Palladium: BORIN’s new reference electrode chemistry
Culver City, CA –BORIN Manufacturing, Inc. has discovered a new, fourth reference cell chemistry that is poised to dominate the half-cell market, and make industry staples of copper, silver, and zinc obsolete.
BORI’s new line of Stelth® reference cells uses palladium as the reference element. These half-cells are hydrocarbon-proof (HCP™), making them ideal to use in any environment, from the ocean to the desert, especially in locations rich with hydrocarbons and those with unknown chloride counts.
Until now, hydrocarbons proved deadly to all available half-cell chemistries, including industry staples copper, silver, and zinc.
“W’ve been soaking the HCP™ in gasoline as well as other hydrocarbons for 2 years and it still has a constant stable potential” said Bill Borin, president of BORIN Manufacturing. “We sent it to a third party testing facility to validate our findings, and it exceeded our expectations. Our new hydrocarbon-proof chemistry has proven to make our Stelth® HCP™ the”miracle half- cell.” The Stelth® HCP™ remains accurate when nothing else works”
BORI’s Stelth HCP half-cell chemistry – now patent pending in both the United States and internationally – was co-invented by Bill Borin and Beth Weaver, former Director of Research and Development for BORIN Manufacturing, as a result of chatting about the thermodynamics of corrosion.
“The chemistry of our new reference cell is specifically engineered to survive in hydrocarbon environments” explained Weaver.”We wanted to remove the difficulties associated with replacing failed stationary cells or maintaining portable electrodes in such corrosive conditions”
“The Stelth HCP will revolutionize the industry”said BORIN Vice President Gregg Steele. “Locations with difficult situations such as gas stations, tank farms, and refineries will finally have a reference electrode that works for them, no matter what their challenges may be.”
The applications for the new Stelth HCP are limitless. Problem zones which have stunted use of traditional chemistries is another place the Stelth HCP will succeed – such as areas that have too many parts per million of chlorides for silver reference electrodes.