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  • What type of fluid can I flow through my Alicat flow instrument?

    What type of fluid can I flow through my Alicat flow instrument? Alicat devices can be customized to flow a wide range of fluids, however each device has its own unique capabilities. Taking a look at gas flow vs. liquid flow devices can help you get the most out of your instruments while minimizing risk […]

  • Bleeding your liquid device tutorial

    Bleeding your liquid device tutorial Alicat differential pressure based liquid flow meters and controllers should only be used to flow liquids. Sometimes, however, a liquid contains trapped air or gas bubbles. It is critical that the device only measures the pressure of the gas-free liquid flowing through the device (no bubbles), or readings will be […]

  • Batch function tutorial

    Batch function tutorial If you have a controller with the totalizer feature, you have the ability to set a batch fill. This allows you to set a specific total volume and a setpoint at the same time. Whether controlling flow or pressure, the device will hit the setpoint and automatically stop flow once the given […]

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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. 

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    Liquid ingress into a gas flow instrument

    Liquid ingress into a gas flow instrument Gas flow controllers and meters are designed to flow only gases, but accidental liquid ingress into a gas flow device can happen in most environments. Depending on the specific flow devices at hand, liquid ingress may be a minor inconvenience, or may result in requiring a whole new […]