Equipment Applications for Beverages

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Beer Brewing

Monitoring malt and hop influence on wort and beer in real-time through mash, boil and fermentation enables superior control for enhanced accuracy and brew to brew consistency. Both composition and sensory parameters can be monitored in real time with tec5USA hardware and systems to analyze the performance of your ingredients and process. 

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Hop alpha acids and their isomerization

tec5USA is developing a modular in-line spectroscopic solution for the boil kettle and fermentation vessels to measure the change in IBU throughout the beer making process. Using a probe that is easily CIP’d and chemometrics that are brew style independent, this permanent fixture will change the way you view hop utilization.

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Malt sugars, ethanol and color

Producing a consistent alcohol content, mouth feel, color and remarkable consumer experience starts with the mash. Building a grain bill, improving the mash efficiency and accurately determining the ratio of fermentable and non-fermentable sugars will be controlled with batch-to-batch data that will drive consistency and continuous improvement. Then go on to monitor ethanol and sugars in your fermenter to link your end-to-end process with data.

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Diacetyl and ester monitoring

Making great lagers requires long fermentation times and temperature control, especially when managing the diacetyl rest. tec5USA will be releasing spectroscopic methods that will monitor and determine the end points of lager fermentation by reading alcohol, sugar and diacetyl concentrations in the fermenter. Move your beer through the process faster and confidently to extract more value from your ingredients and equipment. To manage and monitor ale fermentation for desirable style appropriate esters and potential off notes, the same spectroscopic module will be trained to quantify relevant compounds present in your beer. Control the health of your yeast with real-time information about their performance.

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    Typical applications include white light interference for thin film analysis, UV absorption of proteins for quantitative analysis, colorimetry, impurity detection in water, cleaning validation for API manufacturing, polymerization inhibitor monitoring, electroplating bath monitoring....

    The spectroscopic methodology is determined by which parameters are important to monitor during a process. For example, if you want to monitor protein concentration in a bioreactor, in which the biosynthesis takes place in an aqueous medium, then you likely would want to use Raman spectroscopy for the application, as water does not contribute to the Raman signal. Alternatively, if moisture content is important, water has very strong absorption in the NIR due to several vibrational and combination modes that can be monitored; water is transparent in the UV and visible spectral region. Understanding which chemical is important as there could be various factors that influence the choice of methodology....

    NIR spectroscopy is utilized across a variety of industries for qualitative and quantitative product analysis. Typical industries include Chemistry, Pharmacology, Food Feed & Beverage, Agriculture, and others. NIR spectroscopy is well suited for species containing C-H, N-H & O-H bonds, making it a wide-range technology for a variety of applications such as moisture, fat, oil, alcohol, APIs, polymers, etc....

    Raman spectroscopy is a technique which is used for several markets. These industries include Oil and Gas, Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Petrochemistry and many others. Due to the high selectivity of Raman spectroscopy, it is a powerful tool for many applications including, hydrocarbon analysis, bioreactor protein monitoring, crystallization monitoring, API concentration, polymer identification, surfactant analysis, natural gas components and several others....


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