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Fish Fat Meter (FFM 692 & 992)

Trusted by world’s most demanding customers & proven industry leader for over 60 years.

Distall Fish

Measure accurate Fish Fat content in just 30 seconds!

Benefits & Features

Non-destructive, no harm done!
No harm done to the measured samples, re-measure & re-use again!
Easy to Use
No special training needed, use it right away out of the box with minimal maintenance.
Portable & Durable
Take it anywhere, anytime! Rugged design with all day battery life!
Instant & Accurate Results
Accurate results lets you make informed decision on the spot in less than 30 seconds.

1 year warranty & 30 days money back guarantee with purchase

Fish Fat Meter Use Cases

Grocery Stores

Grocery Stores

Quality control & increasing shelf-life
Fish Markets

Fish Markets

Instantly find out fat content to determine price and/or quality of the fish
Government & Universities

Government & Universities

Research & Certifications

Over 32 Fish Species Supported

Sea Bream




and many more!

Measure on skin, flesh or filleted fish.

Free calibration for upto 4 fish species with purchase.

Download complete list of fish species supported.

Your fish not on the above list?

Make your own custom calibration.

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Assurant Innovation is committed to providing the world’s best products, services and support to US Government Agencies. We’re excited to work with world’s best researchers solving tough ecological and environmental problems we face.


For US Government Contracts:

DUNS: 079396543

CAGE Code: 752N0

NAICS: 334516, 423490, 334513, 334519, 561990, 541611


Minority Owner

Small Business Enterprise

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Distell’s Fish Fat Meter is your answer: Call or Email us today for pricing & questions.

Documents & FAQ

Fish Fat Meter FAQ’s

+/- 1% accuracy depending on the type of fish species.
Distell's Fish Fat Meter can be used to measure directly on the skin of the fish or directly on the flesh of the fish (e.g. bone side). There are different calibration settings available for each method.

The meter cannot measure fish / meat whilst in the frozen state the fish/meat must first be defrosted before taking measurements.
The Fish Fat Meter does not necessarily require to have a dedicated product specific calibration. It is easy to create your own “ERROR TABLE” without going to the expense of a dedicated calibration. The Fatmeter is portable, and its advantage lies in its’ ability to monitor large numbers of samples rapidly and non-destructively. Thus checking Specification, Sample homogeneity, Product uniformity day-to-day, hour-to-hour, if need be. How to create the Error Table: The enclosed example illustrates the results using the Fatmeter and then comparing with traditional laboratory method. We have prepared graphs of the data. The graphs allow you to see at a glance FOUR important factors. And allows the operator or quality control department the ability to monitor the following:
  • Product uniformity: hour-to-hour, day-to-day.
  • Sample variability from batch-to-batch, sample-to-sample.
  • Product is within specification requirement
  • Screen the production process at various points in the factory
The trend lines on the graphed results allow you to assess the value of the variance between your existing lab method and a chosen calibration setting on your Fatmeter. We have shown below TWO examples of different types of Fish measured using the Fish Fat Meter on existing standard calibration settings. The samples were then sent to the laboratory for analysis and the results of the Fatmeter were compared to the Fosslet Laboratory results. By charting the results of the two methods (it means that you can compare the Fatmeter results with any system currently in use within your facilities), the operator can readily prepare an “Error Table” and thus continue to use the Fatmeter for monitoring and measurement of any of their processed products without going to the expense of a dedicated calibration.
Turns out that some of our team have been using the fatmeter not quite as indicated in the manual (Salmon-1 program). In other words, they have been measuring the fat more or less on the sideline of the fish, not above the sideline as indicated in the manual and a bit askew from the designated areas. Will this affect our results significantly?


For a fish of similar size and weight: if you measure directly on the lateral line of the fish, then the measurements will be much more variable when measured on the lateral line than if measured above the lateral line. The reason: directly under the skin on the lateral line there is a strip of brown flesh, which tends to contain more fat and the amount of fat present in this area can vary significantly, from one fish to another and can be caused by seasonal changes. If you measure above the lateral line then you are measuring directly into the fish flesh / muscle area, and this is much more repeatable / representative, and fat distribution in the flesh / muscle is less variable, from one fish to another,and seasonal changes are minimal. What to do: Please select a number of samples of fish, and proceed as follows:
  1. The team should take readings ON the lateral line of the fish as before and note the measurement value.
  2. The team should then take readings ABOVE the lateral line as recommended in Measurement Charts supplied and note the measurement values.
  3. Once you have collected the data, prepare a graph / chart of the measurements for each group and extrapolate the data accordingly. You can then compare the data “scatter” from one group with the other group.
  4. You can also compare the “mean” values of the TWO data sets, and use the chart to correct previous data sets.


Distell Product General FAQ’s

We accept all major credit cards, Paypal and PO (Purchase Orders). For Government Agencies, Universities and Hospitals, we can follow your preferred method of payment. Please contact us for details.
After confirming your purchase or receiving the PO (Purchase Oder) please allow 14 to 21 days to send the product to your location.
We offer 30 day money back guarantee on all purchase and 12 months warranty. If for any reasons you want to return or ask for refund, please let us know right away.
Under normal use conditions, the battery when fully charged should last 8 hours. The time to fully charge device when empty is about 12 to 15 hours.
Yes all of Distell's devices are waterproof certified with IP65 standards. This means you can use it in wet environments like field study on lakes, oceans and wet markets.
Yes, all of Distell's products are handheld sizes that is light weight, easy to carry and ruggedized for outdoor use. Take it with you anywhere and anytime.

Size: 7.67in x 3.94in x 1.57in (195mm x 100mm x 40mm)
Weight (including batteries): 0.617lb (280g)

Just a bit bigger than a large smart phone.
Under normal use frequency, we would recommend to have the meters re-calibrated every 12 months.
If you're using the device and measuring hundreds of times a day, we recommend 3 or 3 months.

Everytime we receive the device for re-calibration, we thoroughly clean, make software updates and we can recommend other fixes if needed.
YES it's because Distell's devices are NON-INVASIVE and harmless,it can be used to monitor individual fish.
YES. Distell meters has memory inside to store up to 1,000 sets of measurements. These reading can be downloaded into your computer at any time using Distell's Data Management Software. This Software is provided as part of your purchase.

General Documents

Technical Documents

Current customers: check your device firmware version for the correct documents.
For future customers: see the latest v3.x documents.

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