Selection guide: Alicat mass flow and pressure instruments

Selection guide: Alicat mass flow and pressure instruments

Alicat has a wide range of products designed to meet a variety of application needs. This guide describes our mass flow and pressure solutions to assist you in choosing the model that best fits your use case.

How to use this guide:

  1. From the first column, choose what you wish to do with your device.
  2. From the second column, choose the use case most similar to your needs.
  3. The third column will show the best match for you.
  4. Click on the red button for more information.

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M-Series differential pressure-based mass flow meters simultaneously measure mass flow, volumetric flow, pressure, and temperature of 98+ gases.

M-Series

CODA KM-Series Coriolis mass flow meters measure true mass flow rate of a wide range of gases.

KM-Series

Whisper MW-Series mass flow meters measure mass flow and volumetric flow rates when there is little available system pressure, with pressure drops as low as 0.07 PSI.

MW-Series

For a portable version, use the Whisper MWB-Series meter instead.

MWB-Series

MQ–Series differential pressure-based mass flow meters simultaneously measure mass and volumetric flow rates, pressure, and temperature for operating pressures up to 320 PSIA.

MQ-Series

CODA KM-Series Coriolis mass flow meters measure true mass flow rate for operating pressures up to 4000 PSIA.

KM-Series

MS-Series mass flow meters simultaneously measure mass flow, volumetric flow, gas pressure, and gas temperature of 128+ gases, including 30+ corrosives.

MS-Series

For a portable option, use the MBS-Series instead.

MBS-Series

Portable, battery-powered MB-Series flow meters measure mass flow and volumetric flow rates anywhere you need for 98+ gases, making them ideal for on-the-go process calibration, verification, and validation.

MB-Series

For low pressure applications, use the portable Whisper low pressure drop meter instead with pressure drops as low as 0.07 PSI.

MWB-Series

Flowing corrosive gases? Use the portable, anti-corrosive meter.

MBS-Series

Alicat’s PCU is a secondary calibration standard that combines up to 3 high-accuracy flow meters of varied ranges with totalizers into a rugged industrial carrying case for go-anywhere portability.

PCU-Series

CODA KM-Series Coriolis mass flow meters accurately measure true mass flow rates, even when you have unknown or changing chemical composition of your process fluid.

KM-Series

BIO-Series meters are designed specifically for professional engineers involved in the construction and operation of bioreactors. Ensure that fast, precise, and uncontaminated flow is in your bioprocessing application.

BIO-Series

The FP-25 Calibrator Kit is specifically designed to audit/calibrate particulate matter samplers for air quality management. The FP-25 is compatible with most PM air monitors.

FP-25 Calibrator Kit

MC-Series differential pressure-based mass flow controllers rapidly reach setpoints and maintain stable control of mass flow, volumetric flow, or pressure for 98+ gases.

MC-Series

CODA KC-Series Coriolis mass flow meters control true mass flow rate of a variety of process fluids.

KC-Series

Whisper MCW-Series low pressure drop controllers rapidly reach setpoints and maintain stable control of mass flow, volumetric flow, or pressure when there is little available system pressure, with pressure drops as low as 0.07 PSI.

MCW-Series

Need to control flow in both directions? Use the Whisper MCDW-Series bidirectional mass flow controller instead.

MCDW-Series

MCQ-Series differential-pressure based controllers control mass flow, volumetric flow, or pressure for 98+ gases for operating pressures up to 320 PSIA.

MCQ-Series

CODA KC-Series Coriolis controllers control true mass flow rate for operating pressures up to 4000 PSIA.

KC-Series

MCS-Series mass flow controllers rapidly reach setpoints and maintain stable control of mass flow, volumetric flow, or pressure for 128+ gases, including 30+ corrosives.

MCS-Series

CODA KC-Series Coriolis mass flow controllers accurately control true mass flow rate, even when you have unknown or changing chemical composition of your process fluid.

