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  • UPB tests hydrogen-diesel engine efficiency using mass flow meters

    UPB tests hydrogen-diesel engine efficiency using mass flow meters In an effort to reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector, the European Commission is working to reduce CO2 emissions from transportation by 37.5% over the next 10 years. A promising approach is to focus on developing alternative fuels and technologies to replace greenhouse intensive ones. […]

  • 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 […]

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    What is mass flow?

    What is mass flow? A common way to measure and control flow is with a mass flow instrument, but what is mass flow? The answer to this can be approached from a number of angles, which we cover in this article. What do mass flow meters and controllers do? Most mass flow devices output a […]

  • What is the difference between mass flow and volumetric flow?

    What is the difference between mass flow and volumetric flow? Understanding the difference between mass flow and volumetric flow is important when determining which flow instrument is right for your application. Here we introduce the concepts of mass flow and volumetric flow and discuss use cases for each measurement. What is a volumetric flow rate? […]

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    Operating principle: Laminar differential pressure mass flow technology

    Alicat mass flow instruments operate on the principle of differential pressure-based laminar flow measurement.

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    Addressing scaling challenges of bioreactor sparging using mass flow control

    Addressing scaling challenges of bioreactor sparging using mass flow control This article was originally published in Fluid Handling Pro on June 29, 2021. Read the original article here. Every bioreactor sparging system is designed for the introduction of oxygen to feed cell cultures. Meanwhile, the system must remove carbon dioxide to prevent toxic buildups that would […]

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    Improving color dosing for liquid detergents using Coriolis mass flow meters

    Improving color dosing for liquid detergents using Coriolis mass flow meters Why is some laundry detergent blue? Many household liquid laundry detergents are easily recognized by their distinct blue color (sometimes also green or purple). Besides playing an important role in brand recognition and customer appeal, these colored dyes also serve a more functional purpose. […]

  • Framergy purifies methane from natural gas streams using MOFs and Coriolis mass flow meters

    Framergy purifies methane from natural gas streams using MOFs and Coriolis mass flow meters Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are a novel class of nanomaterials which are highly effective as a solid adsorbent and utilize their unique “cage-like” structure to trap molecules. Because of these properties, MOFs have been studied for numerous fluid storage, separation, and […]

  • Alicat mass flow controllers resist back pressure contamination

    Evaluation of Alicat Mass Flow Controllers’ Resistance to Back Pressure Contamination Mic Chaudoir, Ph.D. Rohan Morajkar, Ph.D. Introduction Mass flow controllers (MFCs) are essential to many modern production and test processes. Precise and reliable flow control is particularly important for efficient, sustainable production in applications such as glass fabrication and bioprocessing. Within such processes, MFCs […]

  • 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 […]