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The most popular blogs about flow control

January 5, 2021 Lynn Woerts
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2021 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 2020 statistics, we’ve come up with a top 5 of most popular blog posts.

  1. What is the difference between laminar flow and turbulent flow?
  2. How to select the right flow meter for your application?
  3. The importance of mass flow measurement and the relevance of Coriolis technology
  4. Biotechnology and bioreactors a very diverse technology
  5. Mass flow instruments top 10 tips for installation

Top 5 blogs about flow meters in 2020

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 answers in this blog!

difference between laminar and turbulent flow
selecting the right flow meter or flow controller

2. How to select the right flow meter for your application?

Selecting the right flow meter is the key to success but can be challenging. There are a lot of flow meters to choose from for every kind of application. The right flow meter is essential for crucial data collection and the wrong one can lead to grief in the budget and costly lost production time. Chris King, Bronkhorst USA General Manager, will discuss some important elements that go into the decision-making process of a flow meter, taking into account the differences between volume- and mass flow measurement. Read his blog, to get tips on how you can select a flow meter for your application!

3.The importance of mass flow measurement and the relevance of Coriolis technology

The Coriolis measuring principle is all around us in the physical world; e.g. the earth’s rotation and its effect on the weather. It is also a well-known phenomenon in the world of flow measurement. Besides flow meters for thermal mass flow measurement and ultrasonic volume flow measurement, Bronkhorst has also a product line of flow meters using the Coriolis measuring principle. James Walton, Bronkhorst UK General Manager, shares his ideas about the relevance of this technology.

mini CORI-FLOW Coriolis Mass Flow Meter, principle of operation

Flow controllers for bioreactors and fermentation

4. 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.

Flow meter and controller installation tips

5. Mass flow instruments top 10 tips for installation

When you install a flow meter or flow controller it is important that you get the best performance from the moment you install and turn it on. Selecting the right flow meter and installing it properly is essential for crucial data collection. Do you know what to consider when installing a mass flow instrument? Check here the top 10 tips for installation of thermal mass flow meters and controllers.

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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ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE BRONKHORST TEAM,
I WISH YOU A HEALTHY, WONDERFUL AND INNOVATIVE 2021!

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