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Category: Technology comparison

  • Clamp-on flow meters and Alicat portable flow meters

    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. We will […]

  • Flow instruments for low-flow liquid applications

    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. Skip ahead […]

  • Rotameters vs Alicat flow meters for bioprocessing

    Rotameters vs Alicat flow meters 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 for each […]

  • Ten parameters for choosing flow instruments

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

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    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.