Application Note

Powder Flow Analyzer for Baby Formula

Source: AMETEK Brookfield

Powder Flow Analyzer for Baby Formula

Method

A Brookfield Powder Flow Tester, equipped with Powder Flow Pro software for automated instrument control and data acquisition, was used to test this name brand baby formula. The baby formula was scooped into the trough, and the scraping tool was then used to evenly distribute the powder throughout the trough. After recording the sample weight and entering it into the software, a standard flow function test and then a wall friction test were run. Time required for each test was 35 minutes and 20 minutes respectively.

Parameters Measured

  • Flowability: Very Cohesive to Easy Flowing
  • Wall Friction: 16.5º
  • Bulk Density: 440 kg/m³ (fill density) to 620 kg/m³ (12.5 kPa)