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We offer gas and liquid flow meters and controllers for low flow rates that can be used in food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications. Our sanitary liquid flow meters are used for dosing additives (flavors, colorants or vitamins) and sterilization of packaging (H2O2 dosing). Besides, we offer gas flow meters for aeration of food products, sterilization of packaging or for your use in bioreactors. 

Our offer to you:
✓ Low flow measurement and control
✓ Highest accuracy, excellent repeatability
✓ Low surface roughness
✓ Full metal versions available
✓ Easy to clean (food grade) liquid flow meters (CIP/SIP)
✓ 3A compliance
✓ Traceable materials

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Measurement of additive supply in candy manufacturing

To give a piece of candy its own taste and texture, additives such as colourings and flavourings have to be added. Haas Mondomix is a machine builder who supplies equipment to this industry.

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Controlled oxygen supply in beer brewing

The British beer brewery, Ossett Brewery, uses Bronkhorst flow meters to supply oxygen into their beer brewing process in a controlled way.  

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Flavouring dosing

The use of expensive and often volatile additives is critical for many industries, especially food and beverage where the precise dosing of flavourings is key to product quality and the reduction of waste.​

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Gas dosing for bacterial growth

Bacteria are single-celled micro-organisms with their size in the micron range. Already for ages, bacteria have been used in the preparation of fermented foods and drinks, such as yoghurt and wine.

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Bronkhorst offers mass flow meters and controllers up to 10000 ln/min Air equivalent. In aeration applications up to 50% of the MASS-STREAM instruments are sold with multi-functional display which offers a wide range of additional options.

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Carbonated soft drink by aeration
Supercritical CO2 oil extraction

Supercritical CO2 for fragrant & oil extraction

SFE Process (FR) uses Coriolis mass flow meters in their equipment for extraction of oil & fragrances by means of supercritical CO2 for end users in the food, perfumery and pharmaceutical industry.  

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Ice cream aeration

Ice cream is made by freezing and simultaneously blending air into a liquid mixture which contains fat, sugar, milk solids, an emulsifying agent, flavouring and sometimes colouring agents. For ice cream production the aeration process is crucial.

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Calibration of oxygen sensor for monitoring beer quality

In the beer brewing process, air is supplied to the fermentation step. To ensure the shelf life and the taste of the beer, the oxygen content has to be monitored continuously and accurately during the process.

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Pharmaceutical dosing

In this application a solution has been shared for dosing very small amounts of pharmaceutical agents in a liquid state, using Coriolis mass flow controllers and a high pressure pump. 

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Measurement of hydrogen peroxide flows

In this application we share a solution regarding measuring low amounts of hydrogen peroxide for decontamination purposes in isolators for aseptic processes. 

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SKAN premises
Algae farm

Controlled CO2 supply for algae growth

Bronkhorst flow controllers are used for CO2 measurement and control for algue during cultivation at the Thomas More University of Applied Sciences.

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Calibration of air samplers

The Swiss based company SKAN AG, a global player in the field of cleanrooms and isolators for the pharmaceutical industry, uses Bronkhorst mass flow meters to calibrate the air flow of their microbial air samplers.

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Better control of microbiological process

What do yoghurt and beer have in common? Utilising metabolism of tiny micro-organisms is an essential part of processes such as brewing and fermentation.

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Flow solutions for continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing

Continuous manufacturing is a pioneering technology that has the potential to transform how medicines are made in the future.

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Pharmaceutical manufacturing

Flow measurement in microfluidics

Inkjet print heads and labs-on-a-chip were the first exponents of microfluidics: involving flow of liquids inside channels with a diameter of micron-size. Microfluidic devices are made by lithographic and other processes that find their origin in integrated circuit manufacturing.

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