Accelerating the evolution of science and technology
Since 1991, Alicat Scientific has manufactured custom mass flow and pressure instrumentation to equip our customers with the tools they need to advance scientific discovery and technological development. Alicat devices are used in applications from aerospace and defense to research labs to environmental monitoring.
Aerospace and Defense
Use direct process inputs to control dome-loaded pressure regulators with high accuracy and repeatability. Advanced pressure controllers, mass flow meters, and mass flow controllers improve process control from initial R&D through test benches for mission critical components in a range of applications.
Bioreactors and Fermentation
Repeatable and scalable flow control is crucial to achieving high titers from upstream bioprocesses. Designing robust control systems with closed-loop control on parameters like pH and dissolved oxygen leads to predictable, scalable, bioreactor and fermenter yields.
Environmental and Air Monitoring
Emissions and air quality monitoring has transitioned from estimating greenhouse gases and particle counts to measuring and analyzing particulate matter and atmospheric gases in real-time. Ensure that air is safe to breathe and industrial emissions meet regulatory standards with high-accuracy, weather-resistant flow meters.
Food and Beverage
Keeping produce, meat, and packaged goods fresh requires the precise addition of nonreactive gases and the removal of oxygen. Repeatable drink carbonation also requires highly responsive flow control. Controlling gas flows and pressures ensures consumers get the freshness, the crunch, or the creaminess they are looking for.
Maintain accurate gas chromatograph outputs with stable, repeatable mass flow control.
Pre-mixed gases are often purchased from compressed gas suppliers, however there are significant benefits from purchasing pure gases and blending them yourself.
Glass and Optical Fiber
Accurate, repeatable production of high-purity glass optimizes optical fiber production and maximizes transmission, accelerating the transition to 5G. Use mass flow to regulate the flow of inert, shielding, and dopant gases with greater control than standalone valves.
Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Electrolysis
Alicat is dedicated to providing custom mass flow and pressure regulation solutions for fuel cell R&D applications. From direct regulation of electrolysis and fuel cell system processes, to test benches for membrane and catalyst verification, we provide process solutions so you can focus on creating a more sustainable future.
Accurate leak testing setups validate process integrity and prevent manufacturing failures and hazards. To reliably leak test components, equipment must repeatably measure low flows.
Calibration and Metrology
Portable, NIST-traceable flow meters simplify calibration and validation of flow equipment at both state-of-the-art metrology labs and remote, outdoor sites.
The rapid advancement of scientific discoveries requires advanced methods of data collection and analysis. Each Alicat mass flow device is highly accurate, repeatable, and easily reconfigurable for use in a variety of experiments.