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Oxygen Ingress Measurement in Non-Transparent Bottles

Oxygen-Sensitive Cap OSC-PSt3

To measure the oxygen ingress in non-transparent bottles, the oxygen sensor spot type PSt3 has to be placed onto the transparent closure - the oxygen sensitive cap - which is adapted to the respective PET bottle. Three seals ensure the gas tightness of the closure. A safety screw adapted to the bottle thread is used to fix the closure.

  • Non-invasive measurements
  • No consumption of oxygen
  • Measures oxygen in liquids as well as in gas phase
  • Oxygen ingress determination under real conditions

Applications

Food & Beverage: Oxygen Permeation Measurement in PET Bottles

Non-invasive oxygen sensors measure both in liquid and in gaseous (headspace) phases. They perform through transparent materials up to a thickness of 10 mm and even through slightly opaque packaging. The measurement is carried out by firmly holding the fiber optic probe against the side of a PET bottle where the sensor spot is positioned. Adjustable mountings and bespoke fixtures are available. This system allows even the parallel measurement of different bottles as the fiber can be moved from bottle to bottle.


Technical

SpecificationsGaseous & Dissolved O2Dissolved O2
*after two-point calibration as described in the manual
Measurement range

0 – 100 % O2

0 – 1000 hPa

0 – 45 mg/L

0 – 1400 µmol/L
Limit of detection0.03 % oxygen15 ppb
Resolution

± 0.01 % O2 at 0.21 % O2
± 0.1 % O2 at 20.9 % O2
±0.1 hPa at 2 hPa

± 1 hPa at 207 hPa

± 0.004 mg/L at 0.091 mg/L
± 0.04 mg/L at 9.1 mg/L
± 0.14 µmol/L at 2.83 µmol/L

± 1.4 µmol/L at 283.1 µmol/L
Accuracy*± 0.4 % O2 at 20.9 % O2
± 0.05 % O2 at 0.2 % O2
Drift< 0.03 % O2 within 30 days (sampling interval of 1 min. / at 0% oxygen)
Measurement temperature rangefrom 0 to + 50 °C
Response time (t90)< 6 sec.< 40 sec.
Properties
CompatibilityAqueous solutions, ethanol, methanol
No cross-sensitivity

pH 1 – 14
CO2, H2S, SO2
Ionic species

Cross-sensitivityOrganic solvents, such as acetone, toluene, chloroform or methylene chloride
Chlorine gas
Sterilization procedure

Ethylene oxide (EtO)
Gamma irradiation

Cleaning procedure3 % H2O2
CalibrationTwo-point calibration with oxygen-free environment (nitrogen, sodium sulfite) and air-saturated environment
Storage stability24 months provided the sensor material is stored in the dark

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