How to Clean Your Alicat Mass Flow Instrument

Spring is certainly upon us here in Tucson, Arizona. The desert wildflowers have already bloomed, and the air temperature is steadily rising. This time of year can inspire you to do some thorough cleaning around your house or your office. When that urge comes, don’t forget about your Alicat flow and pressure instruments!

To clean the outside of your device, use a gentle electronics cleaner and a microfiber cloth. For tougher stains or residues, apply isopropyl alcohol to the cloth. This new YouTube video shows you just how to keep your Alicat looking like new on the outside.

Do not open your Alicat flow body. Contact us for a professional cleaning.

Do not open your Alicat flow body. Contact us for a professional cleaning.

Sometimes the inside of your device needs cleaning. This may be the case if bits of pipe tape become lodged in the laminar flow elements, or if dirty gases or liquids have entered your Alicat. You should never open the flow body, because this will render your calibration invalid. Instead, call Alicat or visit alicat.com/service to request a professional cleaning. Following the cleaning, we will recalibrate your device to keep it in tip-top operation.

You can, however, open up our large Rolamite valves to clean their belts and gratings of any debris or metal filings that have been captured by their strong magnets. This YouTube video shows you how to disassemble, clean and reassemble a Rolamite valve in real time.

Clean your Alicat’s Rolamite valve in less than 10 minutes.

Clean your Alicat’s Rolamite valve in less than 10 minutes.

Please call 888-290-6060 or visit alicat.com/service to request a cleaning today!

 

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