Wash cycle effectiveness can often by checked by looking at contaminant levels in rinse water. The Flowcam-es imaging particle analysis system from Fluid Imaging Technologies automatically detects, images, counts and measures metal particles in real-time. Operating within the production line, it automatically extracts, dilutes and runs samples of wash water, taking high-resolution, digital images. Using more than 30 measurement parameters, the system provides the size and shape of each particle, and thousands of particles can be imaged in seconds. The system is suitable for applications where particulates typically measure from two to 800 μm. Fluid Imaging Technologies Inc.