Soluble Salt Meter contributes to pipeline safety

November 2015

We contribute to the safety of pipelines for Oil & Gas companies worldwide. Because a defect or leakage can cause huge environmental and safety hazards the responsible authorities give strict guidelines for the preparation of the steel pipes before coating.

One of the guidelines is the determination of the amount of soluble salts on the pipe surface. ISO 8502-9 is used as the official standard to which the Soluble Salt Meter demonstrated equivalence in accordance with NACE SP0508-2010.

Given the circumstances pipes are measured (many miles of repetitive actions), an electronic tool such as the SSM saves time and money, with improving accuracy and data capture as a bonus. On pipes with a diameter of no less than 48 inch the standard version of the Soluble Salt Meter can be used. For smaller diameters three optional curved measuring adapters are available to measure in three ranges to measure pipes from 8 inch and up.

For more information and technical specifications you can visit our website or contact one of our representatives for more information or a demonstration.

Designed for easier and more accurate salt measurements

October 2015

The Soluble Salt Meter was developed specifically to improve current methods of establishing surface cleanliness. The goals in developing the Soluble Salt Meter were to:

  • Improve the time, quality, and accuracy in field analysis
  • Eliminate use of syringe needles
  • Develop a paperless instrument
  • Automate water dosing and washing system
  • Eliminate consumables (patches and syringes)
  • Exactly replicate the Bresle patch protocol

Eliminate residue left behind from Bresle and other adhesive patches. The Soluble Salt Meter is the approved alternative for use as a replacement to the Bresle patch method equivalent to ISO Standard 8502—9 (Field Method for the conductometric determination of watersoluble salts in accordance with NACE SP0508-2010).

Get rid of all the inconveniences in salt measurement

September 2015

Salt measurements using the Bresle method is not one of the inspectors favorite jobs. Every step in the process must be performed accurately.

This consumes a lot of the valuable time of the inspector and besides the inconveniences inherent to this method there is a chance of errors influencing the measurement results.

Using the Soluble Salt Meter, every step in the process is automated, the measurement results digitally recorded and no consumables needed.

So get rid of the inconveniences today, ask for a price quote and find out how you can save time and money.

For more information and technical specifications you can take a look on our website or contact one of our resellers for more information or a demonstration

Soluble Salt Meter: 8x Faster compared to the Bresle Method

May 2015

Every salt measurement with the Bresle Patch method will keep you busy for up to 8 minutes. Using the automated Soluble Salt Meter, the fastest available method, you are ready for the next measurement after 1 minute.

While you enjoy your cup of coffee your colleague is still in the field busy with his first Bressle measurement.

Save time on your salt measurements

  • Magnetic attachment method - no adhesives
  • Automated water injection
  • Air evacuation automated
  • No clean up of residue from adhesive patches
  • No manual recording of measurements
  • Soluble Salt Meter holds up to 1000 readings.
  • Correct measurements instantly.
  • No calculations for temperature correction.
  • Seamless integration with your coating technical file

The SSM test protocol exactly duplicates the Bresle process, except that measurements are automated and there are no consumables.

The complete test sequence requires only one minute. The SSM is approved as an authorized alternative to the Bresle patch method.

Contact us today for a price quote and find out how you will save time and money.

Soluble Salt Meter versus the Bresle Patch Method

November 2014

Equivalent to the Bresle test, the soluble salt meter will indicate contamination of soluble salts on blast-cleaned surfaces prior to coating with the added bonus of a very short test cycle time.

Till a few years people were forced to take these measurements with a 20 year old technique using ECO unfriendly and expensive consumables.

The Soluble Salt Meters test protocol exactly duplicates the Bresle process but with a higher accuracy and reproducibility. Measurements are automated and there are no consumables. The complete test sequence requires less than a minute.

The hand held design provides a self-contained, easily transportable, unit for soluble salt measurements. Find out how you can save time and money on your salt measurements and ask for a price quote today.

Read the complete side-by-side comparison

Soluble Salt Meter

With this revolutionary measuring method the devious Bresle method can now be reproduced in an accurate and user friendly way without the use of consumables.

  • Accurate and reproducible measurements
  • Equivalent to ISO Standard 8502-9
  • Less time consuming
  • Lower price per measurement compared to patches
  • Safer, no use of needles and syringes
  • No sticky residue on the surface after measurement
  • Measurements are digital recorded instead of manually written and can be exported to any report

For more information and technical specifications navigate our website or contact one of our representatives for more information or a demonstration.

New website for Soluble Salt Meter

October 2014

Today we officially launch our new website for the Soluble Salt Meter. Our goals for the new website included faster and easier navigation as well as providing up to date content on salt measurements and the Soluble Salt Meter.

The website is designed as a responsive website to provide an optimal viewing experience, easy reading and navigation across a wide range of devices (from smartphones, tablets and desktop computer monitors).

If you take a look around the site you’ll get a good impression of all the advantages of the Soluble Salt Meter. To make sure you get the most of the new website we have listed a few of the new features.

Navigation

Our new website has multiple ways to navigate from header, footer and the buttons on each page. On the front page you can access all our pages directly without going through complex drop-down menus.

News

Getting the latest news is now easier than ever. The news page will include our latest information. You can also choose to sign-up for the newsletter and we will deliver the news directly to you, saving you time.

