The oxidation stability tests performed with the VELP OXITEST reactor accelerate the lipid’s oxidation process that in normal conditions can last weeks or months and provide rapid, accurate and reliable results. The VELP OXITEST subjects the sample (solid, liquid in an unprepared state) to a high oxidative stress environment to assess, in a short period of time, the resistance to fat oxidation.
The results of the OXITEST are expressed through the Induction Period (IP). The IP is the time required to reach the launching point of oxidation, relating to either a level of detectable rancidity or a sudden change in the rate of oxidation. The longer the IP, the higher the stability against oxidation over time.
The following test types are available: repeatability test, freshness test, formulas comparison, packaging comparison, IP during ageing and estimated shelf life.