Archive for November, 2010

Key Instruments Launches E-Commerce Site for Flow Meters

November 16th, 2010 Comments off

A project that has been near and dear to my heart over the past several weeks is now finally complete, and we have launched for Key Instruments, which is a division of Brooks Instrument. The new site allows customers to quickly and efficiently purchase select standard flow meters 24 hours a day and have the product shipped out the very next business day.

This is an exciting step for us … venturing into selling our quality flow meters direct to customers through We’ve found that many customers are looking for a simple way to order standard flow meters, and will now satisfy these customers. We look at this website as just another way of expanding our customer service. is organized so buyers can easily find the flow meter they’re looking for. Buyers can search by product series if they know the model, or they can search by fluid type, pipe connection size, scale length or full-scale flow rate. The website is also optimized for mobile e-commerce using the iPhone and other smartphones.

Check it out!

Mass-Based Propane Odorant Injection System

November 12th, 2010 Comments off

For the October issue of Pumps & Systems, Brooks Marketing Manager Wes Sund contributed an article titled, “Mass-Based Propane Odorant Injection System.” In the article, Wes describes the traditional method for propane odorization, as well as advances that provide the following benefits: higher accuracy to minimize odorant consumption; no moving parts for reliable operation and minimal maintenance; and documentation of actual odorant dosing rates. The advances are made through mass flow controllers with Coriolis sensor technology.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:
A liquid mass flow controller based on Coriolis technology was selected as a technology that would provide these desired benefits. The operating concept of a mass flow controller-based odorization system is very simple. The odorant injection control system takes a reading from the propane delivery meter and calculates the flow setpoint required to meet the odorant mass/propane volume ratio specification. The flow controller is sized to meet a wide variation in propane delivery rates experienced from summer to winter.

Read the full article here.

Magnetic Level Gauges Receive North American CSA and CRN Certificates

November 9th, 2010 Comments off

It’s official! We have received our important CSA and CRN approvals for the Model 810 magnetic level gauge and associated transmitters and switches. These approvals verify Brooks’ high quality and compliance with international standards that customer’s value.

CSA International, the leading provider of product testing and certification services for the United States and Canada, has certified Brooks transmitters and switches to be intrinsically safe and explosion/flame-proof in Class I, Div 1 hazardous areas. ABSA (Alberta Boilers Safety Association), the pressure equipment safety authority for Alberta, Canada, has also issued a CRN (Canadian Registration Number) certificate for the Model 810 magnetic level gauge. Brooks expects to receive CRN certificates for the rest of the Canadian provinces shortly.

The CSA and CRN certificates are just two more in our very broad international certification portfolio, including IECEx, ATEX, PED and many more, allowing us to meet a broad set of customers’ requirements throughout the world and in many industries.