Information

Find all you need to know about approvals and specifications of the Soluble Salt Meter. Read the comparison of the SSM versus the Bresle method and watch the video.

Resellers

We work closely together with our qualified and well trained resellers worldwide. Find all our resellers and contact the one in your region for more information.

Soluble Salt Meter presented on NACE CIP day

March 2014

You're welcome to the CIP-Day (Coating Inspectors Program) organized by NACE BENELUX section on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at De Jachthoorn in Kontich (Belgium).

Specific topics help you to improve the overall quality of inspections performed. One of the topics this year is how to determine soluble salts on the surface. HedoN will show why the Soluble Salt Meter is the most accurate, fastest and most cost effective method.

If you are not able to attend please let us know and we will help you with all the information you need or arrange a demonstration.

No patches needed for salt measurements

August 2013

Soluble salts can be measured using the ISO 8502-9 standard. Till a few years people were forced to take these measurements with a 20 year old technique using patches. This was a tedious and time consuming task using a lot of ECO unfriendly expensive consumables. Differences in results lead to discussions and reasons for concern in the field.

The Soluble Salt Meter is the first approved ISO8502-9 equivalent method, which after 20 years finally automated the soluble salt measurements according to the ISO8502-9. The patented design provides a hand held paperless solution to measure the presence of soluble salts on flat and curved surfaces.

The Soluble Salt Meter combines surface salt extraction and conductivity measurement in one tool, allowing convenient and ergonomic operation. The hand held design provides a self-contained, easily transportable, unit for soluble salt measurements. The SSM and supplied fluid dispenser allow for quick and accurate injection of deionized water, automatic extraction of surface salts and conductivity measurement. The SSM is complete with a backlit LCD display and easy to follow on screen instructions. Up to a 1000 measurements can be stored in the internal memory. This data can be downloaded to any PC and exported in Microsoft® Excel file format for use in any Coating Technical File (CTF) using the supplied software.

The SSM is developed as a direct replacement for the Bresle patch inspection method (ISO 8502-6). It has been validated in accordance with NACE standard SP0508-2008 and has demonstrated equivalence to ISO 8502-9 (the field method for the conductometric determination of soluble salts).

If you are a Bresle Patch user and think the SSM could be of interest to you, please contact us for more information.

Corrosion - one of the biggest economic and environmental threats

March 2013

Each year hundreds of Billions of dollars are spend worldwide to for the maintenance and repair of ferrous objects due to corrosion. Studies have shown that the cost of corrosion are between 1-5% of the Gross National Product per country. That makes corrosion one of the biggest economic and environmental threats to our modern society.

Corrosion can also cause a direct threat to the environment when ferrous structures fail. In general 25% of the accidents with pipelines are related to corrosion.

Industries at risk

All industries where ferrous structures are used are exposed to both financial and environmental threats. The major players can be divided in several industries:

  • Oil and gas industry
  • Offshore industry
  • Railway industry
  • Transport industry
  • Aircraft industry
  • Nuclear industry
  • Water industry
  • Car industry

Nominated for NACE MP reader’s choice award

November 2012

Only innovations that show the potential for a significant positive impact in corrosion control are nominated for the NACE / MP Readers’ choice corrosion of the year award.

HedoN is proud that Salt Measurement 2.0 has been nominated for this award. If you are an enthusiastic user or interested in corrosion control innovations, please read the full description of our nomination on the NACE website. We ask you to vote for our innovation and thank you for the recognition for all our effort to make salt measurement easier, more accurate without the use of consumables.

Voting opens on Monday, December 17, 2012 and will continue through Friday, January 18, 2013. NACE membership is not required to vote, but a valid e-mail address is required to register for voting. Each registered reader will receive 10 votes to cast as they choose. All votes can be cast for one innovation or spread among several innovations.

Salt Measurement 2.0 wins prestigious surface treatment award

October 2012

The Soluble Salt Meter has won a prestigious award during the Surface 2012 exhibition. The jury was impressed by the innovation and how it contributes to the surface industry.

  • VOM Borghardt Award 2012
  • Considerans HedoN Electronic developments BV

The Soluble Salt Meter 2.0 of HedoN Electronic Developments BV, a measuring device for soluble salts on magnetic surfaces like steel, is an important and easy and to use aid to determine if one of the important criteria’s for a durable coating has been met. Remaining salts will form blisters caused by osmotic pressure. By using this instrument it’s no longer necessary to place an adhesive cell with electrolyte, which means a great time saving.

This instrument has a fixed size. It magnetically adheres to the surface making it possible to take quick (about 1 minute compared to 8 minutes of the adhesive cell) and accurate measurements. The easy way to determine remaining salts on a surface is a beautiful how modern microelectronics can be used for labor intensive measurements which can easy prevent severe damages.

On behalf of the V.O.M. Jury : Dr.ir H. van der Weijde (Tata Steel Europe)

Hedon releases Salt Measurement 2.0

June 2012

The Soluble Salt Meter is THE solution for the determination of salts on the job. A price competitive and ECO friendly solution complying with ISO standard 8502-9 without the use of expensive and ECO unfriendly consumables.

The new pricing structure makes automated Salt Measurements available at a price competitive level regardless if you are an individual coating inspector with a few measurements a month, need to measure the soluble salts for a specific project, or want a hassle free lease of the Soluble Salt Meter during multiple years.