These new low maintenance gel electrodes can be sterilised over and over again and yet remain functional over a prolonged period of time. The electrodes have proven themselves under even the most difficult of conditions in chemical, foodstuff and pharmaceutical process industries. A special feature of these electrodes is the pressurised gel reference system. The viscosity of the newly developed gel electrolyte and the pressure in the electrode have been optimised to ensure a slow but constant flow through the diaphragm which prevents clogging of the pores. The result can been seen in the excellent measurement characteristics and their stability over an extended period of time.
The tried and tested Schott S-glass has been selected for the membrane in the "SteamLine" electrodes. This glass can easily withstand tough cleaning processes with sodium hydroxide solutions at 90 - 95øC. Even after 100 typical pharmaceutical plant sterilisation cycles with superheated steam at 135øC the "SteamLine" electrodes will continue to perform. As a result these new "SteamLine" electrodes can remain in place during sterilisation or cleaning processes.
SteamLine electrodes with their proven CIP- (Clean In Place) and SIP- (Sterile In Place) capabilities fulfill the strict demands placed on cleanly-ness in the food and pharmaceutical industry.