BS 1427:2009 - Guide to on-site test methods for the analysis of waters – BSI British Standards

BS 1427:2009

Guide to on-site test methods for the analysis of waters

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : December 2008



BS 1427 describes methods for the analysis of industrial and other waters. These methods can be undertaken outside of the chemical laboratory, for example on-site tests. This guide is for testing when the purpose of the test is to characterize the water under test for quality or process control purposes. The test methods are simple procedures for use by a trained analyst or by an individual that has had appropriate training.

Since 1993, many industrial laboratories have been shut down and the use of on-site methods increased significantly. Non-analysts using proprietary test-kits carry out a very significant proportion of these tests.

This revision of BS 1427 contains updates to specific methods since the previous standard and provides guidance on the use of the much wider range of available commercial test-kits. Since 1993, the range, type and quality of commercial test-kits/apparatus have improved. The improvements include significant benefits in terms of increased reliability and ease of use for on site testing. The use of pre-packaged chemicals and reagents has also reduced health and safety risks associated with handling chemicals and enhanced the simplicity of testing.

Most of the methods described in this standard apply to use on clean or lightly polluted waters which might have undergone treatment or been modified for industrial use.

The types of waters that are normally tested include:
a) Boiler waters
b) Cooling waters
c) Waters from hot water systems
d) Waters from air conditioning systems
e) Waters from industrial air washing systems
f) Potable waters
g) Ground waters
h) Surface waters
i) Process waters
j) Swimming pool waters.

Who should use BS 1427?

  • Water industry samplers and analysts
  • Environmental and water treatment consultants

Standard NumberBS 1427:2009
TitleGuide to on-site test methods for the analysis of waters
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 December 2008
Confirm Date01 May 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 2586, BS EN ISO 3696:1995, BS 1704:1985/ISO 1770:1981
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 6068-2.64:1998, BS 6068-2.8, BS 3145, BS ISO 15705, DD ENV ISO 13530, BS 6068-2.34, BS EN ISO IEC 17025, BS 6068-6, BS 6068-2.32, BS 3285, BS EN ISO 7027, BS 6068-2.9, BS EN ISO 5667-3, BS 6068-2.63, BS ISO 17381, ISO 9297:1989, BS 6068-2.13, BS 2690-109, BS 6068-6.7, 25814, BS EN 1899-1, BS 2690-106, 27888, BS 6068-2.37, BS EN ISO 8467, BS 6068-2.80, BS 6068-2.35, BS EN 1899-2:1998, ISO 7888:1985, BS EN 17085:2019, BS ISO 5725-1:1994
ReplacesBS 1427:1993
Draft Superseded By08/30166603 DC
DescriptorsInstrumental methods of analysis, Solids content determination, Quality control, Test equipment, Selection, Determination of content, Water testing, Volumetric analysis, Field testing, Chemical analysis and testing, pH measurement, Quality, Sampling methods, Turbidimetry Electrochemical methods, Safety measures, Water, Interferences (chemical), Industrial
Title in FrenchGuide des methodes d'essai sur le terrain et sur site pour l'analyse des eaux
Title in GermanIn situ Messungen bei der Wasseruntersuchung
ISBN978 0 580 59059 7
File Size1.303 MB

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