Our most popular blogs about flow control

January 4, 2021 Lynn Woerts
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Welcome 2022… ! Thes new year is just a few days old and it is always a nice moment to recap the previous year. Which blog post about flow control was the most fun, useful, gripping or interesting one to you?
I analysed our 2021 statistics, and would like to share our top 5 of most popular blogs about flow meters and flow control.

  1. What is the difference between laminar flow and turbulent flow?
  2. Graphene, how can we produce it on a larger scale?
  3. Biotechnology and bioreactors a very diverse technology
  4. Flow meter accuracy & repeatability
  5. Top 10 questions about liquid dosing

Top 5 blogs about flow meters in 2021

1. What is the difference between laminar flow and turbulent flow?

Thermal flow instruments behave best using a laminar flow, at least if we look at the thermal mass flow meters or flow controllers with a bypass sensor. However, in practice you will encounter a turbulent flow quite often. A turbulent flow can affect the accuracy of your measurement, something you would like to prevent. How can you prevent this turbulence effect and how can you keep the disadvantageous effects of a turbulent flow to a minimum and what is the difference between laminar flow and turbulent flow? Our field service engineer, Allard Overmeen shares his top 3 tips in this blog!

difference between laminar and turbulent flow
Flow meters/controllers for producing Graphene

2. Graphene, how can we produce it on a larger scale?

Did you know that there are various methods to produce graphene. One of the most common methods in single-layered graphene production is Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposition (PE-CVD). In this method, a mixture of gases - in which at least one gas contains carbon – is heated until a plasma has formed. Mass flow meters and controllers are used in CVD processes to dose gases and liquids accurately. By using Chemical Vapour Deposition large sheets of graphene can be produced. Our technical advisor, Gerhard Bauhuis, will explain the story how you can produce graphene on a larger scale with flow meters, flow controllers and pressure meters/controllers.

Flow controllers for bioreactors and fermentation

3. Biotechnology and bioreactors a very diverse technology

What is biotechnology? And what are the solutions for bioprocessing and bioreactor with mass flow meters in a bioreactor or fermenter market? Our Bioreactor specialists, Gunther Kolder and Dion Oudejans, explain the rise of this fascinating technology and share their knowledge about the role of flow controllers in the aeration process within the bioreactor. Read their blog about the role of flow meters in bioreactor processes.

Accuracy and repeatability flow meters/controllers

4. Flow meter accuracy & repeatability

A flow meter’s specifications are pivotal elements in choosing which flow meter is right for your application. Two important parameters are your flow meter’s accuracy and repeatability. But why is flow meter accuracy or flow meter repetability important? Chris King, our General Manager from Bronkhorst USA, explains in the blog the two parameters and why this two parameters are important.

top 10 questions about liquid dosing

Top 10 questions about liquid dosing

When do you need flow meters to dose additives, fragrances and flavourings? When do you need a dosing pump? And how does that work? Bronkhorst is a specialist in dosing systems and Peter Derkzen and Gerhard Bauhuis are responsible for developing dosing solutions for all sorts of processes where additives must be dosed. They receive all kinds of questions related to dosing of additives. The have listed the top 10 questions about liquid dosing in this blog.

E-book: How to handle low liquid flows

What do micro reactors, catalyst research and odorant dosing have in common? Well, they all require the handling of low liquid flows. In the world of flow control & measurement, we distinguish between low flows and high flows. But what does this really mean?

It’s here! Our e-book focusing on low liquid flows. Low flows are really a niche market in the world of flow. To help you understand low flows even better, we created an e-book with recommendations for low liquid flow setups, focusing on liquid flows < 100 g/h.

e-book how to handle low liquid flows

Download the e-book and learn about:

  • What are (ultra) low liquid flows?
  • Tips for flow meter selection
  • Liquid supply using a pressure vessel
  • Liquid supply using a pump
  • How to deal with external conditions?
Would you like to become even more inspired? All blog posts can be read on our website.

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