What is Titration?
Titration is a commonly employed method in industries that use chemicals in dip tanks or recirculating applications. Titration is done to monitor the concentration of liquid products that will be used over and over again.
Why is Titration Needed?
Manufacturers of metal parts may fill a tank with a rust preventative and dip many different batches of newly made parts into the liquid as needed to apply corrosion protection. Other times, they may add a corrosion inhibitor to hydrostatic test water and recapture it for later hydrostatic testing after it has been flushed through the equipment. Often, treated cooling water is recirculated through a closed loop system. In each case, product concentration gradually changes through repeated use, so workers must periodically monitor the dip tank or recirculating system liquids to make sure enough product is still there to be effective. Titration tells the user when more product should be added or when it is time to throw out the current batch and start fresh.
How is Titration Done?
Titration can be done by following four easy steps using a titration kit:
- Measure a sample of the product solution out of the dip tank or reservoir
- Add a few drops of indicator
- Count the number of titrating-solution drops added until the liquid changes color
- Calculate product concentration according to kit instructions
The user can then add more product or replace the product as needed to maintain a healthy concentration in the dip tank or recirculating application.
Cortec® offers titration kits for the following cleaners and corrosion inhibitors:
Contact Cortec® customer service today to order your titration kits for easier and more accurate monitoring of dip tank or recirculating application health:
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