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Why is the Bronkhorst Coriolis Flow Meter Called ‘Mini’?

One of our eye-catchers in the liquid flow product line portfolio is the Coriolis flow meter. Our Coriolis flow meter series was introduced in 2007 and since then a huge success for both gas and liquid flow measurements in the industry as well as lab applications. At their introduction the Coriolis instruments got the name ‘mini CORI-FLOW’. This name was chosen for two reasons: it was a small flow meter and it measured and controlled low flows, using the Coriolis principle.

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Why use In-line Filters for Flow Instruments?

With mass flow instruments, the accessory of choice often is a communication cable, these are essential in allowing you to communicate with an instrument and monitor or access the very information that you purchased the instrument to make available. However, one accessory is often over-looked and can be far more essential to the long-term performance and life-time cost of running an instrument, especially in industrial applications; in-line filters.

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The Importance Of Flow Control In Chocolate Production

Dosing system with automated pump dosing Have you ever thought about how you can further optimize your process by automating the dosing process of ingredients – such as flavorings – into the production line? We often see that chocolate manufacturers, or in fact the entire confectionery industry, still use scales to dose additives into the process. Whereas you can automate this by using a dosing system with flow meters. The latter method has several advantages: Advantages of dosing system with flow controller Accurate dosing of liquid ingredients; this allows you to make efficient use of the raw materials, resulting in

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Accurate Dosing Of Release Agent

Have you ever seen cars with a nice ‘leather look’ dashboard? One of our customers in the automotive industry manufacturers these ‘skins’ that look like leather. These ‘skins’ are produced by spraying liquid – colored polyurethane – into moulds. To allow an easy skin release from the mould, a release agent must be applied onto the mould surface. The amount of release agent is essential in this respect and must be perfectly dosed as it determines the quality and look & feel of the product. The ‘skin’ will remain adhered to the mould when too little agent is applied, whereas

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Top 10 Questions About Liquid Dosing

Almost every day you encounter products whose production process involves liquid dosing: when you eat sweets or a piece of chocolate, when you do the laundry or put on some nice perfume. There are countless other examples… Not only is liquid dosing used in the food industry to add fragrances and flavorings, it’s also used to add dyes to detergent and other household products. Another industry where dosing plays an important role is the petrochemical industry, where it’s used to dose additives (like catalysts). When do you need flow meters to dose additives, fragrances and flavorings? When do you need

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Flow Meters In The Food Industry

In the food industry there are many processes in which gas flows or liquid flows need to be measured or controlled. Flow meters or flow controllers are used in aeration processes for beverages or ice creams and for dosing applications such as adding ingredients – like flavorings, colorants and aromas – in confectionery products. But besides food processing applications, flow control is also used in sterilization processes of packaging. In this blog I’ll share some applications stories in more detail: Flow controllers for additive dosing There is a huge variation in candy available on the market, each brand with its

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Pressure And Temperature Compensation To Optimize Flow Control

Various external factors can have influence on the measurement accuracy and control stability of mass flow controllers. But what are the most common challenges in pressure and temperature control? And how can you fix these?Real-time pressure- and temperature compensation can be the answer. As a Gas Flow Technology Manager at Bronkhorst, I know that efficiency and yield in a process require a stable gas flow. This gas flow can be measured and controlled by a thermal mass flow controller. In this blog I will explain the challenges you can encounter in pressure and temperature control and share some tips on

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How Mass Flow Controller Can Support The Pharmaceutical Industry

Bronkhorst recently had a customer who needed support with the exact dosing of pharmaceutical excipients. This customer was planning a continuous Pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. Batch process manufacturing Traditionally, most human pharmaceuticals are manufactured in a step by step batch process with extensive tests between steps to ensure consistent quality and efficacy of the finished medicine. The manufacture of pharmaceuticals is a highly-regulated process with Government agencies inspecting and approving both the process and the facilities where medicines are manufactured. In 2016 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed for the first time in its history a manufacturer to switch

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The Role Of Flow Control In Hydrogen Production

Hydrogen has become a hot topic recently. Besides application in the traditional industry, we see more and more applications in the sustainable energy sector. Flow meters play an important role in Hydrogen Production, as reliable and precise flow measurements are essential to the process. For many years now, we have been supplying flow meters to HyGear in Arnhem (NL), which they use in their steam reforming units. Bronkhorst spoke with Ellart de Wit, CTO of HyGear, to find out more about this interesting market, the steam methane reforming units they develop, and the role that our flow meters play in

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Mobile Calibration Setup For Flow Meters

How do you know for sure that the gas flow that you measure or set is right? The answer is quite simple: make sure that the flow instrument you are using to measure the gas flow gives the real value. Therefore, calibration (and adjusting) of the flow meter, at times, is necessary. What Is Calibration? Calibration is comparing the measurement value of a device under test – DUT – with a known (reference) quantity. Results of calibration are stored in a calibration certificate. In this particular case, Bronkhorst has developed a mobile calibration setup for a customer in the chemical

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