In-line Brix measurement for food and beverage process monitoring

Continuous in-line monitoring of liquid food and beverage concentration with the latest refractometer technology can benefit all operations of a processing plant, from the product intake to product processing and to the wastewater treatment stage. This way, plant's overall sustainability and resource efficiency can be substantially improved.

Vaisala K‑PATENTS® Sanitary Refractometer enables accurate real-time Brix, Total solids, Plato, Oechsle, density and concentration measurements for improved product quality control, recipe management and process data recording, waste reduction and cost savings. 

Vaisala’s digital sanitary refractometer is designed to meet the needs of end users as well as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and integrators serving food, dairy and beverage processing industries.

The in-line refractometer is ideal for food and beverages' hygienic processing because:
•    it is 3A Sanitary and EHEDG certified
•    it works on a full measurement range Refractive Index (nD) 1.3200 – 1.5300, which corresponds to 0-100 Brix
•    it withstands CIP and SIP processes and cleaning and rinsing of facilities
•    particles, impurities, bubbles or color changes in the liquid do not affect operation or accuracy of the measurement
•    it provides fast process temperature measurement and automatic temperature compensation
•    it can be installed in various locations from pipelines to tanks and vessels, and no by-pass arrangements are required

Applications in beverage manufacturing

Real-time Brix, total solids (TS), Plato, Oechsle, Baume, density and concentration measurements for improved product quality control, recipe management and process data recording, productivity, efficiency and cost savings in a wide range of beverage processing applications such as beer, wine, cider, soft drinks, dairy fluids and infant formula, coffee and tea, ready-to-drink beverages, and organics effluent control (TOC) in wastewater and side-streams.

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Applications in liquid food manufacturing

Real-time Brix, total solids (TS), density and concentration measurement for quality control and process productivity and efficiency improvement, recipe management and waste reduction in the production of soups, sauces, jams from fruits and vegetables, sweeteners and confectionery products, ready-made desserts, food condiments, fats and oils, fish and meat products, egg products, as well as effluent organics control (TOC) in wastewater and side-streams.

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