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DULCOTEST® Bromine Sensors


Bromine Measurement

As an alternative to Chlorine compounds, Bromine compounds are increasingly being used for the disinfection of waters, despite higher costs for chemicals.

Compared to Chlorine compounds Bromine offers some advantages for disinfection purposes:

  • Higher disinfection effect at higher pH values
  • Lower volatility at higher temperatures
  • Less promotion of corrosion
  • Less generation of odors and irritation of the mucous membrane by abreacted Bromine compounds (compound Bromine)

Application Areas

  • Disinfection of cooling tower water
  • Disinfection of swimming pool and whirlpool water on cruise liners

Organic and inorganic free Bromine chemicals are used generally for Bromine measurement. Organic Bromine chemicals are:

  • DBDMH (1.3-Dibromine-5.5-Dimethyl-Hydantoin) labeled e.g. as Albrom 100® in trade
  • BCDMH (1-Bromine-3-Chlorine-5.5-Dimethyl-Hydantoin) labeled e.g. as Bromine-Sticks® in trade.

These Bromine chemicals are offered as solid and are dosed as satured solutions via so-called "Bromine-locks".
Inorganic free Bromine is generated through the so-called Acti-Bromine-Procedure® (Acti-Brom-Verfahren®, Nalco) with Sodium Hypochlorite and Sodium bromide. The Bromine species can be present in various forms and ambients depending on the type of the Bromine-containing disinfectant and the composition of the process water.

Our Program offers the following Advantages:

  • Measurement of the Bromine specifically for disinfection
  • Exact and reliable real time measurement
  • Use of sensor technology in various water qualities (pH, salt content, temperature, turbidity)
  • Easy modular integration in processes of all sensors required for the entire solution via suitable fittings
  • Control devices with signals to adjust metered chemical to the requirements
  • Easy calibration by means of the complete Photometer kit (type DT1, DPD-based method)
  • For reoccurring tasks: prefabricated measuring and metering stations with plug & play modules are available.

 

Our product family DULCOTEST® Bromine Sensors offers two sensor types for the solution of your analytical needs.

Features

Measurement of all Bromine reagents used commonly for disinfection is possible:

  • Inorganic free Bromine e.g. according to the ACTI Bromine procedure: HOBr, or inorganic compound Bromine (e.g. labeled as Stabrex® in trade)
  • DBDMH (1.3-Dibromine-5.5-Dimethyl-Hydantoine) e.g. labeled as Albrom 100® in trade
  • BCDMH (1-Bromine-3-Chlorine-5.5-Dimethyl-Hydantoine) e.g. labeled as Brom-Sticks® in trade

Advantages

  • Use for a large range of different water qualities (as to pH value, salt content, temperature)
  • Efficient process guidance through precise amperometric real-time measurement (short response times)
  • No interference by clouding or coloration thanks to amperometric measuring principle
  • Stable zero point, no drifting
  • Integrated temperature compensation
  • Reduced dependence on flow and cross sensitivities thanks to diaphragm-covered electrodes
  • Fast commissioning due to short starting times
  • Long lifetime thanks to diaphragm-separated electrodes from the process surrounding as well as defined electrochemical conditions through electrolyte
  • Easy and cost-saving maintenance through diaphragm cap changing
  • Short delivery times enable near-term replacement
  • Special adjustments and own label for OEM partners

Selection Guide

Bromine reagent Sensor type
BRE 1
Sensor type
BRE 2
Free Bromine (HOBr) - X
Anorganic compound Bromine e.g. labelled in trade as Stabrex® X -
DBDMH (1.3-Dibromine-5.5-Dimethyl-Hydantoine) e.g. labelled in trade as Albrom 100® - X
BCDMH (1-Bromine-3-Chlorine-5.5-Dimehtyl-Hydantoine) e.g. labelled in trade as Brom-Sticks® X -

For detailed information on the sensors please see the download section.

