- Are you utilizing high pressures in your applications (> 1500 psig)?
- Have you had issues with down time due to clogged valves?
- Does your process utilize a gas that acts as a super-critical fluid?
I was perusing Control Global’s website this morning, (an aside – they have GREAT stuff on their site, check it out if you haven’t been there before) and ran across a new white paper discussing thermal mass flow meters. It reminded me of an important distinction we commonly discuss with customers: inferred mass flow measurement vs. direct mass flow measurement.
While we were cleaning out our offices a few weeks ago a co-worker of mine handed me a great Norman Rockwell oil painting that we used to have hanging in one of our hallways. It was taken down when we were updating our facility. He wasn’t sure what to do with it. The reason we used to have it hanging up in the walls at Brooks (and the reason I’m going to find it another nice home on our walls) is because in the background of the picture you can see some Brooks Sho-Rate variable area flow meters between the two men on the left. Brooks provided Sho-Rate flow meters to NASA for some of the first missions into space. Read more…
Yesterday, during the Chem Show in New York City, our very own Steve Kannengieszer was interviewed by Chemical Processing magazine‘s Senior Digital Editor, Traci Purdum. We’re still waiting for the video but I thought I would share some of the Q&A’s that were covered. If you are at the Chem Show, stop by and see us at booth 303! Read more…
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.
Brooks Instrument knows a lot about agency approvals. If you need a mass flow controller, mass flow meter, or pressure controller for a hose down or hazardous area requirement you came to the right place! We not only have the approvals, but we can also help you understand which approval is right for your application. For example, what’s the difference between UL ‘Listed’ and UL ‘Recognized’ and which one is right for my application?
Well the UL Listed products carry the following mark.
This means that the product has been tested by UL to nationally recognized Safety Standards and has been found to be free from reasonably foreseeable risk of fire, electric shock and related hazards in a Division 2 / Zone 2 environment. The Brooks SLAMF Series thermal mass flow meter/mass flow controller and pressure controllers, and the Quantim IP65 Coriolis mass flow meter/mass flow controller products are all UL listed.
As a vendor exhibiting at Intersolar you get to see the show from a little different perspective than the average show visitor. Through your interaction with numerous customers visiting your booth you start to get a sense of the mood of the attendees and the opportunities that exist in the solar industries.
My first observation is that I was glad Brooks Instrument participated in the Intersolar portion of the combined Semicon/Intersolar show. From a facilities perspective, the two venues for the shows almost reflected the state of the two industries. Intersolar is located in Moscone West, a new exhibit hall which features large windows that let in the sun and generates a positive atmosphere on the show floor. The solar industry is the future and these facilities reflect that optimism.
I’m very excited to introduce you to the official Brooks Instrument Blog! This blog will be a great place for processing audiences from all industries to learn more about Brooks products, technologies, interesting applications, industry trends and so much more. Plus, the blog is a great place for you to share your ideas and opinions about all types of flow, pressure and level products and applications.
We plan on updating the blog more than once a week in categories such as Coriolis and thermal mass flow, level measurement, pressure applications, direct liquid injection vaporizer solutions and variable area meters. We’ve put together a great core team of experts that will post to the blog, including members of Brooks’ management, sales and product management teams. I encourage you to post comments on any or all of the blog entries as it’s a great way to share knowledge and find suggestions from some of the industry’s leading specialists.