Flow control of minced meat

Application Note | Food & Beverage

  • Monitoring the consumption of raw materials
  • Coriolis mass flow measurement of poultry meat at a low flow velocity
  • Fully compliant with hygienic requirements


A French company specializes in the treatment of minced poultry meat. A new continuous process developed by their research center requires a continuous control of the flow of the raw materials in the cooking line.

Measurement requirements

The minced poultry meat is processed at a very low flow rate of 1500 kg/h (55.1 lb/min), at a pressure of 2 bars / 29 psi and a density of 1126 kg/l (ca. 9397 lb/gal US) at 45 °C / 113 °F. Its viscosity is relatively high. Controlling the flow is crucial to prevent underfeeding or overfeeding of the cooking system.

KROHNE Solution

KROHNE installed 3 OPTIMASS 7300 C (T40), a flowmeter with a DN 40 / 1½" single straight tube made of titanium. The meter is oversized on purpose, in order to avoid excessive pressure drop, and was still expected to provide a stable and reliable measurement for a good flowrate regulation.

The customer trusted KROHNE and purchased a first meter with performance guaranties to be tested in their research center.

Customer benefits

The customer is very satisfied.

The OPTIMASS 7300 C enables a smooth production of minced meat. Its single straight tube design fully complies with the hygienic requirements of the customer.

Products used


Coriolis mass flowmeter for advanced process and custody transfer (CT) applications

  • High accuracy flow measurement of gases and viscous, aggressive or shear-sensitive liquids
  • OIML R117, MI-005; also certified for hygienic use
  • Flange: DN10…100 / ½…4", max. PN100 / ASME Cl 600; various other connections
  • 3 x 4…20 mA, HART®, Modbus, FF, Profibus-PA/DP