 

Housings

DGMa modular in-line sensor housing

Features Advantages and benefits  
  • Modular design for up to five (more on request) sensors of any type (PG 13.5 and/or R 1" thread)
  • Cost effective and simple upgrading/retrofitting through variable modules
  • Enhanced measuring and process safety by means of the flow monitor module
  • Resistant to electrical interference through a potential equalizer pin
  • Simple assembly (pre-mounted on panel)
  • Simple and quick installation
  • Quick response time of the measurement because of low volume capacity

DLG III in-line sensor housing

Features Advantages and benefits  
Multiple Sensor housing for
  • Simple cleaning of the sensor housing and sensor by means of a removable housing cup
 
  • Cup can be used as container for a calibration solution
  • two sensors (pH, redox, conductivitiy, temperature, fluoride) with thread PG 13.5 plus
  • Enhanced measuring- and process safety as housing is resistant to electrical interference due to a potential equalizer pin
  • one sensor (chlorine, bromine, chlorine dioxide, ozone) with thread R 1" (25mm)
  • Simple and quick installation
 
  • Quick response time of the measurement because of low volume capacity

 

Portable Measuring Devices

Photometer

Microprocessor-controlled Photometer for calibrating amperometric and fluoride measuring systems. Photometers are pre-assigned to defined verification procedures and include various measurements. (...more)

 

 

Single-Channel Measuring and Control Instrument DULCOMETER® Type D1Cb/ D1Cc

The DULCOMETER® Type D1Cb is suitable for applications in drinking water, wastewater and cooling water treatment. The single-channel measuring and control unit D1Cb is equipped for all-important measured variables for basic applications in water treatment and with an error and calibration log book (...more)

 

Brochures

Cut Sheet: Chlorine Analyzer Packages | Part #: 7750243 | Updated: 12/12/16
Cut Sheet: DACa Controller | Part #: 7750242 | Updated: 9/10/13
Cut Sheet: Dulcometer Controllers | Part #: 7750240 | Updated: 7/12/13
Cut Sheet: Dulcotest Sensors | Part #: 7750241 | Updated: 4/13/16

Catalog Section

Catalog: Dulcotest Sensors Catalog Section | Part #: xxxxxx | Updated: 12/5/16
Dulcometer Controllers: DACa Controller | Part #: xxxxxx | Updated: 8/5/13

Instructional Videos

Video: D1Ca | Part #: xxxxxx | Updated: 4/23/13
Video: DACa Controller - Part 1 - Overview (WEBINAR) | Part #: xxxxxx | Updated: 8/7/13
Video: DACa Controller - Part 2 - Identity Code (WEBINAR) | Part #: xxxxxx | Updated: 8/14/13
Video: DACa Controller - Part 3 - Controller Comparison (WEBINAR) | Part #: xxxxxx | Updated: 8/21/13
Video: DACa Controller - Part 4 - Live Demo (WEBINAR) | Part #: xxxxxx | Updated: 8/28/13
Video: DT1 - 4 Photometric Test Kits | Part #: xxxxxx | Updated: 7/11/14
Video: Setting Up A New DACa Controller (WEBINAR) | Part #: xxxxxx | Updated: 12/13/13

