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Category: Pressure regulation applications

  • Inside oven of gas chromatography setup
    Verifying and optimizing gas chromatography processes

    Verifying and optimizing gas chromatography processes Gas chromatography (GC) is an important analytical technique used to separate and analyze chemical components in a mixture. Here, we provide a brief introduction to GC and discuss some of the common application challenges and mass flow/pressure solutions. How does gas chromatography work? The sample is first injected into […]

  • Fiber optical cables
    Precise and repeatable flow control in optical fiber manufacturing

    Let’s take a look at how optical fibers are manufactured, and where Alicat mass flow controllers and meters fit into the picture.

  • Calibrating a variable area flow meter with an Alicat

    Calibrating a variable area flow meter with an Alicat Variable area flow meters, commonly known as rotameters, use the pressure of a flow stream to determine a volumetric flow measurement. The pressure causes a ball within a conical tube to float, and the height is directly correlated with the flow rate of the gas or […]

  • Replicating bird song using pressure in a closed system

    Replicating bird song using pressure in a closed system How do birds sing? Much like you and I do, it turns out. Research by Dr. Coen Elemans et al, Universal mechanisms of sound production and control in birds and mammals, published in Nature Communications Nov. 27, 2015, found that birds and mammals use the same […]