Hypochlor Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is calcium hypochlorite?
A. Calcium hypochlorite, used in the KLORMAN Systems and trademarked as HYPOCHLOR, is a mild calcium based chlorine in a very stable dry tablet form.
Q. Isn’t calcium hypochlorite really the same as liquid bleach?
A. No, the two are very different. The biggest difference is that liquid bleach is sodium hypochlorite rather than calcium hypochlorite.
Q. What makes HYPOCHLOR different from other calcium hypochlorites?
A. HYPOCHLOR has been specifically designed to dissolve slowly and consistently. It is dispensed from a replaceable patented cartridge that is both easy to use and cost effective. When the cartridge is empty, which can be told with a simple glance at the unit, you just replace it with a full one.
Q. How can I measure the amount of chlorine being produced?
A. There are several ways in which chlorine concentration, measured as parts per million, can be assessed. The two most frequently used are chlorine test strips and the DPD titration system. Chlorine test strips have proven to be an adequate and acceptable measurement of chlorine levels for process water applications. DPD titration, while being more accurate, is also more involved to perform. It is considered to be very accurate for low levels of chlorine such as those associated with potable drinking water.
Q. How long does a HYPOCHLOR cartridge last.
A. Due to the fact that so many variables occur in water treatment, a definite answer to this question is impossible. It depends on several variables, each having an effect on consumption of the tablets.
a) Water pressure
b) Water flow
c) Water temperature
d) Depth of cartridge into the water flow
e) Management of the system
Q. Will HYPOCHLOR harm my equipment?
A. The unique ability of the KLORMAN systems to dispense dry calcium hypochlorite (a solid dispensed into a liquid) insures controlled pH/ Most of the corrosion associated with hypochlorites occurs from the use of sodium hypochlorite (liquid bleach) and its excessive alkalinity. The self-buffering nature of HYPOCHLOR tablets prevents this high degree of alkaline corrosion.
CAUTION: Do not use petroleum based lubricants with any chlorine product.
Q. Will there be any chemical residual left on my product after sanitizing with HYPOCHLOR?
A. No. Active chlorine as calcium hypochlorite, when expended, is reduced to a chloride which is inert and naturally occurring. HYPOCHLOR is registered with the EPA and approved by the USDA/FDA for use in food processing. (Documentation for your particular application is available upon request.
Q. How are HYPOCHLOR cartidges packed?
A. HYPOCHLOR cartridges are packaged in sealed plastic sleeves. This sealed package provides a shelf life of over one year with no loss of strength. HYPOCHLOR cartridges are packed sixteen to a case for the KLORMAN Dispenser.
Q. Is HYPOCHLOR a hazardous chemical?
A. Yes, according to the EPA, calcium hypochlorite is classified as an oxidizing agent. It should be stored in a cool, dry, well ventilated area away from heat or open flame. For more information see EPA use instructions which are included with each cartridge or ask your supplier for a current MSD sheet.
Q. Can HYPOCHLOR cartridges be shipped by UPS?
A. Yes, but there is a standard hazardous material charge per case, plus freight, that is charged by UPS. If sufficient quantities are ordered at the same time to the same destination, it becomes more economical to ship by common carrier. HYPOCHLOR cartridges are restricted to ground transportation only (no overnight air shipments).