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Why is KCl used for the Calibration of Conductivity Meters

Why is KCl used for the Calibration of Conductivity Meters

Calibration using pre-prepared standard solutions is essential if you require accurate and reproducible results using a conductivity meter. Potassium Chloride (KCl) is the most popular calibration solution. This article reveals why KCl is so popular, provides calibration tips and examples of the biggest selling pre-mixed products.

How to Setup the Fluke 62 Max IR Thermometer

How to Setup the Fluke 62 Max IR Thermometer

The Fluke 62 Max is a popular infrared thermometer suitable for a wide range of uses. The unit features:

  • a laser pointer
  • a 10:1 distance to spot ratio
  • a wide measurement range
  • an IP54 rating (for water and dust resistance); and
  • a design certified to withstand a 3-metre drop.

As a result of these convenient and life-proofing features, the Fluke 62 Max is commonly used by builders, in workshops, warehouses, and any application that requires precise surface temperature measurements while on the go.

How to Setup the Bun Hygro Temperature and Humidity Record Alarm System (IC-BUN Hygro)

How to Setup the Bun Hygro Temperature and Humidity Record Alarm System (IC-BUN Hygro)

The Loggerflex Bun range of intelligent, wireless WiFi data loggers are renowned for ease-of-use, reliable SMS and email alarms, an intuitive web and mobile platform, and ultra-long battery life (up to 10 years!)

This article shows you how to set up the popular Hygro wireless temperature humidity sensor – a device that’s an exceptional logger for general monitoring applications such as:

  • home and retail store fridges/freezes
  • storage facilities
  • museums; and
  • greenhouses.

Ensure you never miss an alarm again - learn how to set up a Bun Hygro Wireless Temperature and Humidity Sensor to monitor your temperature and humidity sensitive environment!

Product Review: GroLine Professional Portable Soil pH Tester IC-HI98168

Product Review: GroLine Professional Portable Soil pH Tester IC-HI98168

The Instrument Choice Team of Scientists regularly reviews new and popular products, so when searching for the perfect scientific instrument for your application, you can make more informed decisions.

This edition reviews Hanna Instruments GroLine Portable Soil pH Meter (IC-HI98168), a professional soil pH tester designed to simplify agricultural and general environmental soil pH testing.

Product Review: Full Spectrum Quantum Meter (Product Code: IC-MQ-500)

Product Review: Full Spectrum Quantum Meter (Product Code: IC-MQ-500)

The Instrument Choice Team of Scientists regularly reviews new and popular products – which means when it's time to find the perfect scientific instrument for your application, you can make adequately informed decisions.

This edition evaluates the IC-MQ-500 Full-Spectrum Quantum Meter by Apogee Instruments, detailing the meter’s key features, specifications and examples of best applications.

The Top 5 Food Scales

The Top 5 Food Scales

 

With the year 2020 out of the way, and because we stock over 8,000 products, our team has decided to review some of the most outstanding products from last year, ensuring that Instrument Choice is ready to give the best advice possible during 2021.

This list features five of the best-performing food scales from last year. We outline their main features and key specifications so that you can find the best for your needs.


 

The Hanna Groline Range at Instrument Choice

The Hanna Groline Range at Instrument Choice

The Groline range by Hanna Instruments is a series of innovative and specialised meters for professional growers that accurately measure pH, temperature, conductivity and total dissolved solids.

This article details Groline products from straightforward entry-level testers to feature-rich meters used on commercial farms, greenhouses, and research facilities.

The Top 6 WiFi Temperature Sensors of 2020

The Top 6 WiFi Temperature Sensors of 2020

Temperature is one of the most widely measured parameters. Temperature monitoring helps to assess and assure safety, comfort or to control quality in applications such as:

  • cold chain transportation
  • pharmaceutical/vaccine fridges
  • food storage; and
  • environmental management in warehouses, museums and offices (to name a few).

WiFi temperature sensors are increasingly popular for environmental monitoring. They streamline the data collection process, simplify data sharing, and allow instant and remote data access.

To help you find the best WiFi temperature sensor for your application, Instrument Choice Scientists have put together a list that features six of the best WiFi temperature sensors of 2020.

How to Manage Site-Specific Weather Conditions with an EnviroMonitor

How to Manage Site-Specific Weather Conditions with an EnviroMonitor

The EnviroMonitor by Davis Instruments is a site-specific, smart, robust, adaptable, and affordable system for monitoring environmental conditions at agricultural sites - like vineyards, farms, and greenhouses – over broad acres, and within man-made growing structures.

Each system comprises a customisable network of sensors, nodes, a weather station, and a cloud gateway controlled with Davis Instruments' intuitive software. An EnviroMonitor allows you to respond precisely to changing microclimate weather and environmental conditions.

 

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