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Pasteurization temperature logger - DST milli-T-PU

Beverage temperature monitor

Overview

Dimensions: (diameter x length): 14 mm x 39.4 mm
Sensors: Temperature
Temperature range: 0 to +85°C
Temperature accuracy: +/-0.2°C
Memory size: 87,000 measurements in total
Battery life: 18 months
Housing material: Alumina (ceramic material)

Description

Pasteurization temperature logger DST milli-T-PU is specially designed for use in the food and beverage industry for quality and process control, in particular during tunnel pasteurization, product development, packaging and logistics.

The DST milli-T-PU is a small sized data logger that measures and records temperature. It can easily fit inside bottles, cans or other containers for research. Recorded data is stored in the logger‘s internal memory with a time stamp for each measurement.

The logger is supported by the application software FoodStar. In addition to temperature the software also calculates the accumulated Pasteurisation Unit (PU) value and CO2 value over the measuring period. The Communication Box serves as an interface between the logger and a PC. Communication between the logger and the Communication Box is wireless when logger sits in the box.

In FoodStar, the user sets the start time, start date and sampling interval before starting the recorder. The fastest interval that can be selected is 1 second. After recovering the DST the recorded data is download into FoodStar where the results are displayed both in graphic and tabular form. Data can be imported into other programs for example Excel. After retrieving the data, the DST can be re-programmed and reused as long as the battery lasts.

A set of Communication Box and FoodStar software needs to be purchased with the first order.

Star-Oddi offers a special bracket called the “Spider Cap” that keeps the logger in a centered position inside a bottle or a can. For tunnel pasteurisation Star-Oddi offers a Bottle/Can Tray for easily spotting the sample bottle/can being studied. For more information about accessories click here.

Examples of Application

DST milli-T-PU is used for various studies within the food and beverage industry:

  • Recording temperature inside bottles and cans
  • Monitoring pazteurisation units (PU) during tunnel pasteurization
  • Quality control of canned food and beverages
  • Research on containers for the food and beverage industry

    Read more at the Beverage & Food Industry site.

Technical Specifications

SensorsTemperature
Size (diameter x length)Logger: 14 mm x 39.4 mm
Spider cap (optional): 17 mm x 70 mm
Housing materialAlumina (ceramic)
Weight (in air/in water)in air: 9.2g
in water: 5g
Memory typeNon-volatile EEPROM
Memory capacity87,000 measurements in total
Memory capacity bytes130,749 bytes / temperature 1.5 bytes
Memory management-Custom programming
-Primary and secondary parameter option
Temperature resolution0.032°C (0.058°F)
Temperature accuracy +/-0.2°C
Temperature range0 to +85°C (30°F to 185°F)***
Temperature response timeTime constant (63%) reached in 12 sec.
ClockReal time clock
Accuracy +/-1 min/month
Sampling intervalIn second(s), minute(s), or hour(s)
CommunicationsCommunication Box, RS-232C 9 pin serial or USB
Attachment hole (diameter) 0.9 mm at spherical end
Battery life18 months*
* For sampling interval of 10 minutes. *** Other ranges available upon request.
Specifications may change without notice.

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