The HI98163 is a rugged, waterproof, Foodcare portable pH meter that measures pH and temperature using the specialized FC2323 meat pH electrode with a stainless steel piercing blade. This professional, waterproof meter complies with IP67 standards. The HI98163 is supplied with all necessary accessories to perform a pH/temperature measurement packaged into a durable thermoformed carrying case that holds the meters, probes and calibration buffers securely in place.
- Quick Connect DIn Connector
- USB Connection for Data Transfer
- Dedicated Help Button
In the meat processing industry, the monitoring of pH is considered to be of the utmost importance due to its effect on the meat’s quality factors including water binding capacity and shelf life. Upon slaughter, biochemical processes begin to break down the meat. Glycolysis begins post-mortem, converting glycogen to lactic acid, reducing the pH of the carcass. Depending on a number of factors such as type of animal and even breed, this decrease in pH can take anywhere from a single hour to many. It is vital to monitor pH during this phase as once the lowest pH value is reached, the pH will begin to slowly rise, indicating that decomposition has begun.
Conical Glass Tip
The conical shaped tip design allows for penetration into solids, semi-solids, and emulsions for the direct measurement of pH in food products including meat, cheese, yogurt, and milk.
Open Junction Reference
The open junction design consists of a solid gel interface (viscolene) between the sample and internal Ag/AgCl reference. This interface not only prevents silver from entering the sample, but also makes it impermeable to clogging, resulting in a fast response and stable reading.
Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) is a food grade plastic that is resistant to most chemicals and solvents, including sodium hypochlorite. It has high abrasion resistance, mechanical strength and resistance to ultraviolet and nuclear radiation. PVDF is also resistant to fungal growth.
Besides being supplied with a unique pH electrode for meat, the HI98163 has the Hanna’s unique CAL Check™ feature that alerts the user to potential problems during the calibration process. This is a very important for the food processor since it is likely that the probe will be coated with the solids found in the food product being measured. This coating can easily lead to errors in pH measurement. By comparing previous calibration data to the current calibration, the meter will inform the user, with display prompts, when the probe needs to be cleaned, replaced, or if the pH buffer might be contaminated. After calibration, the overall probe condition is displayed on screen as a percentage from 0 to 100% in increments of 10%. The probe condition is affected by both the offset and slope characteristics of the pH electrode, both of which can be found in the GLP data.
Pressing the “AutoHold” virtual key in measurement mode, the meter will freeze and automatically log a stable reading. An “out of calibration range” warning can be enabled that will alert the user when a reading is not within the bracket of calibrated pH values.
The log-on-demand mode allows the user to record and save up to 200 samples. The logged data, along with the associated GLP data, can then be recalled or transferred to a PC with Hanna’s HI920015 micro USB cable and HI92000 software for traceability in record keeping for specific product batches. GLP data includes date, time, calibration buffers, offset, and slope, and is directly accessible by pressing the dedicated GLP key.
A contextual help menu based on the screen that is currently being viewed can be accessed at any time by the press of a dedicated button.
The high contrast, graphic LCD screen is easy to view outdoors in bright sunlight as well as in low-lit areas with the backlight. A combination of dedicated and virtual keys allows for easy, intuitive meter operation in a choice of languages.
The compact, durable HI720161 carrying case is thermoformed to hold all necessary components for taking a field measurement, including the meter and electrode, beakers, buffer solutions and cleaning solutions.
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|Product Name||Professional Portable Meat pH Meter – HI98163|
|pH Range||-2.0 to 20.0 pH; -2.00 to 20.00 pH; -2.000 to 20.000 pH|
|pH Resolution||0.1 pH; 0.01 pH; 0.001 pH|
|pH Accuracy||±0.1; ±0.002 pH|
|pH Calibration||up to five point calibration, seven standard buffers available (1.68, 4.01, 6.86, 7.01, 9.18, 10.01, 12.45) + five custom buffers|
|pH Temperature Compensation||manual or automatic from -20.0 to 120.0°C (-4.0 to 248.0°F)|
|pH Input impedence||10¹² Ohms|
|mV Range||±2000 mV|
|mV Resolution||0.1 mV|
|mV Accuracy||±0.2 mV|
|Temperature Range||-20.0 to 120.0°C (-4.0 to 248.0°F)|
|Temperature Resolution||0.1°C (0.1°F)|
|Temperature Accuracy||±0.4°C (±0.8°F) (excluding probe error)|
|Temperature Compensation||manual or automatic from -20.0 to 120.0°C (-4.0 to 248.0°F)|
|pH Electrode||FC2323 Foodcare PVDF body, pH electrode with internal temperature sensor, quick connect DIN connector and 1 m (3.3’ cable)|
|Logging Memory||200 samples (100 pH and 100 mV range)|
|Connectivity||opto-isolated USB with optional HI 92000 software and micro USB cable|
|Automatic Shut-Off||user selectable|
|Battery Type/Life||1.5V AA batteries (4) / approximately 200 hours of continuous use without backlight (50 hours with backlight)|
|Environment||0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); RH 100%|
|Dimensions||185 x 93 x 35.2 mm (7.3 x 3.6 x 1.4”)|
|Weight||400 g (14.2 oz.)|
|Ordering Information||HI98163 is supplied with FC2323 PVDF body pH electrode, HI7004M pH 4.01 buffer solution (230 mL), HI7007M pH 7.01 buffer solution (230 mL), HI700630 electrode acid cleaning solution for meat grease and fat deposits sachet (2), 100 mL plastic beaker (2), 1.5V AA batteries (4), HI92000 PC software, HI920015 micro USB cable, instruction manual with quick start guide, instrument quality certificate and HI720161 hard carrying case|