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
Alicat’s flow and pressure instruments accurately characterize flow and leak test valves and thrusters. Devices are trusted in countless manufacturing processes including environment control, handling of coolants, and welding stations.
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
Measure and analyze particulate matter and atmospheric gases in real-time to keep up with regulations. Ensure that air is safe to breathe and industrial emissions meet regulatory standards with high-accuracy, weather-resistant flow meters.
Food and Beverage
Gas flow and pressure control ensure products are fresh, crunchy, or creamy. 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.
Ensure accurate analysis with stable, repeatable mass flow or pressure instrumentation for reliable sample delivery or constant carrier gas flow. Calibrate instruments and verify flow rates with portable meters.
On-site gas mixing is a cost-effective, space-saving, and environmentally-friendly alternative to purchasing pre-mixed gases.
Glass and Optical Fiber
Accurate, repeatable production of high-purity glass optimizes optical fiber production and maximizes transmission. Alicat’s mass flow controllers regulate the flow of inert, shielding, and dopant gases with greater control than standalone valves.
Custom instrumentation, high accuracy, and reliable control ensure Alicats are used in a multitude of processes across the hydrogen industry. Mass flow and pressure instruments can be found anywhere from direct regulation of electrolysis and fuel cell systems, to test benches for membrane and catalyst verification.
Instantaneous and accurate leak testing configurations validate process integrity and prevent manufacturing failures without wasting copious amounts of time. Repeatability, accuracy, and multivariate capabilities have shaped Alicat into a trusted source for leak test components or single-instrument leak testers.
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.
Thin Film Deposition
Uniform coatings need flow and pressure controllers which respond instantaneously to process fluctuations and guarantee consistent flow. Alicat’s mass flow and pressure devices are used to coat a wide list of materials with processes including CVD, PVD, slot die coating and plasma sprays.