pH Meter Calibration, Maintenance and Demonstration of Capability Training
DEQ Inspectors are getting serious with pH measurement and recording on VPDES permits. Inspectors will want to see that you are competent/trained in the use of your pH meter and that you are following Method rules regarding meter calibration and time of sampling and pH measurement.
Bring your pH meter and instrument manual to the course and we will show you how to operate, calibrate and document your in-house pH testing in order to meet VDEQ requirements.
This course is designed to get your company up to speed with regulatory compliance pH testing. This course includes the following:
training for the calibration of your meter
ALL calibration standards provided with course
Free Thermistor/Thermometer calibration with NIST with Certificate.
Log book Page for Stormwater sampling
Demonstration of Capability Certificate
Stormwater sample kit (containers, labels, cooler, chain of custody form, storm data form)
Introduction to Ph
Definition – pH is the measure of activity of the Hydrogen ion.
pH Range is 0 – 14
pH <7 is acidic
pH >7 is basic (alkaline)
pH = -log10 (ah+) = log10 (1/ah+)
Most meters are created equal; however the probes are all created differently.
Gel –less maintenance but more expensive
Refillable –more maintenance but less expensive
Cleaning is required when deposits or contaminants appear on the probe or the response of the probe is slow.