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10 Ways to Simplify Your Job Using BORIN STELTH Reference Electrodes

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BORIN’s STELTH solid-state reference electrodes are designed not just to meet your cathodic protection needs, but to make your job simpler. How is this possible?

Not only will our STELTH reference electrodes give you the obligatory consistent, reliable cathodic protection readings you should expect from any reference electrode, it is unique in that:

  1. Your STELTH will never “go bad,” “become unstable,” “need recharging” or “need recalibration” – all  BORIN STELTH reference electrodes feature our unique solid-state chemistry with our proprietary moisture retention membrane (MRM) technology that trap moisture and keeps the cell’s chemical composition intact, therefore your STELTH never needs recalibrating, recharging, or servicing of any kind.
  2. You can install it and forget it – every STELTH solid-state reference electrode is individually tested for internal resistance, continuity, IR-drop, sensitivity, and stability, then calibrated against a Calomel reference cell and certified to perform as expected for the lifetime of the cell.
  3. You may be retired before it’s time to replace your STELTH electrodes – a majority of our STELTH reference electrodes are guaranteed for a minimum 30-year service life – compare that to our competitor’s meager 90-day to 2-year limited warranties.
  4. They’re virtually indestructibleSTELTH reference electrodes are built to last – thanks to their ceramic sensing unit that’s strong enough to grind steel tools, and their high-impact- and corrosive-resistant plastic case that won’t crush nor deteriorate even in the harshest conditions.
  5. They’re ready to install on your schedule, not ours – don’t worry about your STELTH drying out or becoming inactive if you buy it too soon – STELTH reference electrodes have an infinite shelf life, and infinite stability. And, if you need more in a hurry, most STELTH models can be shipped to you in 1 to 3 days.
  6. Our exclusive Moisture Retention Membrane (MRM™) technology safeguards your copper or zinc electrode from chloride attacks – the STELTH MRM shield halts chloride plus bromide ions from contaminating the internal electrode, safe-guarding your STELTH from this number one killer of traditional reference electrodes.
  7. Your STELTH can be frozen and revived – don’t worry about your stationary reference electrodes becoming frozen during winter; our proprietary chemistry simply becomes safely inactive; the cell reactivates as soon as temperatures rise above freezing.
  8. There’s a STELTH chemistry for every chemical environment you may encounterSTELTH reference electrodes are available in traditional copper/Cu-CuSO4, silver/Ag-AgCl and zinc/Zn-ZnSO4 chemistries; choose your reference electrode depending on what varying levels of chlorides are present. Or, if you have a challenging environment, install our palladium/Pd-PdCl2 reference electrodes made with our patent-pending hydrocarbon-proof (HCP) chemistry – it works no matter how many chlorides are present, as well as in hydrocarbon environments that would destroy other electrodes. Read more about how to choose your STELTH reference electrode chemistry here.
  9. You’ll always know which STELTH chemistry you’re working with – each of our reference electrodes is color-coded for quick and easy identification: palladium/Pd-PdCl2 (orange), copper/Cu-CuSO4 (yellow), silver/Ag-AgCl (blue), and zinc/Zn-ZnSO4 (red).  In addition, we print our name, phone number, and website URL on the STELTH wire so your technicians know who to contact if they ever have questions or want additional reference electrodes.
  • Tracking each BORIN reference electrode is a cinch – every BORIN STELTH solid-state reference electrode is marked with a unique serial number, allowing for traceability of any single cell to its corresponding calibration data and certificate throughout its lifetime.