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CTRL-FERM®

PATENTED SYSTEM FOR FERMENTATION PROCESS MONITORING

Preventative and simultaneous control of CO2 and H2S production is carried out using Ctrl-Ferm, an innovative system patented by AEB ENGINEERING for the measureing and monitoring alcoholic fermentation. With Ctrl-Ferm, winemakers can take preventive action by detecting H2S before it becomes problematic, allowing winemakers to make timely and informed decisions regarding nutrition.

AEB ENGINEERING: THE HIGHEST QUALITY AND RELIABILITY

Like all our systems, Ctrl-Ferm is manufactured by our AEB ENGINEERING division, which guarantees the highest quality and reliability of AEB technologies by means of 100% in-house, on-site production. The uniqueness of AEB ENGINEERING lies in the unwavering support by our technicians, both during installation and after-sales, delivering an unparalleled service that is flexible and tailored to the customer needs.

THE MAIN SOURCES OF2S IN FERMENTATION

Alcoholic fermentation in musts is a complicated process that requires a carefully balanced nutritional programme. Harvest conditions, terroir, cultivar, ADY kinetics and vinification technology all affect the nutritional requirements of yeasts. An inadwquate nutrirional regime will contribute to slow fermentation, stuck fermentation or the emergence of unpleasant odours. In addition, errors in must sulphiting or poor management of O2 input in the initial stages of fermentation may compromise the final product. The emergence of H2S indicates that additional nutrients are required in order to prevent the off-flavour effect, and thus preserve and/or improve wine quality. Preventive and simultaneous control of CO2 and H2S production is carried out using Ctrl-Ferm, a system patented by our group to monitor alcoholic fermentation.

BENEFITS

  • Accurate and interference-free measurement of CO2 and H2S levels
  • Remote process control using SIM remote sensing
  • Quick and easy installation
  • An indispensable tool to guide winemakers in making the right nutrition choices
  • Development of clean, more complex aromatic wines with no negative reduction notes

RANGE

Two Ctrl-Ferm models are available depending on cellar requirements:

 

  • for the control of 1 single tank;
  • for the simultaneous control of 5 tanks.

COMPONENTS

Ctrl-Ferm consists of the following:

 

  • Gas extraction pipe – to extract the gas that accumulates in the upper portion of the fermentation tank. This manifold rests on the upper lid of the tank;
  • Two gas sensors – one for the detection of CO2 and the other for the detection of H2S, specifically configured;
  • Control unit – connected to a server via a data SIM communication system to monitor gas production;
  • SD Card.

OPERATION

Ctrl-Ferm operates in a very simple manner – once the detector is positioned in the tank, the system begins to suck in gas and, via a number of sensor cells, a graph of the detected quantities of CO2 and H2S is plotted, which can be viewed by winemakers using an online dashboard, or even remotely on their smartphones.

Ctrl-Ferm

Ctrl-Ferm inputs and outputs

Simulation of Ctrl-Ferm system in a cellar

Ctrl-Ferm operating diagram

DOCUMENTATION

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