November 15, 2013

15/11/13: Perten Instruments receives certification for whole grain NIR analysis

News courtesy of Perten Instruments

Perten Instruments has announced that its IM 9500 Whole Grain NIR has received Certificate of Conformance with regard to the National Type Equipment Program (NTEP).

NTEP approval means that the IM 9500 was put through a rigorous set of tests and found to meet or exceed the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) Handbook 44 requirements for testing devices. The purpose of NTEP is to provide a framework to systematically test devices that will be used “for selling, purchasing, exchanging, custody transfer, or establishing the cost for services or hire on the basis of a measurement” according to the NTEP website.

The Inframatic 9500 whole grain NIR instrument tests whole grains for constituents including moisture, protein, oil, and test weight (requires optional test weight module) in less than one minute. The instrument is rugged and has proven reliability and usefulness from elevator and grain processing installations worldwide.


 NTEP certified tests include:
Commodity
Moisture
Protein
Oil
Test Weight
Corn
x
x
x
x
Soybeans
x
x
x
x
Durum Wheat
x
x

x
Hard Red Spring Wheat
x
x

x
Hard Red Winter Wheat
x
x

x
Hard White Wheat
x
x

x
Soft Red Winter Wheat
x
x

x
Soft White Wheat
x
x

x
Oats
x
x

x
Six-Rowed Barley
x
x

x
Two-Rowed Barley
x
x

x


The IM 9500 has also been approved for official use in Australia, Germany and Turkey and is under evaluation in other large grain growing countries including France and Canada.

Gavin O’Reilly – President of Perten Instruments, Inc. – reports, “The NTEP approval further demonstrates our commitment to providing accurate, accredited, and competitively priced instruments to the grain community.” He adds, “Companies can now compare and select an alternative knowing that the IM 9500 has been tested and approved by an independent testing agency. The IM 9500 is the instrument of choice in many countries around the world.”

For more information, contact:

Wes Shadow
Tel: 801-232-4815
Mail: wshadow@perten.com

www.perten.com

 
 
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