For the past 18 months, we have used a new, highly efficient membrane technology for beverage carbonation.
Coupled with mass flow measurement and PLC control, we achieve straightline carbonation performance under typical filler start-stop conditions. (sude #1) Accuracy is typically 0.25% of C02 setpoint as measured at the outlet of the system. This is equivalent te +1- .01 C02 volumes for a 4.0 volume beverage.
This performance leve) is a signhficant improvement over other carbonation technologies which report accuracies ranging from 1.0% to 2.5% of C02 setpoint.
To fully describe this development (s!ide #2), 1 wiIl briefly summarize our background requirements, discuss processing system design, explain the new membrane technology, and conclude with performance data.
Our background needs required supply of an automated mix processor capable of deaerating, carbonating, and blending to satisfy (sude #3) a filler speed of 1,250 x