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The following engineering specifications are recommended to architects and engineers for preparation of their Requests for Bids.  In addition to this page, several formats are offered so that they can be easily printed directly on a printer (Acrobat Reader format) or inserted directly into bid documentations using the most common word processors.





A. A CHEMICAL AUTOMATION SYSTEM shall be supplied for continuous monitoring of water chemistry and for automatic control of the free available chlorine and pH levels in municipal and industrial water.

B. The system shall be a CHEMTROL® 265 DIGITAL ANALYZER of current design and production model manufactured by SANTA BARBARA CONTROL SYSTEMS of Santa Barbara, California or a technically equal system certified by the specifying agent as capable of providing equal performance for all operating functions.

C. Exceptions to the specifications shall be described in detail together with a list of ten (10) similar operating systems of same model and manufacture, with the name, address and telephone number of operating personnel.



1. The controller shall be microprocessor based and shall feature separate digital readouts for PPM and pH. All instrumentation shall be enclosed in a watertight non-metallic cabinet with a clear window cover. All operating controls, calibration adjustments and safety alarm settings shall be accessible from the front panel.

2. The control system shall automatically activate the appropriate chemical feeders in order to maintain the parts per million (PPM) or milligrams per liter (mg/l) of the Free Available Chlorine level within +/- 0.05 PPM units and the pH within +/- 0.1 units of the set-points selected by the operator. Set-point selection shall be by direct input on scales calibrated in PPM and in pH units.

3. A solid state PPM SENSOR with a selective membrane shall monitor and display the Free Chlorine concentration in water in PPM and shall be used to control the chlorine feed device. The sensor readings must be accurate to 0.01 PPM. The PPM sensor shall not require the use of chemical reagents or require pressure and/ or flow regulators.

4. The PPM sanitizer system shall include a 4-20 mA signal output to a PID controller. The signal outputs shall be adjustable from the front panel.

5. The PPM sanitizer and pH control systems shall also include a 5A relay output to chemical feeders with off, manual, automatic and proportional control modes.

6. The face panel shall feature two LED digital readouts for PPM of Chlorine and for pH units. Calibration of the PPM and pH display shall be adjustable from the front panel, using a standard chemical test kit for pH and free available chlorine.

7. Audible, visual and remote alarms shall be activated by high / low pH or sanitizer conditions and chemical feed safety timers. All alarm settings shall be adjustable from the front panel.

8. All electronics shall be mounted on a single enclosed, plug-in PC board and shall be coated with a corrosion-proof coating. The sanitizer and pH sensors shall be potentiometric. The parts per million sensor shall be solid state with a selective membrane for free available chlorine (PPM). The pH sensor shall be a sealed combination glass electrode.

9. The PPM and pH sensors shall be mounted in a see-through flow cell with a clear cover, pre-assembled with a water spigot and two (2) ball valves.

. The manufacturer shall supply a complete instruction, operating and maintenance manual.


1. The controller shall include a 4-20 mA output for PPM sensor readings to a chart recorder or other building management systems (BMS).

2. The controller shall include a 128 MB memory card for data logging of PPM and pH sensor readings every 15 minutes.

3. The controller shall include remote communications capabilities via modem, Ethernet, Internet, wireless or modbus.


1. The controller electronics shall be covered by a standard manufacturer warranty of five (5) years. Special extensions of more limited warranties shall not be considered acceptable. All sensors will be covered by a standard one (1) year warranty. Other parts shall be covered by their own manufacturer's warranty.