KC-Series

The MCD-Series can control flow into a closed volume and then control flow in the other direction to exhaust the volume. Or, you can use vacuum to control your process flow in one direction and then apply positive pressure to purge the line in the other direction.

MCD-Series

For low pressure applications, use the bidirectional Whisper MCDW low pressure drop controller instead.

MCDW-Series

Flowing corrosives? Use the MCDS-Series.

MCDS-Series

BIO-Series controllers are designed specifically for professional engineers involved in the construction and operation of bioreactors. Ensure that fast, precise, and uncontaminated flow is in your bioprocessing application.

BIO-Series

The MCV-Series features the same rapid control response of our standard mass flow controller in a form factor that includes welded 1/4″ VCR fittings and matches end to end with SEMI standard MFCs. It has an integrated pneumatic shut-off valve for hard vacuum applications.

MCV-Series

For corrosive gases, use the MCVS-Series instead.

MCVS-Series

MCE-Series controllers are equipped with 1/4″ VCR fittings and match end-to-end with SEMI standard MFCs, for easy drop-in upgrades to vacuum deposition fixtures. Control mass flow or pressure of 98+ gases.

MCE-Series

For corrosive gases, use the MCES-Series instead.

MCES-Series

The BASIS BC-Series features a small footprint, high-accuracy MEMS sensor, and fast valve control.

BC-Series

Use P-Series pressure transducers to measure the differential pressure between any two points in your process, or leave the downstream port open to atmosphere and use the device as a dead-ended gauge pressure transducer.

P-Series

For a portable option, use the PB-Series.

PB-Series

If you are flowing corrosive gases, use the PS-Series.

PS-Series

Use the P-Series to measure absolute or gauge pressure of all non-corrosive gases, without introducing a dead-ended obstruction to your system.

P-Series

For a portable option, use the PB-Series.

PB-Series

If you are flowing corrosive gases, use the PS-Series.

PS-Series

PC-Series absolute and gauge pressure controllers control absolute pressure or gauge pressure of all non-corrosive gases.

PC-Series (PSIA/G)

To control the differential pressure between any two points in your process, use the PCD-Series differential pressure controller.

PC-Series (PSID)

Flowing corrosives? Use the PCS-Series instead.

PCS-Series (PSIA/G)

PCS-Series (PSID)

PCD-Series absolute and gauge pressure controllers use two proportional valves to precisely control the absolute or gauge pressure of gases within closed or dead-ended volumes.

PCD-Series (PSIA/G)

To maintain differential pressure between any two points in processes flowing gases within dead-ended volumes, use the PCD-Series differential pressure controller.

PCD-Series (PSID)

Flowing corrosives? Use the PCDS-Series instead.

PCDS-Series (PSIA/G)

PCDS-Series (PSID)

For flowing processes: The PC3-Series controller has its pressure sensor isolated from the flow path so you can measure absolute or gauge pressure at any point in your system, and control flow at a different point.

PC3-Series

Flowing corrosives? Use the PC3S-Series.

PC3S-Series

For closed volumes: The PCD3-Series controller uses two proportional valves and a physically isolated pressure sensor to maintain pressure at any point within a dead-ended volume.

PCD3-Series

IVC-series integrated vacuum controllers integrate a variety of capacitance diaphragm gauges for pressure measurement, and rapidly control the pressure of pumped vacuum processes. They are available with either inline or isolated vacuum sensors.

IVC-Series

For flowing processes: EPC-Series pressure controllers deliver fast and accurate gauge or absolute pressure control in a compact, highly customizable package for easy integration into OEM applications.

EPC-Series

For closed volumes: EPCD-Series pressure controllers use two proportional valves to deliver fast, accurate control of absolute or gauge pressure of gases within closed or dead-ended volumes.

EPCD-Series

CODA KM-Series Coriolis mass flow meters measure true mass flow rate and density of a wide range of liquids with high accuracy.

KM-Series

L-Series liquid flow meters simultaneously measure volumetric flow rate, liquid pressure, and liquid temperature in real time for water or other liquids, including methanol, iso-propanol, ethanol, ammonia, dimethylether, iso-pentane, thiophene, iso-octane, or heptane.

