Infratec NOVA grain analyser approved in USA by NTEP
The InfratecTM NOVA grain analyser has been approved for use in determining the moisture, oil, protein, and test weight content of whole grain samples in commercial grain by the National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP).
The approval is granted after a thorough investigation and test of the instrument. This covered aspects such as the operating temperature range of 0 °C to 45 °C (32 °F to 113 °F), instrument stability and the supplied calibrations for a range of grains including wheat, barley, oats, rice and others. The approval is subject to an annual check on the calibrations for moisture and test weight.
Other official approvals in Germany and France
The NTEP approval follows approvals for analysis of moisture in grain by the National Metrological Institute in Germany (known as PTB) and the Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais (LNE) in France.
The most widely approved grain analyser
Official approvals are required in a range of countries for official measurement of grain quality, for example, for payment to farmers for their grain deliveries.
The Infratec NOVA is scheduled to achieve the same level of approval as the previous generation Infratec 1241 Grain Analzer which is the most widely approved grain analyser available. Further approvals for the Infratec NOVA are underway in all countries where the Infratec 1241 is currently approved, for example in Australia where approval for the Infratec NOVA is expected soon.