Food & Beverage

Dairy 0.0005 – 80% Suspended solids

It is now possible to accurately monitor, in-line and in real time, the full range of milk-fat concentration. A wide range of applications exist throughout the dairy process and creamery for in-line analysis, control and optimization using a Kemtrak process photometer. Typical applications and benefits include:

  • Product identification & differentiation
  • Separator control & optimization
  • Optimize set-up times
  • Optimize CIP cleaning cycles
  • Detection of leaking valves
  • Quality monitoring & control
  • Reduce waste

The Kemtrak NBP007 is an optical in-line analyzer suitable for continuous total solids content monitoring of dairy products including milk, cream and cultured dairy products such as yoghurt and cream cheese.

Traditional turbidity based optical measurement instruments lack resolution and are not reliable at concentrations above 1% suspended solids due to the high optical density of the process media. This limitation is overcome with the Kemtrak NBP007 and for the first time the operator can monitor and have complete control over their dairy process at any concentration.

The Kemtrak NBP007 utilizes high resolution VIS/NIR backscatter reflectance measurements for the accurate determination of the total solids content. Measurements are undertaken continuously and in real time using a hygienic TriClamp process connection that is engineered to withstand the high temperatures and chemicals present in CIP & SIP cleaning cycles. The sanitary backscatter probe is manufactured in 316L stainless steel with a robust scratch resistant sapphire window. The highly polished unbroken probe surface ensures freedom from fouling and suitability for sanitary applications.

Dairy Milk Fat Concentration Application Note
Interface Detection Application Note
NBP007 Product Brochure

Fiber optics are used to connect to the sanitary backscatter probe which contains no electronic components. The standard probe will withstand constant operating temperatures of 120°C / 248°F making it suitable for high temperature SIP cycles. Higher temperature probes are also available.

Contact a Kemtrak sales representative for additional information.