Would you be interested in determining the solution strength of your Permacure CCA solution by simply filling a beaker and waiting two seconds for the results to display?
No more measurements, no more reagents, no more calculations; simply pour and the result appears.
These are the benefits of the Dolphin Bay Auto Strength Detector (ASD), which is part of the broader automation project we will bring to the market soon. It will also be available to our customers as a stand-alone unit.
We have developed and fine-tuned our ASD over the past year and have tested it extensively, pitting its performance against that of a person well-versed in the traditional titration method. The accuracy of the result and the margin of error were both rigorously tested.
The ASD achieved phenomenal results – a 95% win rate and 100% within-margin-of-error accuracy . The results were also more consistent and repeatable than those from titration.
We were surprised and very pleased at these findings, given that they were compared to the performance of a Dolphin Bay team member with considerable expertise at titration.
“The Dolphin Bay ASD is the first real innovation for determining solution strength since the titration method was introduced about 20 years ago.”
“We’re excited about this breakthrough because it removes the variability of the operator’s titrations from the equation,” observed Bertus. “The ASD will also make the training of operators much easier, as most of them struggle with the titration process and the associated calculations.
“This is not even to mention interpretation of the colour change, which is often disputed.”
Inaccuracies in titration can easily lead to excessive over- or under-treatment. The former wastes valuable CCA, and the latter results in poorly treated timber.
Installation of the ASD is simple: unbox it, plug it in, pour in your CCA solution, and read the results. Readings are given to the operator in grams per litre, so there is no need for any conversion or calculations. The solution can then be used in the normal treatment process.
Titration has been the most accurate method until now, as this newsletter previously reported, but requires that operators accurately complete a sequence of technical tasks. A margin of error is inevitable.
“The industry has been struggling with titration to the extent that some advocated a less accurate method, the hydrometer, which would be a step backward,” said Bertus. “The ASD is the first real innovation for determining solution strength since the titration method was introduced 20 years ago.”
Our chemist Frankse Stenden undertook a lengthy and painstaking process to develop the ASD data tables.
“If this project sounds exciting to you, please make contact with us,” concluded Bertus.