The HI99163 is a portable Foodcare pH/temperature meter specially designed for the meat processing industry. Automatic calibration is performed at one or two points with two sets of buffers. All calibration and measurement readings are automatically compensated for temperature variations.
The HI99163 uses the PVDF body FC2323 amplified pH electrode that offers numerous features to improve pH testing for meat processors. The probe comes with the FC099 removable stainless steel blade to help users perform non-intrusive measurements of meat products, inside and out. The free diffusion junction helps to avoid a clogged reference and the external body material is non-toxic and food compatible.
Automatic Temperature Compensation
Automatic Two-Point Calibration
The FC2323 is an amplified pH electrode with a built-in temperature sensor. This probe is designed with low temperature (LT) glass, a conical tip shape, and is housed in a food grade PVDF body with a removable, piercing stainless steel blade. This electrode also features a unique open junction design in which there a viscolene (hard gel) electrolyte layer that is free of silver chloride (AgCl) between the sample to be measured and the internal reference cell. The open junction design resists clogging and the probe’s conical tip makes it ideal for pH measurements in meat and semi-solid food samples.
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.
- Automatic Temperature Compensation
- One or two-point automatic calibration
- BEPS – Alerts the user of low battery power that could adversely affect readings
- Compact, heavy-duty, and waterproof
- Battery % displayed on start-up
- HELP feature, displays tutorial messages on LCD
|pH Range||-2.00 to 16.00 pH; -2.0 to 16.0 pH|
|pH Resolution||0.01 pH; 0.1 pH|
|pH Accuracy||±0.02 pH; ±0.1 pH|
|pH Calibration||automatic, at one or two points with two sets of standard buffers (pH 4.01 / 7.01 / 10.01 or pH 4.01 / 6.86 / 9.18)|
|pH Temperature Compensation||automatic ‐5.0 to 105.0 °C/23.0 to 221.0 °F|
|pH CAL Check (electrode diagnostics)||probe condition indicator|
|mV Range||±825 mV (pH‐mV)|
|mV Resolution||1 mV (pH‐mV)|
|mV Accuracy||±1 mV (pH‐mV)|
|Temperature Range||-5.0 to 105.0°C / 23.0 to 221.0°F|
|Temperature Resolution||0.1°C / 0.1°F|
|Temperature Accuracy||±0.5°C (up to 60°C); ±1.0°C (outside) / ±1°F (up to 140°F); ±2.0°F (outside)|
|pH Electrode||FC2323 pre-amplified pH probe with internal temperature sensor, quick connect DIN connector and 1 m (3.3’ cable)|
|Automatic Shut-Off||user selectable: after 8 min, 60 min or disabled|
|Battery Type/Life||1.5V (3) AAA / approximately 1400 hours of continuous use|
|Environment||0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); RH max 100%|
|Dimensions||154 x 63 x 30 mm (6.1 x 2.5 x 1.2”)|
|Weight||196 g (6.91 oz.)|
|Ordering Information||HI99163 is supplied with FC2323 pH/ temperature probe with FC099 stainless steel blade tip, HI70004 pH 4.01 buffer solution sachet (20 mL), HI70007 pH 7.01 buffer solution sachet (20 mL), HI700630 electrode acid cleaning solution sachets for meat, grease and fats (2 x 20 mL), batteries, 100 ml beaker (1), calibration certificates for meter and probe, instructions, and rugged thermoformed carrying case.|