Minerals are dissolved in water that cause the phenomenon known as hardness. The main component of hardness is Calcium and can lead to scale formation and corrosion. In most industrial applications, it is important to minimize calcium levels to offset potential damage. In food and beverage, calcium needs to be controlled at specific levels for taste and consistency and sometimes means some level of hardness is desirable.

IC Controls is the Canadian distributor for Thermo Scientific Orion, the manufacturer of the 2120XP calcium analyzer and pioneers of Ion-Selective Electrodes (ISE’s). The 2120XP provides continuous online measurements down to 25 ppb in a wide variety of samples.