Salinity and Hydrometers

Submitted by Michael on 2/23/00. ( keeper2156@cs.com ) 152.163.188.196

My question today is on Salometers and Hydrometers
Could you tell me the differance between the two?
Do you need them both?If not which one do you use?
Is there one better than the other?
Are the one's you find in the supply cats.very good?
Thank you for your time and help.

Michael

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OK - I'll try!

This response submitted by Bruce Rittel on 2/23/00. ( rittel@ici.net ) 207.180.0.8

Actually Hydrometers are long glass gauges that float in the water and are calibrated to give you a particular reading, depending on the type weight used in the end that is in the solution. Salinometers, Baume Scales, and Barkometers are ALL hydrometers. BUT they all are intended to read different values. A Salinometer reads the percentage of salt in your solution. The Baume Scale reads the specific gravity of your solution which can be equated to give you the amount of Alum in your solution, and a Barkometer is used to measure the amount of Bark Tan still left in solution, so it can be restrengthened. We carry them all.


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