In-line total solids measurement in evaporation of milk and condensed or powdered milk production

Milk can be preserved as an unsweetened condensed milk, sweetened condensed milk or powdered milk. In order to assure smooth and safe milk processing, reliable in-line quality and process control with continuous Brix, total solids (TS) or total dry solids (TDS) must be implemented.   

Total solids measurement in milk evaporation and drying 

Before milk is evaporated, it goes through the stages of standardization (fat and dry ingredients compliance with requirements), heat treatment (to destroy microorganisms and prolong shelf life) and stabilization. Afterwards, the milk is ready for evaporation to obtain a certain concentration of dry solids. This stage is critical as it affects subsequent operations and the final quality of the product.  
 
Download the application note to learn how to get a better control and monitoring of the whole milk evaporation process with the help of real-time and accurate total solids (TS) measurement by Vaisala K-PATENTS® Process Refractometer. If preferred so, concentration measurement output can be configured to Brix or other concentration unit.  

With Vaisala K-PATENTS® Process Refractometer concentration measurement you can: 

  • improve the drying operation 
  • assure stable end-product quality 
  • acquire real-time process control 
  • reduce energy consumption and operating costs

Download the application note in PDF by filling the form. 
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