A Salometer is an instrument for measuring the amount of salt present in any given solution. It has a graduated scale of 0° – 100°S, where 1°S is about 0.26% salt at the salometer’s calibration temperature. This instrument is similar to alcohol hydrometer.


Applications in Food:
A hydrometer especially graduated to indicate the percentage of salt (sodium chloride), in a pickling or
brine solution. It is used in developing pickling solutions and in measuring the salt concentration of brining
solutions used in curing hides and skins.

alcohol measurement

Other Applications:
– It is a hydrometer calibrated to measure the density of sodium chloride brine.
– It is also used in marine science as a density meter (hydrometer) for easy measurement of the specific gravity of saltwater in aquaria

salometer scale

Prepared by:
Nazareno, Ma. Paula Khrizel E

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

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