EDEN PRARIE, MINNESOTA, U.S. —The Infratec NOVA grain analyzer has been approved for use in the U.S. for determining the moisture, oil, protein, and test weight content of whole grain samples in commercial grain by the National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP), FOSS said.  

The approval is granted after a thorough investigation and test of the instrument. This covered aspects such as the operating temperature range of 0 degrees C to 45 degrees C (32 degrees F to 113 degrees F), instrument stability and the supplied calibrations for a range of grains including wheat, barley, oats, rice and others. The approval is subject to an annual check on the calibrations for moisture and test weight.

Official approvals are required in a range of countries for official measurement of grain quality, for example, for payment to farmers for their grain deliveries, FOSS said. 
The Infratec NOVA is scheduled to achieve the same level of approval as the previous generation Infratec 1241 Grain Analzer, which is the most widely approved grain analyzer available, FOSS said.  Further approvals for the Infratec NOVA are under way in all countries where the Infratec 1241 is currently approved. Approval for the Infratec NOVA is expected soon in Australia.