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The most popular blogs about flow control

January 8, 2020 Lynn Woerts
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2020 is a few days old and the plans and goals of this new year are starting to take shape. Let’s look back on last year. What did we achieve? Which blog post was the most fun, useful, gripping or interesting to you? Oh and by the way, we’ll assure you that we’re going to share all our knowledge about low flow, mass flow and flow meters even more often this year. From the overview of the 2019 statistics, we’ve come up with a top 5 of most popular blog posts.
 
1. How to deal with vibrations using Coriolis mass flow meters
2. Do you know why Mass Flow reference conditions matter?
3. Real-time pressure and temperature compensation to optimize flow control
4. Flow Meter Accuracy & Repeatability
5. Flow control valves; the most used accessory in flow control

Top 5 most popular blog posts in 2019

1. How to deal with vibrations using Coriolis mass flow meters 

A Coriolis mass flow meter is known as a very accurate instrument and it has many benefits. To be quite frank we were quite surprised that this blog post came in first place. In industrial applications, all kinds of vibrations with different amplitudes are very common. However, the question is whether these vibrations influence the measuring accuracy of a Coriolis mass flow meter. Ferdinand Luimes, Liquid Flow Technologies product manager, shares the advantages as well as the disadvantages of these flow meters and provides some handy hints in using these instruments.

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2. Do you know why Mass Flow reference conditions matter?

The world of flow measurement applies reference conditions, which can be further divided into standard reference and normal reference. Another distinction is between European and American style. Chris King, Bronkhorst USA General Manager, sheds light on this apparently complicated construction in his blog post, detailing exactly what the differences are and explaining why these reference conditions matter.

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3. Real-time pressure and temperature compensation to optimize flow control

This blog post topped the charts in 2018 and is still in the top 5 today, once again proving the relevance of this topic. As it turns out, various external factors can have an influence on the measurement accuracy and control stability of mass flow controllers. Vincent Hengeveld, Gas Flow product manager, explains the theory behind real-time pressure and temperature compensation.

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4. Flow Meter Accuracy & Repeatability

Choosing which flow meter is right for your application is a pivotal element in its success. Generally speaking, the two important statistics are flow meter accuracy and repeatability. In his blog post, Chris King explains what these two parameters mean and why they are crucially important.

Control valves

5. Flow control valves; the most used accessory in flow control

Finishing the list is a blog post about control valves, perhaps the most often used accessory in flow meters. A control valve is used to control a flow by varying the size of the flow passage. Do you know which valve is best for your flow meter? Stefan von Kann, senior engineer in applied physics, provides a number of tips and tricks for the most pressing areas of attention.

2019 guest bloggers

We wish to thank our guest bloggers very much for their fascinating studies and compelling stories. It fills us with pride that you contributed content to our website in 2019. 

  • Roland Snijder, medical physicist resident at Haaglanden Medisch Centrum (NL), worked as a researcher on the multi-infusion project at the department of Medical Technology & Clinical Physics of University Medical Center Utrecht. In his guest blog, he focuses on investigating physical causes of dosing errors in multi-infusion systems. 
  • Jean-François Lamonier (University of Lille) is an expert in the catalytic treatment of volatile organic compounds. In this blog post, he explains how his team uses flow meters for this purpose.
  • Jornt Spit, researcher at the Radius research group at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences in Belgium, has a background in biochemistry and biotechnology. He is working on renewable biomass. Read his blog post on controlled CO2 supply for algae cultivation and its valuable contribution as an alternative source of carbon. 
  • Prof. Michaela Aufderheide (Cultex Technology GmbH) has been working in the field of cell-based alternative methods with a focus on inhalation toxicology for more than 30 years. Increasing pollution of the environment and workplaces demands new testing methods. Read her blog post: ‘The e-cigarette – A blessing or a curse?’ 
Would you like to become even more inspired? All blog posts can be read on our website.

On behalf of the entire Bronkhorst team, I wish you a healthy, wonderful and innovative 2020!



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