ABOUT HACH COMPANY

Hach: The Experts for Beverage Analytics

Hach designs, manufactures, and distributes world-class instrumentation, test kits, and reagents for testing water and product quality in a variety of beverage industry applications. Our products can be used within influent, in-line and at-line, as well as Clean-In-Place (CIP), and effluent water treatment.

From beer to soft drinks to bottled water and wine, Hach can help you meet the quality control demands at your beverage facility to ensure:

•    Product quality, flavour stability and consistency across your products
•    Your production runs efficiently without unplanned interruptions
•    Streamlined and improved processes to minimise product waste and ensure efficient production
•    Reliable analysis from incoming water, production control to lab quality through to wastewater

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Brewing
As a brewer, quality, flavour stability and shelf life are critical to brand and business. For continuous and reliable measurement of quality parameters directly in the production process, at line or in the  lab, from incoming water through to final package.

Soft Drinks
Hach works with soft drink manufacturers to measure quality parameters for optimal results. We strive to ensure you produce the best product quality product time and time again. Our systems provide continuous and reliable measurement of quality parameters directly in the production process, at line or in the lab.

Bottled Water
From carbonated to still water, Hach’s wide range of monitoring instrumentation provides quality analysis ensuring your product has the same great quality and taste that meet your standards. For continuous and reliable measurement of quality parameters directly in the production process, at line or in the lab.

Wine
Hach allows vintners to ensure product quality, whilst protecting flavour stability and shelf life. From SO2 and dissolved oxygen measurements to Total Package Oxygen and micro oxygenation. For continuous and reliable measurement of quality parameters directly in the production process, at line or in the lab.

HACH BEVERAGE PRODUCTS

TL23 Series Laboratory Turbidimeters TL23 Series Laboratory Turbidimeters

The new TL23 Series laboratory turbidimeters blend trusted technology and improved features to simplify testing in the most demanding wastewater and industrial applications.

Craft Brewing Test Kit Craft Brewing Test Kit

This test kit was developed specifically to meet the needs of the craft brewer. The kit tests water quality parameters critical to supporting fermentation and monitoring source water contaminants that affect beer flavor stability.

TU5300 sc Low Range Laser Turbidimeter, ISO Version TU5300 sc Low Range Laser Turbidimeter, ISO Version

The ISO compliant TU5 Series platform employs a patented optical design that sees more of your sample than any other turbidimeter, delivering the best low level precision and sensitivity while minimizing variability between measurements. For the first time you will be able to remove uncertainty of which measurement to trust between your lab and process instruments, thanks to identical 360° x 90° Detection Technology in any TU5 Series turbidimeter.

Hach Service Partnership Program Hach Service Partnership Program

Lower your long-term costs, prolong the life of your product, and ensure consistent reporting. Partner with Hach for service to be confident that your instruments and operations are well maintained and functioning smoothly. You can also be assured that if something goes wrong, Hach will help resolve problems quickly and without hassles.

Orbisphere M1100 Luminescent Dissolved Oxygen Sensor Orbisphere M1100 Luminescent Dissolved Oxygen Sensor

Accurate oxygen analysis allows the brewer to control the production process to ensure the highest product quality.

Orbisphere 3100 Optical Dissolved Oxygen Analyzer Orbisphere 3100 Optical Dissolved Oxygen Analyzer

The Orbisphere 3100 from Hach is the leading portable DO analyzer in the brewing industry. Craft brewers have confidence in its measurement accuracy in detecting small or large oxygen pick-ups across their brewing process. It's built to travel with you, where you need it most, and can handle the extremes encountered in everyday brewing processes.

Orbisphere 6110 Total Package Analyzer Orbisphere 6110 Total Package Analyzer

Hach's Orbisphere 6110 Total Package Analyzer is the leading instrument for measuring total package oxygen in the brewing industry. Brewers benefit from taking measurements on liquid and headspace O2, CO2, and N2 simultaneously from a freshly filled package. Plus, since these measurements take place during at-line operation, you don't lose time taking samples.

Biotector Online TOC Analyzer Biotector Online TOC Analyzer

Hach BioTector TOC Analyzers provide maximum uptime and reliability due to a patented self-cleaning oxidation technology that easily handles difficult samples and significantly reduces maintenance. Unlike traditional TOC analyzers, the BioTector eliminates build up issues from salts, particulates, fats, oils and greases that lead to drift and high maintenance.

