Cleaning an Alicat tutorial
Cleaning the outside of your device
To clean the outside of your device, use a gentle electronics cleaner and a microfiber cloth. For tougher stains or residues, apply isopropyl alcohol to the cloth. This video shows you how to clean the outside of your device. For information on cleaning the inside of your device, keep scrolling.
Cleaning the inside of your device
Sometimes the inside of your device needs cleaning. This may be the case if bits of pipe tape become lodged in the laminar flow elements, or if dirty gases or liquids have entered your Alicat. You should never open the flow body, because this will render your calibration invalid. Instead, call Alicat or visit alicat.com/service to request a professional cleaning. Following the cleaning, we will recalibrate your device to keep it in tip-top operation.
You can, however, open up our large Rolamite valves to clean their belts and gratings of any debris or metal filings that have been captured by their strong magnets. This video shows you how to disassemble, clean and reassemble a Rolamite valve in real time.