Manuals And Instructions

Manual: D1C Setting Record | Part #: 987205 | Updated: 7/1/05
Manual: D1Cb & D1Cc O&M | Part #: 986362 | Updated: 9/1/11
Manual: D1Cb/D1Cc | Part #: 986362 | Updated: 9/11/14
Manual: D2C Part 1: French & English | Part #: 987613 | Updated: 12/1/08
Manual: D2C Part 2 Chlorine | Part #: 986846 | Updated: 12/1/08
Manual: D2C Part 2 PH/Chlorine | Part #: 987855 | Updated: 7/19/13
Manual: D2C Part 2 PH/Chlorine Dioxide | Part #: 986736 | Updated: 1/6/14
Manual: D2C Part 2 PH/ORP | Part #: 987822 | Updated: 10/1/08
Manual: D2C Part 2 PH/pH | Part #: 987661 | Updated: 1/7/14
Manual: D2C Settings Deocumentation | Part #: 987279 | Updated: 4/3/14
Manual: DACa Controller O&M | Part #: 985250 | Updated: 4/1/14
Manual: DACa Controller O&M Supplementary Instructions: Web Interface/LAN | Part #: 983683 | Updated: 1/28/16
Manual: Fluoride Panel English | Part #: 987315 | Updated: 10/1/08
Manual: Part 2: Adjustment & Operation Bromine | Part #: 987353 | Updated: 2/1/07
Manual: Part 2: Adjustment & Operation Chlorine | Part #: 987905 | Updated: 3/1/09
Manual: Part 2: Adjustment & Operation Chlorine Dioxide | Part #: 981734 | Updated: 6/1/07
Manual: Part 2: Adjustment & Operation Chlorite | Part #: 987028 | Updated: 3/5/14
Manual: Part 2: Adjustment & Operation Conductivity Conductive | Part #: 987926 | Updated: 4/1/08
Manual: Part 2: Adjustment & Operation Fluoride | Part #: 987306 | Updated: 5/1/07
Manual: Part 2: Adjustment & Operation H2O2 Peracetic Acid (PAA) | Part #: 987936 | Updated: 12/1/08
Manual: Part 2: Adjustment & Operation H2O2 Peri (Peroxide) | Part #: 986847 | Updated: 11/1/07
Manual: Part 2: Adjustment & Operation Inductive Conductivity | Part #: 986954 | Updated: 10/1/08
Manual: Part 2: Adjustment & Operation Oxygen | Part #: 987139 | Updated: 7/1/07
Manual: Part 2: Adjustment & Operation Ozone | Part #: 987698 | Updated: 12/1/07
Manual: Part 2: Adjustment & Operation PAA | Part #: 986976 | Updated: 3/9/14
Manual: Part 2: Adjustment & Operation PH | Part #: 987907 | Updated: 3/1/07
Manual: Part 2: Adjustment & Operation Redox/ORP | Part #: 987850 | Updated: 10/1/10
Manual: Part 2: Adjustment & Operation Standard Signal | Part #: 987528 | Updated: 4/1/07
Manual: Part 2: Adjustment & Operation Temperature | Part #: 981809 | Updated: 4/1/07
Manual: Pause Normal Hold Function | Part #: - | Updated: Unknown

Quickstart Guide

Quickstart Guide: Calculating PID Values For D1C Cl | Part #: None | Updated: Unknown
Quickstart Guide: Calculating PID Values For D1C PH | Part #: None | Updated: Unknown
Quickstart Guide: Calculating PID Values For D1C Redox | Part #: None | Updated: Unknown
Quickstart Guide: Calculating Proportional Values For Cl | Part #: None | Updated: Unknown
Quickstart Guide: CDN CLE Quick Start | Part #: None | Updated: Unknown
Quickstart Guide: CDN CTE Quick Start | Part #: None | Updated: Unknown
Quickstart Guide: D1C PH Calibration Quick Start | Part #: None | Updated: Unknown
Quickstart Guide: ORP Quick Start | Part #: 7750088 | Updated: Unknown

Sensor Manuals And Instructions

Data Sheet: Data Sheet PH Senosr With Vario Pin Head | Part #: 987501 | Updated: 5/1/00
Data Sheet: Data Sheet Vario Pin Connections | Part #: 987625 | Updated: 9/1/99
Parts List: DGMa Manual Parts List From July 03 | Part #: 987356 | Updated: 10/1/11
Sensor Manual: BRE 1 And 2 MA Sensors | Part #: 987341 | Updated: 8/6/14
Sensor Manual: CDE 2 And 3 MA Sensors | Part #: 986656 | Updated: 8/1/08
Sensor Manual: CGE2 MA And 4P Sensors | Part #: 987354 | Updated: 9/1/07
Sensor Manual: CLE 3 1 Manual | Part #: 987320 | Updated: 2/1/09
Sensor Manual: CLE CTE CGE CAN Sensors Supplement | Part #: XXXXXX | Updated: 11/4/14
Sensor Manual: CLT 1 Manual | Part #: 987069 | Updated: 10/1/09
Sensor Manual: CTE 1 MA And DMT Sensors | Part #: 987371 | Updated: 12/1/09
Sensor Manual: CTE 1 Short Manual | Part #: 987690 | Updated: 2/1/99
Sensor Manual: Data Sheet LFT 1 FE | Part #: 987884 | Updated: 4/1/99
Sensor Manual: Data Sheet Pt 1000 SE | Part #: 986685 | Updated: 5/6/14
Sensor Manual: DO 1 And 2 Sensors | Part #: 987199 | Updated: 1/4/14
Sensor Manual: Fluoride Sensor | Part #: 986544 | Updated: 6/8/14
Sensor Manual: Fluoride Transducer | Part #: 987342 | Updated: 8/3/14
Sensor Manual: ICT 2 Conductivity Sensor | Part #: 986948 | Updated: 12/1/10
Sensor Manual: ICT IMA Conductivity Sensor | Part #: 986949 | Updated: 7/4/14
Sensor Manual: ICT1 Conductivity Sensor | Part #: 986955 | Updated: 12/1/09
Sensor Manual: LF Conductivity Sensor | Part #: 987823 | Updated: 9/6/14
Sensor Manual: Measuring Transducer 4-20mA FP V/1 FP 100 V1 | Part #: 986545 | Updated: 7/8/14
Sensor Manual: OZE 3 MA And OZE 2 4P Manual | Part #: 981815 | Updated: 7/1/96
Sensor Manual: PAA 1 Sensor | Part #: 986961 | Updated: 10/1/08
Sensor Manual: PER 1 Sensor | Part #: 986884 | Updated: 12/1/09
Sensor Manual: PH ORP Temp Transducer 4L | Part #: 987467 | Updated: 12/1/00

