Category: Choosing your Alicat

  • Alicat Model Guide

    This guide describes our product lines to assist you in choosing which model best fits your use case.

  • Types of Pressure Controllers

    Understanding pressure controller types: pressure reducing regulators and controllers, back pressure controllers, and closed volume pressure controllers.

  • RS485 vs RS232 and what is right for you?

    The important differences between the two interfaces have to do with distance of operation, number of devices being used, level of electrical noise, and network topology.

  • How to Optimize Flow Systems

    Making a flow system work best Alicat devices—mass flow control, pressure control, and metering—enable custom solutions for a variety of conditions and materials. Optimizing flow requires understanding and accounting for: Flow Range Fluid Valve Sizing PID Tuning Response Time Environmental conditions Pressure differentials This article provides an explanation of, and offers ways of adjusting for, […]

  • Types of Gas Flow Meters

    There are many different ways to measure flow. Here, we present a brief overview of some of these technologies to understand how flow meters work. 

  • Selection Guide for Pressure

    The questions below can help you narrow down the many options Alicat has for pressure controllers and pressure transducers.

  • Selection Guide for Flow

    The questions below can help you narrow down the many options Alicat has for mass flow controllers and mass flow meters.

  • Absolute vs Gauge: Choosing the Right Pressure Control

    The choice to use absolute or gauge pressure can be a critical decision that significantly impacts the intended operation of your process.

  • Why Turndown Ratio Matters

    Turndown ratio is a measure of the useable range of an instrument, expressed as the full-scale range divided by the minimum point of measure.

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