride by weight
Memory to store readings for later upload to a PC via USB
produces results on-site, within minutes that are accurate and
comparable to expensive laboratory tests. It measures the
electrochemical reaction of a weighted sample placed in an extraction
liquid. It automatically shows a temperature compensated reading of
percent of chlorides on its digital display. A wide range - from 0.002
to 2% chloride by weight - is covered.
Chlorimeter Extraction Liquids
determination of the chloride ion concentration in concrete is
essential in assessing the need for maintenance on, for example, bridge
decks and parking structures. The test can also be used to ensure that
materials used in new construction are free from potentially harmful
chloride ion levels.
With this method, the concentration
of acid soluble chlorides is measured. In most cases, this
is equivalent to total chloride concentration.
sample of powder is obtained
by drilling and careful quartering. Then an accurately weighed 3 gr.
(0.1 oz) sample is dissolved in 20 ml (0.67 fl. oz.) of extraction
liquid which consists of a precise, measured
concentration of acid. For sampling wet concrete
a 3 gr. (0.1 oz.) sample of mortar (i.e. without coarse aggregate) is
used. Typically for concrete, samples that are to be analyzed
for chloride are obtained at various depths, thereby supplying the
engineer with a chloride ion profile.
chloride ions react with the acid of the extraction liquid in an
reaction. An electrode, with integral temperature sensor, is inserted
into the liquid and the electrochemical reaction measured.
designed instrument converts the voltage generated by the chloride
concentration and sensor into a reading for the user.
The instrument automatically applies the temperature correction and it
shows the chloride concentration on a LCD display percentage by
weight. The unit uses (2) "AA" Alkaline batteries for power.
The Chlorimeter can also store test results and upload them to PC via
Once the sample is obtained, test
can be determined and read in less than five minutes. These
initial values give a valuable indicator of the current chloride
concentration values. Accurate results are typically obtained
after the sample has been in the extraction liquid for 24 hours.
avoid contamination, the electrode should be thoroughly washed with de
-ionized water after each test.
Replacement packs, containing
twelve bottles of extraction liquid, each for one time use, are
calibration liquids each with known concentrations are supplied with
each pack. Bulk packs of one hundred extraction liquids are
also available for larger testing jobs.
liquids are used to establish the calibration curve, and
to check that the system is functioning correctly. Calibration is not
required for each use. The calibration liquids are colored to avoid
confusion between them and with the extraction liquid.
All equipment necessary to complete
the chloride test is supplied in a standard size carrying case.
Chloride combination electrode with
sensor, cable, and connectors.
powered, high impedance, electronic meter, with temperature
compensation circuits and microprocessor for direct conversion to
percentage of chloride. Uses two (2) "AA" Alkaline batteries.
of 12 jars each with 20 ml (0.67 fl. oz.) of extraction liquid and
5 jars of colored calibration liquid.
electrode wetting agent.
of 100 jars extraction liquid and 20 jars of colored calibration liquid.
(4) AA Batteries
.001% to 3% by sample weight
43cm x 30cm x 15cm
(~17in. x 12in. x 6in.)
Weight with Carrying Case
5.4 kg. (12.0 lbs)