- Multi-parameter measurement: flow, temperature, and pressure in one instrument
- Simple and secure connection through Bluetooth and comprehensive App
- Superior accuracy through onboard gas database and real time conversions
- NAMUR status indication keeps you informed about your process
- Adaptable to many applications through wide dynamic range of measurement and control
- Dynamic flow ranges up to 1:1000
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The Bronkhorst FLEXI-FLOW™ Compact Mass Flow Meters and Controllers
Swanson Flo: The Low Flow Experts
Demonstration of Ultra Low Flow Control Loop Combining the Equilibar Precision Valve and the Bronkhorst Mini CORI-FLOW™ Meter
Gas Flow Measurement & Control - Aeration Applications
Many processes include gas flow measurement and control. Gas flow meters are standard in laboratories, machinery, industry, hazardous areas, and various markets, including the analytical market, the chemical industry, renewable energy, the semiconductor industry, the food and beverage industry, and surface treatment.
Applications for Aeration
Aeration is when air, oxygen, carbon dioxide, or other gases circulate, mix, or dissolve in a liquid or substance.
Aeration applications are typical in food and beverage markets, wastewater treatment, fish tanks, and fish farms. Controlling oxygen levels in beer brewing and winemaking, for example, allows fermentation. Milk, sparkling water, and other carbonated beverages, such as cola require a throughflow of gases to remove odors or add CO2. Industrial gas flow control, similar to air pumps in a fish aquarium, is used to aerate ponds to grow fish or algae.
Gas Flow Aeration Markets:
- Winemaking and beer brewing
- Production of carbonated beverages
- Fermenters and bioreactors
- Treatment of wastewater
- Farms for fish and algae
- High repeatability
- Easy to check actual gas flow
- Gas consumption monitoring
- Ingress protection class IP65 rugged and waterproof housing
Bronkhorst provides mass flow meters and controllers with capacities of up to 5000 ln/min Air equivalent. In aeration applications, up to 50% of MASS-STREAM flow measurement and control instruments include a multi-functional display that provides various additional options.
Bronkhorst is a company that specializes in gas flow measurement and control instruments.
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Bronkhorst ES-FLOW Flow Meter/Controller Achieves 3-A Sanitary Standards
Bronkhorst presents their new generation of ES-FLOW Ultrasonic Flow Meters for low flow rates of water, additives, and other liquid substances. The improved flow meters measure volume flow from 2 up to 1500 ml/min with even higher precision, high linearity, and low-pressure drop, using ultrasound in a small-bore tube. The instruments are liquid-independent, thanks to the unique measuring principle, which accounts for the flow calculation's actual sound velocity. Thanks to the combination of a straight sensor tube with zero dead volume, the flow meter is self-draining. The flowmeter with orbital TIG-welded flanges is CIP or SIP cleanable and now meets 3-A sanitary standards for hygienic applications. More information at the Swanson Flo website here.
Bronkhorst Mini Cori-Flow™ Coriolis Mass Flow Meters & Controllers
Mass Flow Measurement of low flow rates, independent of fluid properties.
With the development of the mini CORI-FLOW™ series Bronkhorst achieved a technological breakthrough in Coriolis mass flow measurements and control, by realizing a compact, cost-effective Coriolis Mass Flow Meter/Controller for accurate measurement and control of (very) low flow rates. The unique design of the miniature Coriolis sensor features unsurpassed performance, even with changing operating conditions in pressure, temperature, density, conductivity and viscosity.
Contrary to many other Coriolis flow meters on the market, mini CORI-FLOW™ offers integrated PID control and close-coupled control valves or pumps, thus constituting very compact, cost- and space-saving, precise Coriolis Mass Flow Controllers.
For more information about Bronkhorst Mass Flow Meters and Controllers, contact Swanson Flo. Call them at 800-288-7926 or visit their website at https://swansonflo.com.
Accurate Dosing of Corrosion Inhibitors Greatly Improves Corrosion Prevention and Extends Pipeline Life
A corrosion inhibitor system will add small concentrations of (bio)chemicals into the process which form a film on the interior surface of the pipe or vessel, preventing corrosive attack. The effectiveness of an inhibitor system greatly depends on the correct injection amount, and can be influenced by the environmental and process conditions; so accuracy is crucial here. A properly applied chemical corrosion inhibitor system is very effective in lowering corrosion rates, with the potential to reduce corrosion rates up to 99%.
The key in determining the overall rate of corrosion over the life of a pipeline is determined by the proportion of time for which the corrosion inhibitor is available, and the correct concentration. In order to accurately assess the availability of corrosion inhibitor, it is necessary to have some means of accurately measuring the dosage of inhibitor being injected.
Using a low flow control system containing a mass flow controller (MFC) allows for very accurate corrosion inhibitor dosing. High accuracy and high turndown ratio is achieved based on pure mass flow measurement with this type of flow meter. A device such as the Bronkhorst (mini) CORI-FLOW mass flow controller can directly control valves and pumps via it's on-board PID controller, and be further optimized with ancillary PLC and HMI controls, extending both performance and flexibility.
The application of chemical corrosion inhibitors can significantly reduce the rate of corrosion and using a dosing system with an integrated MFC (such as the Bronkhorst (mini) CORI-FLOW) enables real-time monitoring, control and logging of injection rates. This allows online checking of flow rates and instantaneous re-setting of the required flow rate. Asset management and preventive maintenance is supported with several active diagnostics.
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Instruction Manual for Bronkhorst Mass Flow Pressure Meters and Controllers for Gases and Liquids
For your convenience, below is the instruction manual for mass flow meters and controllers.
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