Indian Council of Agricultural Research
(Agricultural Knowledge Management Information System)

ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, P.B.No.1603, Ernakulam North P.O., Abraham Madamakkal Road, Kochi-682018 Kerala (
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Instrument Details
Instrument/Facility Name: Fat Analyzer
Make                                   : FOSS, DENMARK
Model                                  : SOXTEC 2043
Specification   :The FOSS TECATOR SOXTEC 2043 Fat Analyzer is a semi-automatic system comprising of Extraction and Control units and can handle a batch of six samples at a time. Typical solvent recovery is 80%, only 10 ml solvent is used per sample.

Click to ViewCrude fat is determined by solvent extraction method. The sample to be analyzed is weighed into thimbles and inserted in the extraction unit. The cups are heated by the electrical heating plate.

  Working Principles
Click to ViewThe 3-step extraction procedure consists of boiling, rinsing and recovery. (i) Boiling: The sample is immersed in boiling solvent for 20 minutes (ii) Rinsing: Sample is raised out of boiling solvent. The condensed solvent drips through sample. This step usually takes 30- 40 minutes. (iii) Recovery: The condensed solvent is collected in the collection vessel; usually takes 10 minutes. After extraction, the sample cups are kept in hot air oven at 100 ºC for 1 h for evaporating the solvent completely and the quantity of lipid is estimated by calculation.

  User Instructions
Analysis of crude fat content of fish tissues, raw materials and finished products in feedsSample size: Feed and feed ingredients - 250 g; Other samples – 100 g in air tight plastic container; Liquid material - 250 ml in leak proof container along with clear labels and marks over each sample.

  Contact Us
Contact No. 9496280584
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  Fat Analyzer Charges
Procedure Name
National LAB/R&D
Dr. Vijayagopal, P
Rs. 500/ -
Rs. 500/ -
Rs. 500/ -

Additional Rs 100/-towards postal charges if result are to be posted
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