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

ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, P.B. No. 158, Kunjpura Road, Karnal 132001 Haryana (
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Instrument Details
Instrument/Facility Name: Near Infra Red Transmittance (NIR-T)
Make                                   : FOSS
Model                                  : INFRATEC 1241 GRAIN ANALYZER
Specification   :Suitable for the estimation of protein and moisture in wheat grain and flour only.

Click to ViewThe Infratecâ„¢ 1241 is a whole grain analyser using near-infared transmittance technology to test multiple parameters (moisture, protein) in a broad range of grains. Rapid, reliable and easy to use, it is the official system used for payment by bulk grain handlers around the world and has a number of approvals for trade purposes. Renowned instrument performance coupled with a unique calibration based a vast amount of data make it a highly versatile and powerful analysis unit. The instrument tis also used for flour analysis for protein content.

  Working Principles
Click to ViewNear Infrared measurements of grain have shown superior performance when measuring in transmittance mode instead of reflectance mode. Transmittance mode measurements are made in a lower wavelength range, 570 – 1050 nm, whereas the primary information for reflectance measurements is ob¬tained between 1100 – 2500 nm. The higher energy level of the light in the lower range allows for deeper penetration into the kernels, so not only the surface but also the inner part of the kernel is measured. All of this allows a larger sample volume when transmittance is used, thereby giving a superior representation of the sample analysed.

  User Instructions
Estimating protein and moisture content in wheat grain and flour samples for utilization by the industry and the breeders. The grain samples to be analysed should be clean (free from extra material). Machine should be cleaned properly after each use.

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Contact No. 9416236739, 9416656556
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  Near Infra Red Transmittance (NIR-T) Charges
Procedure Name
National LAB/R&D
Dr. Sewa Ram, Dr. Sneh Narwal
6000 per s

Additional Rs 100/-towards postal charges if result are to be posted
The Demand Draft should be in favour of "ICAR- IIWBR, Karnal"
Letter, DD & Samples send to "PI, Quality & Basic Sciences, IIWBR, Karnal - 132001"