Beyond Baumé rounds and tank dips

In this first of two articles on tank instrumentation, AWRI Senior Engineer Simon Nordestgaard presents results from 2021 winery trials of tank pressure and radar sensors for automatic measurement of ferment density and liquid volume.


Introduction In wineries, ferments are usually tracked by manually collecting samples from tanks and testing them in the laboratory. The volume of juice or wine in tanks is also usually measured manually. A tape measure with a floating weight on the...

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