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Importance of measuring BEER foam

The quality of beer foam is a determining factor for the appearance of a good beer. In the eye of the consumer, a nicely poured foam head at home or their favorite bar is a key qualifier of beer quality. Over time, the beer foam collapses and the longer the foam lasts, the more stable it is. Measuring the foam stability in your laboratory is hence an important step to keep the foam stability parameter consistent.

With Pentair’s solutions it’s easy to improve the appearance of your beer.

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Foam Stability Testing Application - Image 1

  • Objective foam quality management
  • Measurement method according to NIBEM
  • Automated measurement - less labor-intensive
  • Cost saving - no maintenance


Haffmans’ NIBEM Foam Stability Tester, type NIBEM-TPH, uses the standards set by the NIBEM Institute. The device measures the foam collapse time over a distance of 30 mm. Given that the temperature of both the atmosphere and the beer influence this collapse, the average foam temperature is determined. In addition, the NIBEM-TPH measures the atmospheric air pressure and the relative air humidity hence allowing for temperature, pressure, and humidity compensation of the NIBEM values.

Foam Stability Tester - Nibem - Haffmans - image 1



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