L-Series

LB-Series meters measure liquid volumetric flow rates anywhere you need, making them ideal for on-the-go process calibration, verification, and validation.

LB-Series

CODA KM-Series Coriolis mass flow meters accurately measure true mass flow rates and densities, even when you have unknown or changing chemical composition of your process fluid.

KM-Series

CODA KC-Series Coriolis mass flow controllers maintain true mass flow rate and density of a wide range of liquids with high accuracy.

KC-Series

LC-Series controllers rapidly reach setpoints and maintain stable control of liquid volumetric flow rate or pressure for water or other liquids, including methanol, iso-propanol, ethanol, ammonia, dimethylether, iso-pentane, thiophene, iso-octane or heptane.

LC-Series

CODA KC-Series Coriolis mass flow controllers accurately control true mass flow rate, even when you have unknown or changing chemical composition of your process fluid.

KC-Series

Specification comparisons

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Mass flow meters

Standard (high) accuracy Measurement range (% FS) Max pressure differential (PSID) Min pressure drop (PSID) Use for
M ±0.6 (0.5)% RD or ±0.1% FS 0.01-100 75       1 Standard
MW ±0.75 (0.6)% RD or ±0.1% FS 0.01-100 10       0.07 Low pressure drop
MS ±0.8 (0.4)% RD and ±0.2% FS 0.01-100 75       1 Corrosive gases
MQ ±0.6% RD or ±0.1% FS 0.01-100 75

      1

High system pressure
MB ±0.6 (0.5)% RD or ±0.1% FS 0.01-100 75       1 Portable
MWB ±0.75 (0.6)% RS or ±0.1% FS 0.01-100 10

      0.07

Portable, low pressure drop
MBS ±0.8 (0.4)% RD and ±0.2% FS 0.01-100 75       1 Portable, corrosive gases
MBQ ±0.6% RD or ±0.1% FS 0.01-100 75

      1

Portable, high system pressure
KM ±0.5% RD or ±0.05% FS 1-100       6 High pressure and/or unknown fluid composition
KMO ±1% RD or ±0.2% FS 1-100       6 High pressure and/or unknown fluid composition
FP-25 ±1% RD 0.5-100 10       0.16 Ambient air monitoring
BIO Configuration-dependent 0.01-100 75       1 Bioreactor applications

Mass flow controllers

Standard (high) accuracy Control range (% FS) Max pressure differential (PSID) Min pressure drop (PSID) Use for
MC ±0.6 (0.5)% RD or ±0.1% FS 0.01-100 75       1 Standard
MCP ±0.6 (0.5)% RD or ±0.1% FS 0.01-100 75       1 High flow rate (≥50 SLPM)
MCR ±0.6 (0.5)% RD or ±0.1% FS 0.2-100 75       2.4 High flow rate (≥50 SLPM), low differential pressure
MCW ±0.75 (0.6)% RD or ±0.1% FS 0.01-100 15       0.06 Low pressure drop
MCS ±0.8 (0.4)% RD and ±0.2% FS 0.01-100 75       1 Corrosive gases
MCRS ±0.8 (0.4)% RD and ±0.2% FS 0.2-100 75       2.4 High flow rate (≥50 SLPM), low differential pressure, corrosive gases
MCQ ±0.6% RD or ±0.1% FS 0.01-100 75       1 High system pressure
MCD ±0.6 (0.5)% RD or ±0.1% FS 0.01-100 75       1 Bidirectional flows
MCRD ±0.8 (0.4)% RD and ±0.2% FS 0.2-100 75       1 Bidirectional flows, high flow rate (≥50 SLPM), low differential pressure
MCDW ±0.75 (0.6)% RD or ±0.1% FS 0.01-100 15       0.06 Bidirectional flows, low pressure drop
MCRDW ±0.8 (0.4)% RD and ±0.2% FS 0.2-100 15       0.1 Bidirectional flows, high flow rate (≥50 SLPM), low pressure drop
MCDS ±0.8 (0.4)% RD and ±0.2% FS 0.01-100 75       1 Bidirectional flows, corrosive gases
MCDQ ±0.6% RD or ±0.1% FS 0.01-100 75       1 Bidirectional flows, high system pressure
MCE ±0.6 (0.5)% RD or ±0.1% FS 0.01-100 75       1 SEMI standards & form factor
MCES ±0.8 (0.4)% RD and ±0.2% FS 0.01-100 75       1 SEMI standards & form-factor, corrosive gases
MCV ±0.6 (0.5)% RD or ±0.1% FS 0.01-100 75       1 Integrated pneumatic shutoff valve
MCVS ±0.8 (0.4)% RD and ±0.2% FS 0.01-100 75       1 Integrated pneumatic shutoff valve, corrosive gases
BC (Basis) ±1.5% RD and ±0.5% FS 0.5-100       0.15 Small footprint, large quantity thermal
KC (CODA) ±0.5% RD or ±0.05% FS 2-100       6 High pressure and/or unknown fluid composition
KCO (CODA) ±1% RD or ±0.2% FS 5-100       6 High pressure and/or unknown fluid composition
BIOC Configuration-dependent 0.01-100 75       1 Bioreactor applications

