Absolute potentials in ORP measurement are not always used. Most equipment manufacturers use slightly modified pH analyzers for ORP measurement. These instruments normally have the standard or zero adjustment of the parent pH meter. Furthermore, in general, the reverse of polarity is achieved merely by reversing the inputs.

Microprocessor-based ORP analyzers generally have wide rangeability with high-resolution digital displays, alarm-control setpoints, and output signal scaling limits.

Most chemical reaction systems involving electron exchange are controlled near the equivalence point with a controlled excess of added reagent so that the reactions are driven to completion. Thus, most ORP reactions are controlled just beyond the steep portion of the titration curve.

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