Dynamic Foam Analyzer
The universal instrument for all aspects of liquid foam
- Data sheet
Many questions about foam, one universal approach: The DFA100 Dynamic Foam Analyzer measures the foamability of liquids and the stability of quickly decaying or long lasting foam based on reproducible foaming and height detection. With optional modules operating in parallel, it also measures the liquid content or analyzes the foam structure with regard to bubble size and distribution. The DFA100 supports you in optimizing foam-forming products or helps you to avoid unwanted foam formation.
Flotation as a method for separating solids
Foam prevention for paints and varnishes, process and waste water, or cooling lubricants
Foam-inhibiting and foam-reducing agents (anti-foaming agents/defoamers)
Foams for washing and cleaning
Foams in food and personal care products
Foamability and foam stability using the optically detected height of foam created reproducibly
Foam formation behavior of heavily foaming liquids using stirring cycles
Optically detected foam bubble sizes and their statistical distribution
Moisture and drainage behavior of foam using its electrical conductivity
Carrying out a measurement up to 20 consecutive times and displaying the results together
Decay curves: total height and volume as well as foam and liquid height and volume at each measured point in time
Head retention value (HRV)
Maximum foam volume and liquid volume in foam at maximum
Optional results for liquid content and foam structure
Time values for the reduction of liquid volume in foam and foam volume to 75% and 50% (foam half-life)
Reproducible, precise and process-related measurements
A particular strength of the DFA100 is the exceptional reproducibility of foam height measurements thanks to an accurately controlled foaming process with electronic gas flow or stirrer control. The optical sensor measures the quantity of foam produced and the decay characteristic equally precisely, even with very unstable foams. As a result, the instrument reliably covers the whole spectrum from slow to very fast decaying foams and is thus used to optimize foam creation or prevention. Further possibilities are temperature control up to 90 °C or foaming with externally connected gases such as carbon dioxide.
DYNAMIC FOAM ANALYZER
Scientific characterization of foam
Foam in everyday products as well as technical applications appears in manifold forms and is often produced on purpose, but can also be undesired. Our DFA100 characterizes almost every aspect of foam, putting a wide range of methods into practice with impressive ease of use.
Impressively easy to use
Preparing the measurement and cleaning when finished is especially convenient thanks to a versatile plug-in technique. It even allows one sample to be prepared in the measuring column while another measurement is running. This means more measurements in the same time.
Automatic analysis and powerful evaluation
The simple operation of the instrument goes hand in hand with the intuitive user interface of our ADVANCE software. Easy to create automation programs control the measurement run and allow cyclical repetitions. The synchronous display of all time-related data for foam height, bubble structure, and liquid content is particularly convenient.
YOUR INSTRUMENT'S BRAIN
Intuitive software with a workflow-oriented user interface
Swift and repeatable analyses thanks to measurement templates and powerful automation functions
Result management made easy with clear and comprehensive charts and tables
A wide range of results describing foam formation, stability, and decay
Technical Services for your instrument
Learn how we support you from day one and help you make the best use of your instrument with the longest service life possible.
Set Up and Installation
Don’t lose time and let measuring be the first thing you do with your instrument.
Start your analyses with solid know-how and refresh and deepen it during your instrument’s life cycle.
Maintenance and Repair
Expect your instrument to be a reliable long-term employee.