Together with water, protein, fibre and sodium content, total fat content is one of the five key parameters used in assessing food quality. Fat content is also significant in assessment of animal feed, and is determined as raw fat within the framework of Weende analysis.

fatHYDROTHERM is the world’s first and only automatic acid hydrolysis system for such determination according to Weibull-Stoldt. The complete digestion and filtration process runs in a closed system. The unit can therefore be operated outside a fume cupboard. Laboratory personnel do not come into contact with hot liquids and acid fumes. Six samples can be digested simultaneously.

The analysis process runs automatically. The presence of laboratory personnel during this is not required. Cost savings of up to 80 % per sample in comparison with the conventional, manual process.

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