CO2 Sensor Meets European Hygienic Requirements

Dec. 4, 2012
Sensor’s membrane provides a barrier against volatile organic acids.

Mettler Toldedo’s new InPro 5000i is a fully sterilizable and autoclavable in-line CO2 sensor. It has European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group certification for compliance with hygienic requirements. The sensor’s membrane provides a barrier against volatile organic acids.

The InPro 5000i's modular design helps simplify maintenance and spare-part replacement. Suitable housing for the sensor is the retractable InTrac 797. Its integrated flushing chamber allows easy sensor calibration and cleaning, even during a running fermentation, according to Mettler Toledo.

The InPro 5000i is the latest member of Mettler Toledo’s Intelligent Sensor Management (ISM) family of sensors and transmitters. ISM is a digital platform for analytical measurement solutions. ISM's predictive diagnostic tools constantly monitor the InPro 5000i's "health" so it can be determined whether the sensor can be safely used for the next fermentation run.

Once the sensor reaches the end of its lifetime it can be deactivated to prevent it being used at the measurement point. ISM's electronic documentation capabilities provide full traceability of sensor calibration and maintenance for regulatory compliance. In addition, the signal between sensor and transmitter is digital and is unaffected by cable length, electrical interference or moisture in the environment.