DR 6000™ UV-Vis Spectrophotometer DR 6000™ UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

Spectrophotometry should be an important part of a craft brewers quality analysis, and having an instrument that is simple and easy to use is essential in keeping the process running smoothly.

HQd Digital Meters And IntelliCAL™ Probes HQd Digital Meters And IntelliCAL™ Probes

A critical quality parameter in beverage is pH, as it influences color, flavor, and controls enzyme activity. It has a significant effect on the quality and stability of the final beverage.

Titralab AT1000 Series Titrators Titralab AT1000 Series Titrators

The Titralab AT1000 Series laboratory analysis systems are one touch, automatic analyzers, covering both Potentiometric Titration (AT1000 Series) and Karl Fischer volumetric Titration (KF1000 Series) with pre-set methods that can quickly deliver accurate and reliable results straight from the box, allowing anyone in the laboratory to immediately perform accurate and reproducible titrations.

Hach Orbisphere C1100 Ozone Sensor Hach Orbisphere C1100 Ozone Sensor

Withstanding pressure up to 40bar, the Hach Orbisphere C1100 is the only ozone sensor in the industry that can be placed directly in the process pipe. This eliminates the need to send product to drain and amounts to a typical savings of 380 gallons per day.

BioTector B7000 TOC Analyzer BioTector B7000 TOC Analyzer

Hach BioTector TOC Analyzers provide maximum uptime and reliability due to a patented self-cleaning oxidation technology that easily handles difficult samples and significantly reduces maintenance. Unlike traditional TOC analyzers, the BioTector eliminates build up issues from salts, particulates, fats, oils and greases that lead to drift and high maintenance. With reliable, continuous monitoring and real-time process control, plant operators can optimize their processes to lower overall plant operating costs. The most advanced system in its class, BioTector products achieve precise results from the simplest to the most demanding applications.

TSS sc Suspended Solids Family Of Sensors TSS sc Suspended Solids Family Of Sensors

TSS sc probes can measure both online suspended solids and turbidity in one instrument. They cover the total measurement range from the finest turbidity to solids over a wide range. TSS sc probes have been specially developed for industrial applications in production processes in the chemical and pharmaceutical sector and for the requirements of industrial wastewater plants. For high solids environments TSS W sc is equipped with a wiper to maintain accuracy. Probes are available as tank probes and for inline installation.

Orbisphere 3655, Portable O2 Analyzer Orbisphere 3655, Portable O2 Analyzer

The Orbisphere 3655 offers a robust portable system solution for oxygen measurement. Designed to be used with Orbisphere high-quality oxygen sensors, these instruments provide accurate and quick measurements in both the dissolved and gas phases.

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Hach Company

5600 Lindbergh Drive

Loveland, CO 80539

UNITED STATES

Phone: 970.663.1377

Fax: 970-962-6710

Contact: Sarah Blayds

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Maximizing Optical Sensor Life In Brewing Processes
    Maximizing Optical Sensor Life In Brewing Processes

    This application note describes a solution to increase the lifetime of luminescent dissolved oxygen (LDO) spots in-line when cleaning-inplace (CIP) is used with strong oxidants, bleaching agents, or harsh conditions.

  • Measuring Total, Permanent And Chill Haze In Beer
    Measuring Total, Permanent And Chill Haze In Beer

    The formation of haze in beer can be problematic, as it affects the quality of the end product. Beer consists of various ingredients such as proteins, carbohydrates, polyphenols, fatty acids, nucleic acids, amino acids, etc. These ingredients can precipitate and a haze or turbidity is formed.

  • TOC – An Insightful Sum Parameter
    TOC – An Insightful Sum Parameter

    In recent years, TOC has steadily gained in importance in both wastewater and drinking water analysis. In relationship to COD TOC provides specific information about the type and origin of organic loads in wastewater.

  • TNTplus Vial Tests: Expert Testing Made Simple
    TNTplus Vial Tests: Expert Testing Made Simple

    The launch of the world’s first ready-to-use reagent packages for photometric analysis in the 1960s had a substantial effect on water analysis.

  • Recognized Results Based On Quality Assurance And Quality Control
    Recognized Results Based On Quality Assurance And Quality Control

    Analysis and quality assurance measures are inseparably interlinked. There is much more to ensuring high quality measurement results than simply the type of analytical method (standard/norm vs. operational analysis) that is used.

  • Color Measurement In Brewing With DR6000
    Color Measurement In Brewing With DR6000

    Color measurement is becoming more and more important in the brewing industry as awareness Of quality increases.

