Accurate monitoring requires the right instrumentation

Accurate monitoring requires the right instrumentation

AMS Instrumentation and Katronic supply the Australian food and beverage industry with some of the highest rated and popular flowmeters, which already have a proven track record. Food & Beverage Industry News reports.

When Molson Coors Brewing Company was in the market for a reliable, robust, and accurate method for monitoring performance of its brewing, cleaning, and processes, they contacted Katronic for assistance.

Katronic specialises in clamp-on, ultra-sonic flow metres and non-invasive process measurement instrumentation and modern electronics and sensor technology.

The company was established in the United Kingdom in 1996 as a distributor of process measurement instrumentation with a focus on ultrasonic technologies.

Since then, the company has evolved into being a highly regarded manufacturer of its own brand of clamp-on flowmeters and works tirelessly to maintain an excellent reputation for quality products and market-leading customer service.

AMS Instrumentation are the distributor of Katronic machinery and technology within Australia and the success of Katronic’s work with the Molson Coors Brewing Company is a great example of how the partnership between the two companies is benefiting the industry.

One of the problems faced by the Molson Coors Brewing Company’s engineering team was the lack of verification methods for its existing in-line flow meters, or for measuring pipelines where flow metering was absent to begin with.

This was of particular importance when it came to the clean in place entries and on the water supply pipes where the system had been in operation for a significant period of time.

That also applies to the plant’s effluent overflows where strict environmental standards must be met.


The solution given to the Molson Coors Brewing Company came in the form of a Katronic portable clamp-on- flowmeter. By having the KATFlow 230, the engineers at the brewing company were then able to carry out a complete survey of all critical pipelines within the production process.

As all measurements were taken non-invasively, it ensured that there was no need to interrupt the production lines, and by extension removed, any risk of contaminating the flowing liquid.

Furthermore, as the flowmeter can be programmed and the sensors installed very easily and in short time, several pipelines could be measured in a short period of time.

The implementation of the Katronic flowmeter was successful and has proven popular with the engineering team at the Molson Coors Brewing Company.

As a result, the engineering team commented that they were ‘highly satisfied’ with the high specifications of the unit, the ease with which it can be used, and the excellent build quality of both the sensor and the electronic transmitter.

AMS Instrumentation are the distributor of Katronic technology in Australia.

Some of the listed advantages of the KATFlow 230 also includes the simple, quick and cost-effective installations and measurement capabilities, no interruptions to ongoing production processes, and the option to integrate temperature inputs for greater process control.

On top of these advantages, the KATFlow 230 is also capable of measuring different pipe materials and diameters, is easily portable throughout the whole plant and a robust, reliable, and accurate instrument.

AMS can help Australian food and beverage manufacturers get hold of any of the Katronic clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeters.

AMS has been supplying instrumentation to most, if not all, of the industries in Australia for almost half a century, from government departments to public utilities and food and beverage manufacturers.

Having Katronic as part of the company’s suite of offerings means Australian manufacturing has access to proven, and popular, technology.

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