pH and conductivity drift out of specification

Cause Cure
Incoming water varies Check if your water treatment system is producing at standard levels. Check your tap water for any variances. Talk with your fountain solution manufacturer
Concentration of F/S mix varying Check proportioner for accuracy and consistency. Replace if necessary
Contaminated recirculation system Drain and clean. Refill with fresh mix
Incorrect ink formula Consult with your ink manufacturer
Paper pH basis inconsistent Consult with your paper manufacturer
Fungal or bacteria Consult with your F/S vendor to ascertain contamination type. Then follow directions to sterilize water and dampening system
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