Salt Measurement 2.0
The way to go
Nominated for NACE MP reader’s choice award
Only innovations that show the potential for a significant positive impact in corrosion control are nominated for the NACE / MP Readers’ choice corrosion of the year award.
HedoN is proud that Salt Measurement 2.0 has been nominated for this award. If you are an enthusiastic user or interested in corrosion control innovations, please read the full description of our nomination on the NACE website. We ask you to vote for our innovation and thank you for the recognition for all our effort to make salt measurement easier, more accurate without the use of consumables.
Voting opens on Monday, December 17, 2012 and will continue through Friday, January 18, 2013. NACE membership is not required to vote, but a valid e-mail address is required to register for voting. Each registered reader will receive 10 votes to cast as they choose. All votes can be cast for one innovation or spread among several innovations.
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Salt Measurement 2.0 wins prestigious award for the surface treatment industry
The Soluble Salt Meter has won a prestigious award during the Surface 2012 exhibition. The jury was impressed by the innovation and how it contributes to the surface industry.
Please find below the link to the jury report
Hedon releases Salt Measurement 2.0
The Soluble Salt Meter is THE solution for the determination of salts on the job. A price competitive and ECO friendly solution complying with ISO standard 8502-9 without the use of expensive and ECO unfriendly consumables. The new pricing structure makes automated Salt Measurements available at a price competitive level regardless if you are an individual coating inspector with a few measurements a month, need to measure the soluble salts for a specific project, or want a hassle free lease of the Soluble Salt Meter during multiple years.
Surface preparation is essential
Proper surface preparation is essential before applying protective coatings to any ferrous object. Contamination can be visible but even more dangerous invisible. Invisible contamination like soluble salts have a directly relation with the formation of corrosion under protective coatings. It's important to detect the presence of soluble salts and remove them before the protective coating is applied.
All industries where ferrous structures are used are exposed to both financial and environmental threats due to corrosion.
Many industries have set stringent requirements for maximum allowable soluble salt concentrations for various applications. In order to test for surface cleanliness the surface contaminants must be extracted and analyzed
Soluble salts on the surface are dissolved into deionized water and the solution is tested for conductivity. Conductivity measurements, recorded in both micro Siemens per centimeter (μS/cm) or milligrams per m2 (mg/m2) correspond to the concentration of dissolved ions in the solution. A high conductivity measurement indicates a high level of dissolved ions and in turn a high salt contamination on the surface and can be a potential risk.
Corrosion is one of the biggest economical and environmental threats to our modern society
Each year hundreds of Billions of dollars are spend world wide to for the maintenance and repair of ferrous objects due to corrosion. Studies have shown that the cost of corrosion are between 1-5% of the Gross National Product per country.
Corrosion can also cause a direct threat to the environment when ferrous structures fail. In general 25% of the accidents with pipelines are related to corrosion.
Industries at risk
All industries where ferrous structures are used are exposed to both financial and environmental threats. The major players can be divided in several industries
- Oil and gas industry
- Offshore industry
- Railway industry
- Transport industry
- Aircraft industry
- Nuclear industry
- Water industry
- Car industry
Measuring Soluble Salts
Soluble salts can be measured using the ISO 8502-9 standard. Till a few years people were forced to take these measurements with a 20 year old technique using patches. This was a tedious and time consuming task using a lot of ECO unfriendly expensive consumables. Differences in results lead to discussions and reasons for concern in the field.
The Soluble Salt Meter is the first approved ISO8502-9 equivalent method, which after 20 years finally automated the soluble salt measurements according to the ISO8502-9. The patented design provides a hand held paperless solution to measure the presence of soluble salts on flat and curved surfaces.
Salt Measurement 2.0
The Soluble Salt Meter combines surface salt extraction and conductivity measurement in one tool, allowing convenient and ergonomic operation. The hand held design provides a self-contained, easily transportable, unit for soluble salt measurements. The SSM and supplied fluid dispenser allow for quick and accurate injection of deionised water, automatic extraction of surface salts and conductivity measurement. The SSM is complete with a backlit LCD display and easy to follow on screen instructions. Up to a 1000 measurements can be stored in the internal memory. This data can be downloaded to any PC and exported in Microsoft® Excel file format for use in any Coating Technical File (CTF) using the supplied software.
The SSM is developed as a direct replacement for the Bresle patch inspection method (ISO 8502-6). It has been validated in accordance with NACE standard SP0508-2008 and has demonstrated equivalence to ISO 8502-9 (the field method for the conductometric determination of soluble salts).
If you are a Bresle Patch user and think the SSM could be of interest to you, please contact us for more information.