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What is a Brix Refractometer, and how do they work?

What is a Brix Refractometer, and how do they work?

A Brix Refractometer is a device used across a wide range of industries and professions. One of the most common uses of these refractometers is within the food and beverage industry and, if you work this industry, you will undoubtedly be aware of the term “Brix percentage.”

So, what are Brix Refractometers? What do they measure, and how do they work?

Three things to look for when buying a Brix Refractometer

Three things to look for when buying a Brix Refractometer

Brix Refractometers are used to measure sugar within a substance. Used most commonly in the food and beverage industry, they give a wealth of information at the touch of a button.

There is a huge variety of Brix Refractometers on the market. This article steps out a process you can apply to find the perfect Brix Refractometer for your needs. We also provide some product examples to help guide you on the way.

Brix Refractometers with ATC – Why it’s So Important!

Brix Refractometers with ATC – Why it’s So Important!

Brix Refractometers measure the sucrose concentration within a sample or solution. They are used widely in the food industry for testing fruits, vegetables, wine, beer, jams, jellies, and more. In many cases, Brix results will have a huge impact on the quality, taste and nutritional value of the food products, which makes it vital to obtain accurate results.

(And did you know that temperature has an impact on the accuracy of Brix percentage results?)

The Five Best Non-Destructive Moisture Meters for Building Inspections

The Five Best Non-Destructive Moisture Meters for Building Inspections

There's lots of technology available that’s specially designed to make the lives’ of builders and building inspectors a whole lot easier. Perfect examples of such equipment are non-destructive moisture meters. They’re designed to capture moisture measurements quickly and over large areas, without creating a time-consuming post-test clean-up.

This article explains what non-destructive moisture meters are and how they work. As a bonus, Instrument Choice scientists thought you might like a peek at the five best non-destructive moisture meters available now.

How does a salinity meter work?

How does a salinity meter work?

Salinity meters are an easy-to-use water quality indicating tool and are a great way to obtain a quick estimate of the dissolved salt present in a wide range of water samples.

They are useful in a wide range of applications from testing salinity levels in water used for agriculture, drinking water, wastewater, and for testing the water in home pools and spas.

If you have an interest in knowing how a salinity meter works, this article is for you.

Five tips to get more from your Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge

Five tips to get more from your Tipping Bucket Rain Gauge

A tipping bucket rain gauge is by far the most popular instrument used today by home weather aficionados and weather professionals, like meteorologists, to collect and to measure precipitation in an area over time.

With so many in use, Instrument Choice scientists have set out five essential tips to help you can get the best results possible from your tipping bucket rain gauge.

Why keeping your Lab Equipment up to date is critical - and how to do it!

Why keeping your Lab Equipment up to date is critical - and how to do it!

Poorly maintained, under-performing, or uncalibrated lab equipment will waste resources, time, and human resources. In many laboratories, a device reporting inconsistent, inaccurate, or out of specification results can have devastating consequences.

This article provides valuable tips on how best to keep your lab equipment performing reliably and accurately, including the calibration, maintenance, and replacement of devices – and, in doing so, you will follow good laboratory practice.

Using a Salinity Meter To Measure A Saltwater Pool

Using a Salinity Meter To Measure A Saltwater Pool

The long hot days of summer are just around the corner. Now is the time to ensure your pool is in shape and ready for the season. If you’re lucky enough to have a saltwater pool, you know salt levels need to be maintained to keep the pool clean and safe.

In this article, we will explain how to use a salinity meter to take accurate measurements from a saltwater pool, explain the importance of doing it correctly – including how to avoid costly damage to your pool filtering equipment, and give some tips to keep your salinity meter in prime shape.

5 of the best Salinity Meters for the home pool

5 of the best Salinity Meters for the home pool

Let’s be frank; no one likes pool maintenance. If you have a saltwater pool or a spa, there’s a device that can help take the guesswork out of maintenance and ensure you get the use of your pool this summer.

What’s the device? A salinity meter!

Instrument Choice Scientists have put together a review of the five best salinity meters for home pool use.

Why use a fridge thermometer

Why use a fridge thermometer

Food safety is extremely important in the home and workplace. Unsafe food can create serious illness, and at worst, is a matter of life or death. What role can fridge thermometers play to reduce the risk of food spoilage and foodborne illness?

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