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pH & ORP Sensor for Copper


The Turtle Tough pH Sensor for Copper is not a one size fits all approach. Arguably our most application specific sensor we tailor it to meet the requirements of each individual installation. Unnecessary resistance elements can compromise both price and performance, so for this tough application we only put in what you absolutely need.

  • Available as a TOUGH analogue or Smart digital sensor
  • 7.5m (Analogue) / 6m (Digital) Cable
  • Acid/Fluoride, Ammonia, Chlorine & Sulphide Gas Resistant
  • 0 to 14 pH Range
  • -5°C to 105°C
  • Immersible, Submersible if threaded on sealed immersion rod with sufficient sealing tape

Copper ores are typically concentrated by either froth flotation or hydrometallurgical extraction, both of which have unique process challenges. Froth flotation is wrought with measurement difficulties; surfactants will coat measurement elements and report incorrect results where xanthates will continuously attack probe bodies and measurement elements, rendering sensors unusable very quickly. Copper oxide ores are typically leached with sulphuric acid and subsequently refined further via solvent extraction, with acids, sulphides and solvents all aggressively attacking all elements of the sensor.

The standard sensor is supplied with high levels of chemical resistance, including sulphide and dissolved gas resistance. Optionally, if the application requires we use solvent resistant sealants and different body plastics depending on the solids content of the ores. With this often tough application, we are continuously evaluating each installation to ensure we supply the most robust and accurate sensor for copper ore processes. We are proud to say that our performance in this application has been unmatched anywhere in the world.

Digital Sensor Technology (-D)

This sensor is available with our digital smart sensor technology. This plug and play sensor has a quick connect fitting, eliminating the need for hard wiring to the analyser. Onboard sensor memory allows the storage of calibration data, analyser configurations and sensor service history. This allows the sensor to be conveniently maintained and calibrated off-site or in the laboratory and pre-programmed with calibration data and analyser configurations. This stored information automatically uploads to the analyser upon connection and eliminates the need for any interaction with the analyser, greatly simplifying the change-out of sensors. A service log stored on the sensors is ideal for maintenance and quality assurance records.

  • RADEL with 3/4" Front End & 1" MNPT Back End
  • Triple Junction
  • Organic & Solvent Resistant (optional)
  • High Capacity KYNAR Reference
  • Digital Sensor Technology (-D) (optional)
    • No hard wiring – plug-n-play connectivity
    • Sensor stores calibration data, analyser configuration and sensor history
    • Hot-swap for quick sensor change-out
    • No interaction with analyser – sensor data auto uploads


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