UK sugar production is dominated by two companies. One of these concentrates on processing the country’s entire sugar beet crop of around 9 million tons. The other company, with a more international commitment and a more diversified product portfolio, is one of the largest producers of cane sugar in Europe. Apart from white sugar, manufacture covers a wide variety of sugars, including the dark soft types much favored for baking purposes, as well as treacle and syrups.
In this industry, robust sensors are a must, as during the refining process, pH electrodes have to endure extremely hostile environments, with temperatures over 90 °C and a high concentration of very abrasive solids. With the electrodes they were using, the company was experiencing unstable readings and high electrode consumption due to the conditions. pH electrodes typically lasted one week before requiring replacement. Production engineers at the company asked METTLER TOLEDO to supply a more robust solution.
Read the case study to learn how METTLER TOLEDO recommended the InPro 2000i pH electrode for harsh operating conditions.
The InPro 2000i is a refillable electrolyte pH probe, which offers the highest measurement accuracy in harsh conditions including extreme pressures and temperatures.
The InPro 2000i is one of METTLER TOLEDO’s growing portfolio of Intelligent Sensor Management (ISM) probes. ISM reduces the maintenance costs of measurement points, while increasing the safety of the production process. The benefits of ISM include pre-calibration, plug and measure feature, digital signal and dynamic lifetime indicator.