  • DR6000 In The Brewing Industry: Important Methods In Accordance With MEBAK And ASBC
    DR6000 In The Brewing Industry: Important Methods In Accordance With MEBAK And ASBC

    Compliance and consistent high quality are two of the key goals within the beverage industry. Hach® provides support for these goals through comprehensive analyses of water and beer.

  • Improving Compliance Through Real-Time Phosphorus Control
    Improving Compliance Through Real-Time Phosphorus Control

    Levels of phosphorus, a chemical element that promotes organic growth, must be controlled in wastewater coming from beverage, food and dairy processing plants.

  • Optical DO Sensors Improve Fermentation Management
    Optical DO Sensors Improve Fermentation Management

    As annual beer production goes up, a major brewer found it increasingly difficult to find appropriate time slots for maintenance interventions, especially in the recalibration of EC dissolved oxygen sensors in the wort lines.

  • RTC-P Helps With Phosphorus Limit Compliance, Optimizes Chemical Dosage, And Improves Process Control
    RTC-P Helps With Phosphorus Limit Compliance, Optimizes Chemical Dosage, And Improves Process Control

    A major soft drink manufacturer has a limit of 2 mg/L of total phosphorus in its final effluent. With production spills and scheduled discharges of nonconformance product, a local plant was at risk of not meeting its phosphorus limits.

  • Monitoring Fan In Brewery Applications
    Monitoring Fan In Brewery Applications

    To control flavor and quality, brewers rely on a number of tests to prove and maintain consistency.

  • Accurate In-Line Dissolved Ozone Measurements In Bottled Water
    Accurate In-Line Dissolved Ozone Measurements In Bottled Water

    The measurement of dissolved ozone in the bottled water industry has two main concerns that need consideration when using process instrumentation to monitor O3 concentrations. First, the use of O3 as a disinfectant must not create any additional bi-products that affect the water quality, such as the formation of bromate from water containing bromide. In addition, ozone production uses electricity, and in many facilities oxygen, so it is critical to minimize the ozone concentration and deliver the optimal level of ozone in the process.

  • Quality And Expertise In Colour Measurement: A Success Story
    Quality And Expertise In Colour Measurement: A Success Story

    Colour measurement in liquids plus other quality control analyses were conducted in two labs using a number of different instruments. This resulted in laboratory staff wasting time and energy running from one location to another.

  • HQD - The Best Solutions For Accurate Results In All Applications
    HQD - The Best Solutions For Accurate Results In All Applications

    For high volume labs or applications where performance is critical, INTELLICAL Red Rod pH electrodes incorporate proven technology to deliver superior accuracy and response times, even when measuring challenging samples over a wide temperature range.

  • Color Measurement In Brewing With DR 6000
    Color Measurement In Brewing With DR 6000

    Color measurement is becoming more and more important in the brewing industry as awareness of quality increases.

  • New Methods In Photometry: Testing A New Spectrophotometer
    New Methods In Photometry: Testing A New Spectrophotometer

    Photometry is an important part of modern laboratory activity within a beverage company. The determination of bitterness units, colour and photometric iodine samples are just some examples of the routine analysis that takes place in a brewery laboratory. These methods involve various enzymatic detections, such as the determination of alcohol or sugars (sucrose, fructose and glucose).

  • Oxygen Monitors Optimise Quality & Flavour Part 1: Amperometric And Optical Sensors
    Oxygen Monitors Optimise Quality & Flavour Part 1: Amperometric And Optical Sensors

    Few things are as troublesome to a brewer as oxygen. Even a small amount introduced at the wrong time causes oxidation. But, oxygen is also a critical element during the fermentation process. From wasted brewing materials and operator resources to souring a consumers experience with off flavours, there are plenty of reasons to pay close attention to oxygen throughout the brewing process. The good news is that with the proper tools to monitor and measure oxygen throughout the brewing process, a brewery can perfect flavours and keep batches on store shelves longer.

  • Oxygen Monitors Optimise Quality & Flavour Part 2: Measure, Calibrate, Maintain
    Oxygen Monitors Optimise Quality & Flavour Part 2: Measure, Calibrate, Maintain

    Without monitoring oxygen levels throughout the brewing process, the finest hops, grain, and water won’t add up to much. Oxygen is a tricky element to control; but, with the proper measuring equipment, oxygen can be kept in check, allowing brewers to ensure their product quality and increase batch longevity.

