New intelligent InPro® 5500i in-line CO2 sensor for brewery and carbonated s
Sensors, Process Control, Process Analytics
With the InPro 5500i, intelligent CO2 measurement is now available for brewery and CSD applications. METTLER TOLEDO Process Analytics has enhanced the well-established thermal conductivity CO2 measurement principle to be more durable by adding Intelligent Sensor Management (ISM) functionality. ISM
simplifies sensor handling and increases reliability, leading to increased operational uptime. Additionally, a highly attractive package for combined O2 and CO2 measurements with a multi-channel transmitter is available, optimizing processes, maintaining product quality and controlling costs by providing accurate measurements for critical processes.
METTLER TOLEDO Process Analytics extends its offering for brewery and CSD processes by launching the InPro 5500i for in-line CO2 measurements for beverage production applications. Working on industry-proven thermal conductivity technology, the sensor provides highly accurate and stable CO2 measurements. Immunity to background gases such as oxygen and nitrogen means CO2 measurement is highly selective. Measurements are also comparable to well-known references methods.
The InPro 5500i can be installed easily with a choice of process connections including Varivent, Tri-clamp and 28mm/M42. Its hygienic and simple membrane design reduces maintenance efforts, while the absence of moving parts ensures a reduced failure rate and high operational uptime. METTLER TOLEDO's Intelligent Sensor Management technology is installed on the InPro 5500i: advanced diagnostics tools, Plug and Measure feature, and pre-calibration routine support trouble-free and fast start-up, and operation. The Membrane Integrity Detection function informs operators of a drop in membrane reliability. This unique feature allows operators to perform a membrane change before measurements and product quality are affected.
The Dynamic Lifetime Indicator and Adaptive Calibration Timer inform operators when the sensor will
need servicing. Maintenance shifts from a regularly scheduled or reactive process to one where tasks can be planned in advance. Calibration of the InPro 5500i is a simple operation and can be conveniently performed in-line.
Unlike other CO2 sensors, the InPro 5500i protects itself from damage during SIP/CIP cycles or when the purge gas or sensor membrane fails, and therefore helps provide long sensor lifetime. For processes where O2 and CO2 measurement are of high importance, a package of the InPro 6970i O2 and InPro 5500i CO2 sensor using a multichannel transmitter will solve measurement needs at reduced investment and
More information on the InPro 5500i is available at www.mt.com/InPro5500i .
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