Frequently Asked Questions

Standard Lead Times for Products / Expediting

Standard lead times are listed below. If you need an order expedited, please contact your customer service representative. Please be aware that overnight shipments receive priority over ground shipments. Gala/Beta/Concept - 3 days Sigma series - 5 days ProMus - 2 weeks Dulcometer 3-4 days

When discharging to atmosphere, what steps will improve repeatability of dosing?

Installing a spring in the discharge valve of the pump gives some improvement, but for the maximum improvement, a backpressure valve should be installed at the end of the line.

What variables can be measured or controlled with ProMinent equipment?

We can measure or control pH, Redox, Free or Total Chlorine, Chlorine Dioxide, Conductivity, Ozone, Peracetic Acid, Hydrogen Peroxide and Dissolved Oxygen.

Can you explain what the different options are using the Ident-code for the D1C controller?

The Identcode for a D1C has 13 parameters that can be specified. The first parameter is the type of mounting such as wall or panel mount. Then the operating Voltage must be selected. The measured variable is the parameter being measured such as pH, chlorine, Redox ? The next selection is the connection of measured variable, which selects how the sensor is wired, such as an SN6 connector. The correction variable selects whether there is pH or temperature correction. The next variable is feed forward capability. This signal can be used for metering proportional to the flow rate. The control input allows control by contact closure. The signal output function can be set up as measured, controlled or correction variable. The power control variable pertains to the alarm functions and how and what they control. The pump control option is set up for whether pumps will be controlled. The control characteristic sets the pump up for proportional control band or the more sophisticated PID control. The interface is not used at this time. The last variable allows for the selection of the language.

When programming the D1C, what options can I enable or disable?

The D1C controller can be set up for a complete operating menu or a reduced menu. The reduced operating menu permits operation of the most important parameters, but will not allow the operator to change system parameters that are normally set up once, during initial installation. The complete operating menu allows all parameters to be changed.

What is feed forward control?

This signal can be used for metering proportional to the flow rate.

What option is required on controllers when you want to connect to a chart recorder?

The controller must have the signal output option for measured value for recording or two mA outputs.

What do I need to order with a D1C?

SEE WORD DOC

What do I need to order with a D2C?

SEE WORD DOC

I am working with a ProMinent D1C controller and controlling pH. I keep getting a check sensor error. What is causing this problem?

The problem may be that the checkout time is set too low. This feature is used to detect a defective sensor: if the value is set to 1 second, the processor looks for changes on the sensor readings; if the display does not change during this interval, a check sensor will result. This feature can be set from 1 to 9999 seconds or turned off in the measure value mode of the controller. Turn the checkout time to off or set the measured time to at least 60 seconds, so the sensor is checked once a minute instead of once every second.

Where are conductivity controllers most commonly used?

Conductivity controllers are used in industries including, paper, pharmaceutical, plating, electronics, breweries, power production, and plating. Two very popular applications are bottle washing and cooling towers.