Liquid flow meters

Standard accuracy Measurement range (% FS) Max pressure differential (PSID) Min pressure drop (PSID) Use for
L ±2% FS 0.01-100 75       2 Standard
LS ±2% FS 0.01-100 75       2 Corrosive liquids
LB ±2% FS 0.01-100 75       2 Portable
LBS ±2% FS 0.01-100 75       2 Portable, corrosive liquids
KM (CODA) ±0.2% RD or ±0.05% FS 1-100       6 High pressure and/or unknown fluid composition
KMO (CODA) ±0.6 RD or ±0.2% FS 1-100       6 High pressure and/or unknown fluid composition

Liquid flow controllers

Standard accuracy Control range (% FS) Max pressure differential (PSID) Min pressure drop (PSID) Use for
LC ±2% FS 0.01-100 75       2.5 Standard
LCS ±2% FS 0.01-100 75       2.5 Corrosive liquids
LCR ±2% FS 0.2-100 75       4 High flow rate (≥1 SLPM), low differential pressure
LCRS ±2% FS 0.2-100 75       4 High flow rate (≥1 SLPM), low differential pressure, corrosive gases
KC (CODA) ±0.2% RD or ±0.05% FS 2-100       6 High pressure and/or unknown fluid composition
KCO (CODA) ±0.6 RD or ±0.2% FS 5-100       6 High pressure and/or unknown fluid composition

Pressure transducers

Standard (high) accuracy Measurement range (% FS) Max pressure (PSIG) Use for
P ±0.25 (0.125)% FS 0.01-100 200-750 Standard
PS ±0.25 (0.125)% FS 0.01-100 200-750 Corrosive gases
PB ±0.25 (0.125)% FS 0.01-100 200-750 Portable
PBS ±0.25 (0.125)% FS 0.01-100 200-750 Portable, corrosive gases
EP ±0.125% FS 0.01-100 Small footprint, high quantity
EPS ±0.125% FS 0.01-100 Small footprint, high quantity, corrosive gases

Pressure controllers

Standard accuracy Control range (% FS) Max pressure (PSIG) Use for
PC ±0.25 (0.125)% FS 0.01-100 200-750 Standard
PCS ±0.25 (0.125)% FS 0.01-100 200-750 Corrosive gases
PCD ±0.25 (0.125)% FS 0.01-100 200-750 Bidirectional flows
PCDS ±0.25 (0.125)% FS 0.01-100 200-750 Bidirectional flows, corrosive gases
EPC ±0.125% FS 0.01-100 Small footprint, high quantity
EPCD ±0.125% FS 0.01-100 Small footprint, high quantity, bidirectional flows
IVC ±0.5% FS 0.01-100 Integrated vacuum controller

 

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