mass flow Articles

  • Fundamentals vacuum and mass flow technology

    One of the goals of these blog postings is to give readers knowledge about vacuum and mass flow technology. The Society of Vacuum Coaters has established a foundation (SVCF) with a similar goal. Dr. Don McClure (Acuity Consulting & Training) has created “The Vacuum Wizard Video”. Dr. McClure worked at both IBM & 3M and has been teaching for over 20 years about vacuum coating ...

  • FAQ Corner – What is turndown ratio?

    We are occasionally asked for the turndown ratios of our flow meters and flow controllers. There are varying perceptions as to what this term actually means. The turndown ratio of a Mass Flow Meter (MFM) or Mass Flow Controller (MFC) defines the usable range for which it can operate while maintaining its published accuracy. It can be expressed using the following formula: A flow meter ...

  • Achievement Unlocked: Brian Estep Appointed Vice Chair of ASME’s Thermal Committee

    In the modern world, an Engineer must have clear focus, an ability to think critically under pressure, and a willingness to work long hours. When skills are developed over time and knowledge is refined, meaningful innovation can and does come to fruition. However, what allows one to rise above the daily grind to make a positive impact on the Engineering community at large, and bring lasting ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • What is OGI quantification?

    OGI quantification is a measurement of Mass Flow Leak Rate (MFLR)(the size) of a leak or concentration in ppm. Challenges of OGI quantification: Quantifying leak rate using OGI is extremely challenging. EyeCSite algorithm takes many aspects into account. Quantifying a compound: In order to quantify a compound, the detected normalized contrast at each pixel is converted into a concentration path ...


    By EyeCGas -OGI by OPGAL

  • Influence of spray dryer parameters on exergetic performance of microencapsulation processs

    Exergy analysis of fish oil microencapsulation process by spray drying was carried out. The process was performed on a mini–spray dryer and skim milk powder was used as the coating wall material. The drying experiments were conducted to find the effects of inlet drying air temperature, drying air mass flow rate, feed mass flow rate, and spraying gas mass flow rate on inlet exergy, outlet exergy, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How to Attain Precise CO2 Injection in the Carbonated Beverage Production Process

    Looking for the perfectly carbonated beverage? Is your CO2 injection process leaving your drinks flat? Industrial mass flow controllers offer the perfect solution for controlling the exact CO2 injection into beverages to create the perfect foam for the beer industry or carbonation for popular soft drinks. It is pivotal that carbonated beverage manufacturers have the ability control the exact ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Mass flow measurement of glass fibres - Case Study

    Produkt: glass fibres Einbauort: in a ...


    By ENVEA

  • Adsorption of hexavalent chromium by crosslinked chitosan–iron(III) in an air-lift reactor

    Column experiments were conducted in an airlift reactor containing a certain amount of crosslinked chitosan–iron(III) (Ch-Fe), to examine the effects of adsorbent mass, flow rate, and influent concentrations on Cr(VI) removal. The breakthrough time increased with an increase in Ch-Fe mass, but decreased with an increase in initial Cr(VI) concentration. The exhaustion time decreased with an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Capillary Tube Thermal Mass Flow Meters & Controllers - A User`S Guide - White Paper

    Abstract Capillary tube thermal mass flow meters directly measure the mass flow rate of clean gases and gas mixtures in lower flow ranges. A capillary tube thermal mass flow controller adds an integrally mounted flow control valve to the flow body of the mass flow meter and bom monitors the mass flow rate and controls it to be equal to a set-point value selected by the user. This paper ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Minute Flow Tip! Don’t Settle for “Good Enough

    The capillary thermal technology used in every SmartTrak mass flow controller measures flow directly, at the molecular level. In essence, counting and controlling every gas molecule flowing through the instrument to achieve unmatched precision. Unaffected by upstream gas temperature and pressure fluctuations, gas mass flow control is direct and ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Gas Mass Flow Control: Why Thermal Mass Flow Technology is Recommended for Best Accuracy!

    It’s no secret. Price, but perhaps more importantly, performance, drive every new product acquisition you make. How important is measurement accuracy and control to your lab experiment or industrial process? It’s critical. If your flow readings are off or the flow is not controlled with precise accuracy your research is compromised, product quality suffers, and processes loose ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • How Does a Thermal Flowmeter Work?

    A thermal flowmeter works by measuring the total mass flow rate of a fluid flowing through a pipe or duct. In a thermal flowmeter’s simplest working configuration, fluid flows past a heated thermal sensor and a temperature sensor. As the molecules of the fluid flow past the heated thermal sensor, heat is lost to the flowing fluid. The thermal sensor cools down while the temperature sensor ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Direct Mass Flow or Volumetric: The Thermal Flow Meter Technology Advantage!

    In today’s world where everyone is watching the bottom line, you need high performance, cost-effective instrumentation—and capillary thermal mass flow meters and controllers have been proven to meet this criteria in a wide range of process applications. Thermal mass flow technology is an industry standard for mass flow control of gases because it measures flow directly, at the ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Exothermic reaction induced by high-density current in metals: possible nuclear origin

    Since 1989, many experimenters worked on low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR). They face both an experimental and a theoretical dilemma: how to design simple and convincing experiments in a complex system and if the phenomenon has a nuclear origin, why do they observe no radiation. A rather simple water mass flow calorimeter was designed to study this phenomenon under different experimental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of Mass Flow Controllers

    Did you ever wish your mass flow controller could do it all? You’re not alone. End users ranging from machine builders to laboratory researchers are often faced with the challenge of needing flow measurement and control equipment for a wide variety of applications. Many customers call the SmartTrak 100 mass flow controller the “Swiss Army knife” of MFC’s. Finding a mass ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Improving accuracy in analog mass flow measurements 5th order polynomial curve fitting

    Analog thermal mass flow instruments perform very accurate and repeatable measurements. These instruments are calibrated to meet an accuracy/linearity specification such as +/- 1% Full-scale. In a typical calibration, ten or twenty representative data points are recorded and analyzed and uncertainties are calculated for each data point referenced to a precision measurement standard. Careful ...

  • Minute Flow Tip Video - Mass Flow Versus Volumetric Flow Technology

    When engineers and systems integrators need to measure gas flow rate in an industrial process or scientific research, there are many types of technologies to choose from. This makes selecting the right gas flow meter a challenge. In addition to technology, engineers must consider many other parameters: price for value, cost of ownership, size of footprint, application flexibility, calibration ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Performance assessment of an integrated absorption cooling–hydrogen liquefaction system using geothermal energy

    An integrated geothermal based triple effect absorption cooling and Linde–Hampson system for hydrogen gas liquefaction is proposed and analysed thermodynamically. The effect of various operating conditions and parameters on the system performance is studied. The results show that the mass of hydrogen gas pre–cooled by the absorption system per unit mass flow rate of geothermal water flowing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • For Vortex Flow Meters, accuracy matters in steam energy flow measurement

    The heat is on. Most facilities managers are in the hot seat to account for all of the flow energy, going in and out of their facility which is no easy task. This mandate is no different for steam flow measurement. Vortex flow meters continue to be the industry standard for accurate steam flow measurement. Despite this fact, there is a common debate about vortex mass flow meters versus ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • [Minute Flow Tip Video] Mass Flow Versus Volumetric Flow Technology

    When engineers and systems integrators need to measure gas flow rate in an industrial process or scientific research, there are many types of technologies to choose from. This makes selecting the right gas flow meter a challenge. In addition to technology, engineers must consider many other parameters: price for value, cost of ownership, size of footprint, application flexibility, calibration ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

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