Hach has provided its comprehensive field, laboratory, and online analytical instrumentation services to its customers for over eighty years. Clients can accurately and reliably track the entire water cycle using these services. Bauer adds, “Our users can monitor their source water, utility and wastewater, and the effluent or discharge of that wastewater. We ensure that our customers have complete visibility of their water analysis and meet regulatory compliance.” In addition to this, the company offers software solutions that facilitate predictive maintenance, data collection and management, and real-time control over the analysis processes. The operational efficiency of these solutions is bolstered by the customer support service that Hach offers. “We have online technical support, on-site services, and consultation teams that coordinate with our customers to solve issues within a plant. We have an extensive portfolio of products to meet our customer water quality needs,” adds Randy Fuller, Application Development Manager at Hach. The company serves oil and gas companies, chemical manufacturers, food and beverage, power generation plants, and maritime/aviation businesses. Additionally, the company serves municipal drinking water, and wastewater plants around the world Prevalent among such clients are its proprietary technologies such as BioTector and EZ Series analyzers—highly differentiated products offered by Hach.
BioTector is an online analyzer employed for Total Organic Carbon (TOC) measurement. It can operate in extremely harsh environments and offers exceptional uptime. The analyzer uses a unique chemical oxidation method based on hydroxyl radicals that guarantee high performance and reliability. Adding to this, Fuller says, “In case of contaminations or leaks, BioTector enables plant managers to obtain insight into the situation and react accordingly. This empowers managers to protect their people, assets, and processes within their plants.” Hach’s EZ Series analyzers promote similar analytical insight and detect Water quality parameters such as ATP, toxicity, trace metals, and nutrients. These analyzers offer continuous round-the-clock monitoring of parameters that, historically, were restricted to laboratory analysis.
We're able to provide fast, accurate, reliable results for water analysis that leads to operational efficiency, and protection of capital assets. We enable users to meet regulatory permits and eliminate associated challenges
One of Hach’s clients struggled with water quality issues related to organic effluent loadings, and Hach offered customized solutions to remedy the situation. The water samples collected at the client’s location had large amounts of iron and manganese particles, turning every surface it came in contact with into an orange-red hue. Hach’s team reviewed the situation and developed a solution. They needed to protect the client’s analytical equipment and set up a filtration system to remove the TOC. A dual-stream Hach B7000i TOC analyzer was installed to deliver accurate results to the plant’s operators, empowering them to manage their organics for the foreseeable future.
Hach combines instrumentation, chemistries, service, and software for various such clients to offer a one-stop solution that allows integration, quality control, and robustness in the analytical processes. As Bauer concludes, “We’re able to provide fast, accurate, reliable results for water analysis that leads to operational efficiency, and protection of capital assets. We enable users to meet regulatory permits and eliminate associated challenges. Hach will continue to work with the oil and gas industry, as well as the broader industrial space.”