  • The Spectrophotometer And Beer: A Love Story
    The Spectrophotometer And Beer: A Love Story

    Hopefully, every craft brewer is aware of the serious nature of ensuring the quality of their beer. Many brewers will tell you that instruments like hydrometers, pH meters, and microscopes are absolutely essential to evaluate key quality aspects of beer. However, if you ask the same brewers if a UV-spectrophotometer is an essential piece of analytical equipment in the brewery, the answers can be quite varied.

  • Testing Bitterness And Colour In Finished Beer: A Case Study
    Testing Bitterness And Colour In Finished Beer: A Case Study

    When Martin and James founded BrewDog in 2007, they were looking to produce new and different types of brewed lagers and ales compared to the ones that dominated the UK market. Initially, they started with brewing tiny batches, filling the bottles by hand, and selling their beers at local markets and out of the back of their old beat up van.

  • Reference Standard For TPO Analytical Methods
    Reference Standard For TPO Analytical Methods

    The quest for a TPO (Total Package Oxygen) reference standard is still open, despite the wide use of methods and devices measuring this important parameter in the brewery. Today TPO is one of the unique parameters in the beer analyst’s toolbox that has no standard. Below, a new method to build a TPO standard is described and compared with other methods. This new standard is then used to evaluate the TPO measurement through existing methods.

  • Final Product Quality Control: Orbisphere Total Package Analyser
    Final Product Quality Control: Orbisphere Total Package Analyser

    The hop processing company of Hopfenveredlung St. Johann is processing around 25.000 metric tons of hops per year to pellets. At their production site in St. Johann, Hallertau, Germany, they run a state of the art pilot brewery.

  • Monitoring CO<Sub>2</sub> Purity In A Brewery
    Monitoring CO2 Purity In A Brewery

    Carbon dioxide in the brewery is recovered during fermentation with two main criteria: avoid presence of air with critical impact on the final product taste and shelf life. Additionally, a maximum CO2 recovery yield is expected. In this application report, HACH’s solutions for reliable oxygen measurement into the recovered CO2 are presented.

  • Why Measure Dissolved Oxygen In The Brewery?
    Why Measure Dissolved Oxygen In The Brewery?

    Beer contains many substances that react on exposure to oxygen. These oxidation reactions are greatly accelerated by warm storage and pasteurisation, since oxidation is more rapid at higher temperatures. Neglect of proper oxygen levels can cause noticeable changes in taste and clarity of the final beer.

  • Where To Measure Dissolved Oxygen In The Brewery
    Where To Measure Dissolved Oxygen In The Brewery

    Once in the brew kettle, boiling removes dissolved gases. This de-aerated wort is then normally cooled to around 10°C to 15°C before transfer to the fermenter. Yeast is then added together with oxygen to allow yeast growth.

  • Effluent Organic Load Control Using Continuous TOC Monitoring
    Effluent Organic Load Control Using Continuous TOC Monitoring

    In order to effectively manage organic load elimination in wastewater treatment, it is necessary to have continuous organic monitoring, so that the process can be adjusted according to the actual organic load. This information is critical in determining when to end treatment.

  • How BrewDog Tested Bitterness And Color In Its Beer
    How BrewDog Tested Bitterness And Color In Its Beer

    With no standard method for in- house testing of bitterness and color of its final product, Brewdog wanted to implement a solution to utilize these parameters and ensure proper quality control in its beer.

  • Greencore Foods Saves Time And Money With Waste Water Treatment Solution
    Greencore Foods Saves Time And Money With Waste Water Treatment Solution

    Greencore Foods' effluent from food manufacturing contains an array of inorganic salts and organic components from wash-downs of processing tanks and lines during clean-in-place procedures. This article explains how the company overcame the challenges of managing its waste water treatment.

  • Analyzing Oxygen: Final Product Quality Control In Beer Bottling
    Analyzing Oxygen: Final Product Quality Control In Beer Bottling

    The hop processing company of Hopfenveredlung St. Johann is processing around 25.000 metric tons of hops per year to pellets. At their production site in St. Johann, Hallertau, Germany, they run a state of the art pilot brewery. One of the key functions of the pilot brewery is to run trials on a variety of brewing functions, including raw product (hops and hop-products) and technology (including bottling, brewing and analytical instrumentation), as well as product development. These trials are done for the shareholders Barth Haas Group and HVG and other breweries or suppliers on a contract basis.

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