Gas analysis solutions in the food industry

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As consumer demand for freshness and longevity in the food and beverage industry increases, so does the importance of implementing quality control and product preservation methods.

The vast majority of food products available in supermarkets today will have gas introduced within the production process or stored within modified atmosphere packaging (MAP). Certain gases enveloping meat or vegetables for example, will aid longevity and extend freshness.

Cambridge Sensotec has been working with the food and beverage industry for many years and offer several solutions to monitor MAP and also leak detection equipment. These solutions include:

Rapidox 1100Z Oxygen Gas Analyser
A fast and highly accurate single gas analyser designed for measuring low ppm oxygen, ideal for applications where the requirement is to analyse and confirm the removal of oxygen content within your process or packaging.

Rapidox 3100 Dual and Triple Gas Analyser
A high precision multigas analyser for measuring a combination of oxygen and other gases including, carbon dioxide, moisture or carbon monoxide. Suitable for the pre-production process, the Rapidox 3100 can be used to analyse and help maintain a combination of gases within food or containers.

Standard features on the Rapidox analyses include fully programmable alarm circuits, programmable analogue outputs (0-10V and 4-20mA), easy calibration (user selectable gases), RS232 / RS485 communications and complete data-logging software. Useful for integrating into a production process and imperative for food health standards traceability in being able to record incremental date stamped data for quality control record keeping.

Oxybaby Hand-held Portable MAP Analyser
Cambridge Sensotec also supply the WITT Oxybaby, an O2 (dual gas CO2 model also available) packing gas analyser specifically designed for the measurement of headspace within modified atmospheres in food packaging (MAP).

DynaSNACK Package Leak Detection Equipment
The new DynaSNACK leak tester from Dynascan is a very effective, simple and easy to use leak detection solution designed for detecting leaks in food and drink packaging. Excellent for increasing product lifespan and avoiding unnecessary production wastage. For more information on the DynaSNACK, please email info@dynascan.co.uk or phone +44 (0)1480 462142.