Flow control of minced meat
Application Note | Food & Beverage
- Monitoring the consumption of raw materials
- Coriolis mass flow measurement of poultry meat at a low flow velocity
- Fully compliant with hygienic requirements
A French company specializes in the treatment of minced poultry meat. A new continuous process developed by their research center requires a continuous control of the flow of the raw materials in the cooking line.
The minced poultry meat is processed at a very low flow rate of 1500 kg/h (55.1 lb/min), at a pressure of 2 bars / 29 psi and a density of 1126 kg/l (ca. 9397 lb/gal US) at 45 °C / 113 °F. Its viscosity is relatively high. Controlling the flow is crucial to prevent underfeeding or overfeeding of the cooking system.
KROHNE installed 3 OPTIMASS 7300 C (T40), a flowmeter with a DN 40 / 1½" single straight tube made of titanium. The meter is oversized on purpose, in order to avoid excessive pressure drop, and was still expected to provide a stable and reliable measurement for a good flowrate regulation.
The customer trusted KROHNE and purchased a first meter with performance guaranties to be tested in their research center.
The customer is very satisfied.
The OPTIMASS 7300 C enables a smooth production of minced meat. Its single straight tube design fully complies with the hygienic requirements of the customer.