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Bronkhorst instruments are used for numerous applications in many different markets. In this section you will find an overview of the main markets for our equipment, illustrated with some typical examples of applications.
Are you looking for technical documentation, are you interested to learn more about the measuring principles of Bronkhorst products, or you do want to get in contact with a Bronkhorst Service Engineer? This section will guide you to the relevant service & support topics.
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In April 2022, Bronkhorst introduced a completely new mass flow controller product line to the world; the FLEXI-FLOW Compact. We asked our product manager, Vincent Hengeveld, responsible for Bronkhorst’s gas flow product portfolio, why this new gas Flow Controller is so revolutionary and how customers can benefit from this device.
Vincent: “As a product manager, I was part of the development team creating a completely new concept; develop a product featuring ease of use and flexibility through the entire customer journey from product selection to product use. And we succeeded… The result is a new mass flow controller, called FLEXI-FLOW Compact. With this flow instrument, we are not only able to measure and control gas flow and temperature, but also to measure and control the upstream and downstream pressures in your process with one flexible instrument. This is the future in mass flow control…. Mass Flow Control #Redefined.”
“The new concept of measuring mass flow and pressure is based on a technology called TCS, Through Chip Sensor. This new sensor exists of a capillary tube made with MEMS technology and combines the best of two worlds; a fast and stable flow sensor applied in our proven bypass construction for a reliable and highly accurate flow measurement.
Our R&D colleague Wouter Sparreboom will tell you all about this new development is his blog next month. So, stay tuned for that…”
“The most interesting part for our customers is that the instrument is flexible to use, meaning that with this mass flow controller you can both measure and control mass flow and pressure. That’s really unique! Besides that, the instrument is one of the most compact ones in our product portfolio. It allows users to save space in their system and a reduction of weight. This was one of the requests we received from our analytical customers and benchtop bioreactor customers.
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“In (benchtop) bioreactors gas flow controllers are used in the process to supply gases for growing bacteria, yeast or cells before the biological synthesis can take place. The role of flow controllers is seen in adding gases continuously over a period of a few days to several weeks. We learned that a wide dynamic range of the flow controller is desirable here, allowing the bioreactor manufacturer for easy change of flow range and switching between gas types with only one instrument. This way, the manufacturer can benefit from model reduction, resulting in less stock inventory.
Read our application note to learn more about the role of this gas flow controller in benchtop bioreactor applications.
“Reactive sputtering is a vacuum deposition technique and is used for applying coatings for anti-reflection, hardening, anti-wear, anti-corrosion, etc. Mass flow controllers play a key role in this process for the supply of gases.
We discovered that ‘fast response’ is an important feature of flow controllers in this deposition technique. The new gas flow controller is equipped with a sensor which can react very fast on setpoint changes (within 150 milliseconds). We learned that reactive sputtering applications can benefit from the large dynamic flow range, which makes it possible to control gas flows from 0,5 mln/min up to 20 ln/min. Check out the application note to learn more about the flow instruments suitable for this application.”
A fourth application which can benefit from this new flow controller can be found in the energy market; fuel cell testing and development applications. Development and research fuel cells depend on many fluidic parameters during testing. Read more about this in our blog ‘Fuel cell development & testing by mass flow control’.
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Read more on how mass flow control plays a key role in fuel cell testing and fuel cell development processes, using gas mass flow controllers.
Thermal mass flow meters are used to measure mass flow of low gas flow. A mass flow controller is a flow meter combined with a control valve.
Ahad explains why he embarked on developing this agile software tool; FlowSuite, with a team of R&D colleagues and external experts.