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Find updates about our newest products and features, and articles highlighting flow and pressure related applications, discoveries, and advancements.

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    The hydrogen future

    The hydrogen future Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. When compared to fossil fuels as an energy source, hydrogen energy generation technologies are much safer for the environment as many only produce pure water as an emission. As a result of hydrogen’s potential to mitigate the effects of global warming as a […]

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    Coming soon: Intrinsically safe flow and pressure control

    Coming soon: Intrinsically safe flow and pressure control Early next year, Alicat will release its new line of mass flow and pressure instrumentation designed to meet local CSA/ATEX/IEC safety requirements. ATEX zone 0 certified gas mass flow controllers simultaneously measure flow, pressure, and temperature and can control either flow or pressure. These devices are designed […]

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    SO2 in wine manufacturing

    SO2 in wine manufacturing Sulfites, sometimes called sulphates, are important naturally occurring compounds with applications as disinfectants, refrigerants, and lab solvents and reagents. Sulfur dioxide, or SO2, is a commonly used sulfite which is a colorless, pungent, toxic, corrosive gas at standard temperatures and pressures. It is primarily synthesized by volcanic activity, but also from burning […]

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    Environmental impact of lab-grown diamonds 

    Environmental impact of lab-grown diamonds In addition to being faster and cheaper to manufacture, lab-grown diamonds are more environmentally and socially responsible than mined diamonds. The two most popular methods for growing diamonds are high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) and chemical vapor deposition (CVD). In particular, a subset of CVD, microwave plasma CVD (MPCVD) is growing in […]

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    Indoor hydroponic farming

    Indoor hydroponic farming In recent years, agricultural practices have rapidly developed due to improvements in technology, leading to better disease resistance, greater nutrient density, and overall higher yields for various crops. One of the most important agricultural developments driving such increased productivity has been recent widespread popularization and commercialization of indoor hydroponic farming systems. The […]

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    Slot-die coating

    Slot-die coating Slot-die coating is a reliable and versatile method of applying layers sized from 10 nm to 2 microns onto substrates, over 8x thinner than the diameter of a human hair. Relative to other techniques, slot-die coating offers greater consistency and precision at these tiny thicknesses and therefore is common to industries such as […]

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    Alicat and Graftel are partnering to ensure quick turnarounds on recalibrations

    Alicat and Graftel are partnering to ensure quick turnarounds on recalibrations July 15, 2022 Graftel has been a customer of ours for almost two decades and has developed into a highly valuable partner. As a full service accredited lab for gas, liquid flow, pressure, temperature, air velocity, and humidity, they can support a variety of […]

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    Alicat is now offering IP66 and IP67 certifications for industrial communication devices

    Mass flow meters and controllers with Ethernet-based communication protocols now available with IP66 and IP67 ratings April 28, 2022 Alicat is announcing the new option of IP66 and IP67 certifications for flow and pressure devices using industrial communication protocols. These instruments match the specifications, including accuracy and measurement/controllable range, of standard Alicat devices. They are […]

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    Four methods to control pH in bioreactors

    Four methods to control pH in bioreactors Keeping pH at healthy biological levels is potentially the most powerful tool in upstream bioprocessing to increase product titers. Bioreactions are expensive and run on long timelines, making it critical to maximize each run. Mammalian cells are only viable in environments with pH between 7.1 and 7.4. But […]

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    Advantages and use cases for shaker, rocker, and stirred tank bioreactors

    Shakers, rockers, and stirred tank bioreactors – advantages of each We’ve previously written articles comparing single-use bioreactors to stainless steel or glass multi-use bioreactors. You can read about when to switch to single-use, the advantages of single-use in small-scale bioprocessing, and the environmental impacts of single- and multi-use bioreactors. In this article, we compare the […]