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PB-900TM Programmable JarTester

Phipps & Bird’s new six-paddle programmable model elevates jar testing to a new level of precision by utilizing four operator-programmable memory banks that offer virtually unlimited stirring capabilities:


Each bank may be programmed with paddle speeds from 5 to 300 rpm in 1-rpm increments.
1 second to 59 minutes and 59 seconds
Programmable Audio Signals.
The stirrer may be run sequentially through the memory banks, independently in any one of the memories, or continuously at a selected speed.

Turning the stirrer off does not erase the programmed information. It permits automatic transitioning from a fast mix/short run to a slow mix/long run, or any combination of speeds and times desired to replicate actual plant conditions and operation.Constructed on a powder-coated steel uniframe chassis, the PB-900 features a fluorescent-lamp floc illuminator built into the base, and six stainless steel 1″ x 3″ paddles spaced six inches apart and which are adjustable to a maximum depth of nine inches. The unit comes complete with your choice of either:


Six standard, round, glass, 1-liter laboratory beakers, or
Six B-KER2 square, acrylic, 2-liter jar testing jars, along with a dust cover and a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

All Phipps & Bird JarTesters are available in 120V, 60Hz and 220V, 50/60Hz.

Get with the program! The PB-900TM Programmable JarTester, from Phipps & Bird, the JarTest People!TM

PB-700TM Standard JarTester

This six-paddle model is our basic unit, incorporating all the most-asked-for features. Constructed on a powder-coated steel uniframe chassis, six stainless steel 1″ x 3″ paddles are spaced six inches apart and are adjustable to a maximum depth of nine inches. Our highly reliable electronic motor control system offers regulated variable speeds of all paddles simultaneously, from 1 – 300 rpm, with the exact speed clearly displayed on a digital readout.

A fluorescent-lamp floc illuminator is built into the jar tester base to provide soft, diffused lighting of samples being tested.

Each unit comes complete with your choice of either:Six standard , round, glass, 1-liter laboratory beakers, orSix B-KER2 square, acrylic, 2-liter jar testing jars, along with a dust cover and a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

All Phipps & Bird JarTesters are available in 120V, 60Hz and 220V, 50/60Hz.

PB-750TM & PB-950TM Series Portable JarTesters

Like its six-paddle big brother, our PB-750TM standard four-paddle model stands at the head of its class. All the standard features of the six-paddle stirrer are included with this unit, as well. Choose either:
Four standard, glass, 1-liter beakers
Four B-KER2 square, acrylic, 2-liter jar testing jars.

All Phipps & Bird JarTesters are available in 120V, 60Hz and 220V, 50/60Hz.

When ordered with the optional heavy duty carrying/shipping case, the PB-750 is ideal for polymer salesmen, health departments, or any one else performing jar tests in multiple locations.

The PB-950TM is the unsurpassed four-paddle version of our highly acclaimed programmable jar tester, the PB-900TM. Functionally identical to the larger model, it comes complete with everything from the operator-programmable memory banks to the dust cover. Choose either:

Four standard, glass, 1-liter beakers
Four B-KER2 square, acrylic, 2-liter jar testing jars.

All Phipps & Bird JarTesters are available in 120V, 60Hz and 220V, 50/60Hz.

Add the optional heavy duty carrying/shipping case for ease of transport to multi-location sites.


Now you can draw your jartest samples with a minimum of disturbance to the settling floc. Phipps & Bird’s B-KERLaboratory Jar has a sampling port conveniently located at the 10cm settling-distance level. There’s no need to raise JarTester paddles. Simply open the valve and your sample is gently drawn off.

The B-KER2 Jar is molded of strong, durable 1/4 inch thick acrylic. Its square shape provides thorough mixing action and, in many cases, accurately duplicates actual plant conditions.
The B-KER2 Jar comes complete with a sampling valve.  It is compatible with most Phipps & BirdTMfour- and six-paddle Jartesters, as well as most other stirrers.

Catalog #7790-630

Crown PressTM Belt Press Simulator

Now you can accurately simulate a full-size belt press, duplicating the actual dewatering process, with Phipps & Bird’s Crown Press Belt Press Simulator.

The unique “crown” design allows the sludge cake to react as it would under normal operating conditions, including the effects of free water motion across both the top and bottom belt faces; shear; capillary channeling; sludge migration; response to pressure changes; and the effect on filtrate flow using different types of belt material.

Without shutting down the big machines, the Crown Press Simulator permits the operator to:

Prescreen to select the best polymers and belt types.
Determine proper belt tension.
Estimate optimum machine throughput.
Estimate sludge cake moisture and filtrate clarity.
Determine sludge migration.

The Crown Press Simulator comes complete with plow simulator, carrying case and a comprehensive manual.

Catalog #7800-100

Dissolved Oxygen Sewage Sampler

Our Dissolved Oxygen Sewage Sampler collects two simultaneous samples in accordance with A.P.H.A. specifications. A bucket-type sampler, it’s perfect for manual spot-sampling of water or wastewater at depths up to five feet. Catalog number 8392-001.

