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Fermentation Monitor 5100

In-tank fermentation monitoring

Fermentation Monitor 5100 continuously monitors the alcoholic fermentation during the production of beer, wine, or spirits via refractive index measurement directly in the tank.

The reduction in the concentration of sugars due to yeast metabolism and at the same time the increasing concentration of alcohols have opposing but predictable influences on the refractive index and can be used to determine the fermentation parameters. 

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Key Features

Optimize and control your fermentation

Optimize and control your fermentation

Fermentation Monitor 5100 continuously tracks the progress and determines the endpoint of fermentation directly in the tank.

No time-consuming manual sampling and pretreatment of the wort is necessary. Any irregularities, such as incorrect temperature control, growth deviations, etc., are detected to ensure fermentation consistency and achieve greater end-product uniformity.

One monitor for the full range of fermentation parameters

One monitor for the full range of fermentation parameters

The Fermentation Monitor 5100 determines all relevant parameters to characterize the state of the fermentation:

  • Original extract [°Plato]
  • Apparent extract density [°Plato]
  • Alcohol [%w/w]
  • Alcohol 20 °C [%v/v]
  • Real extract [°Plato]
  • Real degree of fermentation [%]
  • Fermentation speed [Alcohol 20 °C increase in %v/v per hour]
Ideal for in-tank monitoring

Ideal for in-tank monitoring

Benefit from “install and forget” simplicity and years of continuous operation. All cleaning routines are performed directly in the tank. 

Technical Specifications

Range
Extract 0 °Plato to 30 °Plato
Alcohol 0 %v/v to 10 %v/v
Accuracy
Extract 0.1 °Plato
Alcohol 0.2 %v/v
Parameters  
  • Original extract [°Plato]
  • Apparent extract density [°Plato]
  • Alcohol [%w/w]
  • Alcohol 20 °C [%v/v]
  • Real extract [°Plato]
  • Real degree of fermentation [%]
  • Fermentation speed [Alcohol 20 °C increase in %v/v per hour]
 
Temperature control method Automatic temperature compensation; integrated Pt-100
Ambient temperature range -20 °C to 60 °C
Process temperature -20 °C to 100 °C
CIP/SIP up to 145 °C for 30 min
Pressure range, absolute 100 mbar to 16 bar (10 bar @ >120 °C)
Weight approx. 7 kg
Process wetted parts, standard Stainless steel 1.4404
PEEK
Sapphire (Al2O3 – 99.997 %)
Enclosure protection IP65; IP67 / NEMA 6P
Communication  
  • Analog
  • Analog/Digital
  • HART
  • Modbus RTU
  • Modbus TCP
  • PROFIBUS DP
  • PROFINET IO
  • EtherNet/IP
 
Process connections Tuchenhagen VARIVENT® Type N

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