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Category: Guides: Flow instruments

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    How we use your application info to build a custom device

    How we use your application info to build a custom device Alicat mass flow and pressure controllers and meters are custom built to meet specific application needs. Some of the most common considerations when building a custom Alicat solution include: Application Flow rate Fluid type Inlet & outlet pressures Process temperature Analog/digital communication Process threads […]

  • Tech comparison: Clamp-on flow meters and Alicat portable flow meters

    Tech comparison: Clamp-on flow meters and Alicat portable flow meters A key benefit of portable flow meters is their ability to measure flow without needing to be built into your process. Here we analyze two portable flow meter technologies: the commonly used ultrasonic clamp-on flow meter and the Alicat portable differential pressure-based mass flow meter. […]

  • Selection guide: Alicat portable flow meters

    Selection guide: Alicat portable flow meters Alicat offers several types of portable mass flow meters to use for quick and easy flow validation, verification, and calibration in a variety of applications. Portable flow meter options include models from our standard differential pressure series, portable differential pressure liquid meters, and complete on-the-go calibration kits. Here we […]

  • Tech comparison: Flow instruments for low-flow liquid applications

    Tech comparison: Flow instruments for low-flow liquid applications There is a wide range of flow technologies available for measurement and control in low-flow liquid applications, from mass flow and differential pressure to velocity flow and positive displacement. Here we analyze some of the most popular low-flow liquid flow solutions and evaluate use cases of each. […]

  • Selection guide: Alicat mass flow instruments for bioprocessing

    Selection guide: Alicat mass flow instruments for bioprocessing Alicat Scientific mass flow meters and controllers are highly configurable – during our last count, we lost track at 1034 configurations. This gives our customers and partners the ability to customize their devices to meet specific application needs. For bioprocessing applications, this includes specified bioreactor mass flow […]

  • Tech comparison: Alicat flow meters vs rotameters for bioprocessing

    Tech comparison: Alicat flow meters vs rotameters for bioprocessing Any bioprocess needs flow meters to feed bioreactors, drive filtration and chromatography, and monitor critical process parameters. Here we provide a comparison of the operating principles and key features of two flow meter technologies: rotameters and Alicat mass flow meters. We then provide recommended use cases […]

  • Selection guide: When to use a CODA Coriolis mass flow instrument

    Selection guide: When to use a CODA Coriolis mass flow instrument Alicat’s CODA-Series meters and controllers operate using Coriolis technology. In this article, we discuss CODA device capabilities and use cases. What parameter do you need to measure and/or control? CODA Coriolis meters and controllers can be used to: Measure/control true mass flow rate (gas […]

  • Tech comparison: Ten parameters for choosing flow instruments

    10 parameters for choosing the optimal mass flow meter for an application

  • Selection guide: Alicat mass flow and pressure instruments

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

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    Tech comparison: Types of gas flow instruments

    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.