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FF Instrumentation Ltd and Aqualab will be presenting (aw) seminars in Christchurch,
Palmerston North and Auckland on the 28th Feb, 1st and 2nd of March 2017 respectively. 

Presentation Title:

Fundamentals of Complete Moisture Analysis

 

 Presentation Description

 

This seminar will provide a complete treatment of water activity and moisture sorption isotherms provided by AquaLab, the world leaders in water activity and moisture sorption determination. The seminar will provide a complete understanding of the theory of water activity, contrast it with moisture content, and illustrate how they are related through the moisture sorption isotherm. In addition, it will discuss the methodology and pitfalls of measurement techniques for water activity, moisture content, and moisture sorption. A thorough discussion of applications for water activity and moisture sorption will be provided and include case studies of how to effectively move from moisture sorption research to shelf life determination and the establishment of effective water activity specifications. Opportunities for hands-on interaction with instruments and our moisture analysis toolkit software will be available. Proper use and maintenance of water activity meters shall be covered with a focus on common mistakes that cost time and money. Sample preparation best practices to increase accuracy and reduce read-time will also be covered. Everything you wanted to know about water activity and moisture sorption and probably a little more will be included in this full day seminar.

 

Highlights of Seminar

  • Water activity defined
  • Water activity measurement
  • Moisture content defined
  • Moisture content measurement
  • Water activity vs. Moisture content
  • Moisture sorption isotherms defined
  • Moisture sorption isotherms measurement
  • Complete Moisture Analysis Applications
    • Microbial Growth
    • Chemical Stability
    • Determining Shelf Life
    • Controlling Water Activity
    • Modeling Temperature Abuse
    • Product Formulation
    • Physical Properties
    • Texture
    • Dissolution       
    • Coatings
    • Caking and Clumping                   
    • Phase Changes
    • Package Performance Modeling

By popular demand..

  • Proper use and maintenance of water activity meters
  • Sample preparation best practices to increase accuracy and reduce read-time 

Industries Covered:
Dairy (cheeses, powders etc) / Desserts / Dried or Cured Meats / Pet Food / Cereals / Sauces / Fruit / Muesli

Other Water Activity Applications Covered:
Packaging efficiency predictions / Ingredient final mixing / Sorption properties of products during exposure /
Identification of caking points, mold and bacteria growth +more…

 

Last Minute

$295.00 (+GST)

 

 

 

Receive a further 10% off when you book 3 or more people!

(Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided.)

 

 

 

 

 

Venues and Time

 

Christchurch   28th February 2017

Palmerston North 1st March 2017

Auckland   2nd March 2017

Commodore Hotel

449 Memorial Avenue,

Burnside

Christchurch

Phone; 03 3588129 

www.commodorehotel.co.nz 


Distinction Palmerston North Hotel

175 Cuba Street

Palmerston North

Phone; 06 3555895

http://www.distinctionhotelspalmerstonnorth.co.nz/

 


Waipuna Hotel

58 Waipuna Road,

Mt. Wellington,

Auckland 1060

Phone: 09 526 3021 

http://www.waipunahotel.co.nz/welcome

 

Program:

 8.30 am – 9 am Registration 

12.30 pm - 1:25 pm Lunch 

4.30 pm – 5 pm Wrap-up

Program:

 10 am – 10.30 am Registration
**(NB: Start time 10am)
 

1.00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch 

4.45 pm – 5 pm Wrap-up

Program:

 8.30 am – 9 am Registration 

12.30 pm - 1:25 pm Lunch 

4.30 pm – 5 pm Wrap-up



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