mass flow control Articles

  • How to Specify the Best Mass Flow Meter or Controller for Your Application

    A question we get a lot from our customers is how to determine which Sierra mass flow meter or mass flow controller is best for their application.  Followed up by: What’s the difference between an economical mass flow controller and a premium mass flow controller. Our ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Mass Flow Control in Bioreactors - Case study

    Vogtlin mass flow controllers are an excellent tool for precise control of gas flows in bioreactors. Bio reactors are used for critical and delicate processes where mass flow control of relevant gases need to be reliable, repeatable and flexible. For example, the dissolved oxygen needs to be carefully controlled to obtain repeatable pH control and volumes of fermentation gases like CO and H2 ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

  • [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, ...


    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, ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • 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. ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Thermal mass flow meter for Compressed air solution - Case study

    iCenta delivered the IC-MCF Air Flow Meter complete with ancillary accessories. The IC-MCF air flow meter is indispensable for managing energy use with compressed air / nitrogen up to 12000 L/min (normal). The inexpensive mass flow meter provides precision and wide rangeability as a result of being micro-machined, integration of a micro-flow sensor and advanced channel-design technology. The ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

  • Bunker disputes avoided by using coriolis meters - Case study

    Coriolis meters are being used in the shipping industry to give true volume of fuel being delivered and to avoid bunker disputes due to aeration of fuel, known as the ‘Cappuccino’ effect MORE INFORMATION Fuel suppliers sometimes introduce air intentionally into marine fuel during ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

  • 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 ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Mass flow controllers for Regulating gas flow rates - Case study

    For automatic or manual control, Voegtlin’s thermal mass flow controllers allow high precision regulation of gas flow rates and consistent quality of gas mixtures. The fast control response minimises the setting time. CMOS Sensor Technology By using high-precision CMOS technology (semiconductor sensors) Voegtlin’s thermal measurement and control devices ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

  • Process gas mass flow controllers - An overview

    A mass How controller (MFC) is used 10 control the How of gases in a wide range of microelectronic processes. A well-designed MFC maintains a constant tlow within I percent of the full-scale flow, has a repeatability of 0.2 percent of full scale, and has a response time of 1 second to reach within 2 percent of the desired (command) flow, all of this is in response to any changes in command flow. ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • 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 ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Maximizing bioreactor performance - Case Study

    Paul Sauer, Associate Scientist of Protein Design Lab's Cell Culture Development Group, had two compelling reasons for specifying mass flow controllers for his work: The first was the need to acquire an array of data that would allow them to more effectively control fermentation processes; The second was the need to minimize the formation of foam in the bioreactor's headspace. To minimize foam, ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Providing Precision Flow Control Solutions for Critical Biomolecular Research

    When scientists at the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Biomolecular Sciences (CBS) in the United Kingdom needed instrumentation to control the flow of gases in their research, they turned to Litre Meter, a UK distributor for Sierra Instruments, and the SmartTrak 100 series mass flow meters and ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Industrial thermal mass flow meters Pt.1 -Pt.2 - measurement & control

    An industrial thermal mass flowmeter measures either the mass velocity at a point in a flowing gas or the total mass flow rate through a channel or pipe. Figure 1 shows a typical thermal mass flow sensing element. It consists of two sensors: a mass flow sensor and a temperature sensor, which automatically corrects for changes in gas temperature. Both sensors are reference- grade platinum ...


    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.

  • Glass manufacturer controls gas ratios - Case Study

    For a specialty glass manufacturer that constructs high-quality glass containers for the pharmaceutical and analytical industry, manual control of air and natural gas flow to the burner tip had resulted in unacceptable levels of rejected material, as well as excessive gas consumption. The process engineers were seeking methods to improve glass quality, reduce raw material waste, and increase ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Core technology part 1: thermal--capillary & immersible

    For gas mass flow measurement and control, Sierra offers the broadest selection of thermal mass flow measurement products on the market. This is because our thermal mass flow products incorporate two types of advanced thermal technologies, each complementary to the other and each with unique advantages. These two thermal sensing technologies directly measure gas mass flow based on principals of ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Reducing the threat of carbon soot – Case Study

    The U.S. government now recognizes that black carbon soot is the number two cause of climate change and the most important component of air pollution affecting our public health. This soot, caused mainly by the burning of fossil fuels and firewood, is often found in huge smog-like plumes known as "atmospheric brown clouds." According to a report commissioned by the U.N. Environment Program, this ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Out with the Old?

    As growth in digitalisation sees manufacturers increasingly moving towards purely electronic sensors, iCenta Controls explores the future for mechanical flow instruments and their place in the market. Should companies continue to invest in mechanical flow technology or move towards developing non-invasive intelligent sensors? The answer, of course, is they should do both. But the question ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

  • Tracking Gas Consumption, Efficiency and Costs - Case study

    Continuous gas consumption monitoring plays an important role in optimising process operating efficiency and economical allocation of resources with associated cost and energy savings. In addition, rapid detection and localisation of leaks is a vital safety issue when handling gases. CMOS Sensor Technology By using high-precision CMOS technology (semiconductor sensors) ...


    By iCenta Controls Ltd

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