Temperature compensation of ultrasonic velocity during the malolactic fermentation process
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Ultrasonic properties of materials present a strong dependence on temperature and in turn the ultrasonic velocity of propagation in the material under test. It is precisely for this reason that most ultrasonic measurements are often carried out with thermostated samples by using either water tanks or climate chambers. This approach is viable in a laboratory and when the measured or characterized samples are relatively small. However, this procedure is highly improbable to be applied when in situ measurements in industrial environments must be performed. This goes for the case of, for example, ultrasonic velocity measurements in wine while it is performing malolactic fermentation inside a tank of hundreds of thousands of litres. In this paper two different practical approaches to temperature compensation are studied. Then, the two temperature compensation methods are applied to the measured ultrasonic velocity values along a whole malolactic fermentation process. The results of each method are discussed.
CitationAmer, M., Novoa-Díaz, D.F., Chavez-Dominguez, J. A., Turo, A., Garcia, M., Salazar, J. Temperature compensation of ultrasonic velocity during the malolactic fermentation process. "Measurement science and technology", 04 Novembre 2015, vol. 26, núm. 12.