Displaces three times bottle volume without aeration.
Collects samples suitable for B.O.D., D.O., and other laboratory determinations.
Accommodates two 250 or 300 ml bottles.
Easily lowered to desired depth, since adequate weight is provided by stainless steel and nickel-coated brass construction.
Comes with two sturdy suspension chains and rubber stoppers.
Thermometer clip on air vent tube.
Rubber gasket and clamps ensure airtight closure.


Groundwater Sampler

Take quick samples of liquids in recovery wells, storage tanks, leachate monitoring wells, and drums with our Groundwater Sampler. A baler-type sampler, it collects liquids at any depth over three inches. Catalog number 8390-000

One-liter volume.
Teflon-ball check-valve assembly is easily removed for simple cleaning.
Stainless steel sampler tube is 48″ long with an outer diameter of 11/2″.
Weight: five pounds.
Also available in .5 liter capacity.

Catalog #8390-500


Vacuum Filtration Manifolds

Ideally suited to procedures outlined in Standard Methods For The Examination of Water and Wastewater (Solids/Residue Section) and other applications where vacuum filtration is required.

Easy to set up; simple to use.
Built of rugged, lightweight PVC.
Brass valves provide many years of service.
Permits simultaneous or independent filtration.
3 and 6 station models stocked. Custom sizes available upon request.
Available as a manifold only (pictured) or deluxe version complete with reservoir and vacuum pump.

The 8400-Series Vacuum Filtration Manifolds from the Phipps & BirdTM Family of Water Quality Equipment.

  IncuMate™ Incubation Control Module

Catalog #7600-100Turn virtually any refrigerator into a laboratory incubator with the IncuMate™ Incubation Control Module from Phipps & Bird. You’ll get the consistently reliable test results you require at a surprisingly affordable price.

Specially designed for use by smaller water and wastewater treatment facilities, the Phipps & Bird IncuMate lets you utilize a refrigerator to perform any incubation procedure requiring a temperature range of 5° to 40°C including: biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), trihalomethane formation potential (TFP), heterotrophic plate count (HPC) and Coliform.

Just place the IncuMate unit on a wire shelf in a refrigerator, make the simple electrical plug-in connections and turn it on.

Refrigerators with automatic defrost modes should have the defrost feature disconnected.

The module’s adjustable thermostat is factory set at 20°C. To raise the temperature, turn the dial to the left; to lower the temperature turn the dial to the right. The IncuMate’s built-in heater and circulating fan will operate continuously to provide thorough air circulation at the desired temperature. At start-up or after the temperature control has been reset, the temperature will stabilize in about an hour. Monitor the temperature with a quality-grade thermometer.

For the smaller lab that performs a nominal number of incubations each day, Phipps & Bird’s IncuMate™ Incubation Control Module is the economical alternative to high-priced incubators.

5¼”w x 3¾” l, 110v & 220v
1-year warranty on parts and labor


Highly reliable BOD test results don’t
require highly priced incubators.

Dipper-Type Sampler


Automatically collects liquid samples from streams, flumes, lagoons, ponds or manholes.
Performs reliably even under conditions of high levels of suspended solids or trash-laden flows . . . conditions where most pump-type samplers are ineffective.
Easy to install; little maintenance required.
Over 25 years of proven dependability in wastewater treatment plants, chemical plants, paper mills, food processing plants, paint manufacturers, textile mills, government facilities and other institutional applications.
Catalog #8392-301

Column Filtration System (CFS)


Simulate the process of a direct-filtration water treatment plant. The device is an accessory piece of equipment for the traditional Phipps & Bird JarTest Stirrer with Square B-Ker2s (not included)
After water samples are agitated through the flash and flocculation stages, the samples are allowed to gravity drain through filter columns producing a simulated “clean” water test sample.  A water line from the plant’s service line can be connected to the device to backwash the filter columns when loading the granular media or when cleaning the media after a test procedure.
The device consists of a number (4 or 6) of filter columns (2″ ID clear PVC) and sets of valves to control the flow of water samples from the sample B-Ker2s and service water during the backwash process.All components are mounted on a portable rack with casters. The CFS mounted on the portable rack can be used in the lab or moved to a more convenient location within the treatment plant.
Dimensions:  Height: 60″
Base Width:  4-Place: 34″
6-Place: 46″
Depth: 30″
Casters: Swivel (front w/Brake), 3″ x 1″ Black Rubber       Wheels

Frame: CRS and “Galvaneal” Steel, Powder   Coated Galvanized Steel Fastener Hardware

Valves: 3-way Brass

Tubing: 3/8″ OD x 1″ ID” Copper and Flexible Vinyl

Filter Columns: 2″ Clear PVC Catalog # Four Place: 7810-100
Six Place: 7810-200