We offer the widest product range of low-flow mass flow meters on the market. Numerous styles of both standard and bespoke instruments can be offered for applications in laboratory, machinery, industry and hazardous areas.
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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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The use of catalysts already has led to better biodegradable plastics, new pharmaceuticals, improved fuel cell performance… and more. Let’s hope they also solve part of our energy transition needs, with a little help from Bronkhorst…!
Hydrogen is a highly promising and potentially sustainable energy carrier, especially for long-term energy storage and transportation. There is an increasing demand for hydrogen as industries, including the chemical sector, are transitioning to using it as a feedstock. Additionally, hydrogen is essential for applications that require extreme heat and power, which cannot be achieved solely through electrification.
For shorter to medium distances, land-based transportation through pipelines or trucks, carrying pressurized hydrogen, is the most suitable option. However, the current hydrogen pipeline infrastructure is still in the preliminary stages of development, limited in capacity and range, and mainly confined to regional areas.
Cryogenic transport is better suited for longer distances but comes with its challenges. The preparation process to turn hydrogen in a cryogenic state, requires a significant amount of energy. Moreover, as the distance increases, there are significant boil-off losses associated with cryogenic transport.
(Liquid) hydrogen carriers offer a promising solution for simplifying the handling and safety challenges associated with gaseous hydrogen. These carriers allow for virtually loss-free transport at atmospheric or near-atmospheric pressure and temperature conditions.
Some promising examples of liquid hydrogen carriers include Ammonia (NH3), Methanol, Formic acid, organic hydrides, and Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC). Optimization is needed to make the conversion process more sustainable and easier to manage.
However, the current process of converting hydrogen into a hydrogen carrier, and vice versa, faces difficulties. These processes often have a large carbon footprint, making them energy-intensive and inefficient. Additionally, different types of hydrogen carriers require varying levels of health and safety measures.
Worldwide focus is to find hydrogen carriers that do not have these current difficulties.
Catalysts play a crucial role in speeding up chemical reactions and reducing the required temperature and pressure by lowering the activation energy. They can have a significant impact on the optimization of hydrogen carriers.
Different catalysts are needed for the forward and reverse reactions. Effective conditioning and experimentation are necessary to determine the effectiveness of new catalysts, considering actual conditions such as pressure, temperature, gas amounts, and liquid or vapor mixtures.
This highlights the importance of accurate fluidic feed control and measurement to obtain the required parameters for single or multiple compositions. Repeatability is crucial for comparing test results and setups. Factors like pressure and temperature variations, as well as the design and installation of the process, reactor, tubing, and piping, can introduce biases.
Our highly accurate and repeatable gas & liquid mass flow measuring instruments are suitable for even the lowest flow conditions. The EL-FLOW and mini CORI-FLOW instruments, when used as flow controllers, can compensate for changes in upstream and downstream conditions through integrated closed-loop feedback. Traditional valves and pumps may drift without notice, but our flow instruments provide stability under varying feed conditions.
The latest multi parameter FLEXI-FLOW devices offer extremely fast measurement and control of mass flow, as well as inlet and outlet pressure. The additional temperature reading enables full process control. Modern diagnostics can detect system failures such as clogging, pressure drop, or backflow.
If you are interested in learning how we can improve and support your research, you can find useful information in various application notes:
Flow controllers play an important role in producing hydrogen. Read the interview with customer Hygear in steam reforming units for hydrogen.
The choice of piping is important for your flow meter. Check out why and read the tips of our Field Engineer.
What is calibration? Read the blog to find out wat it is, why it is necessary and what the difference is between calibration and adjustment.
Bronkhorst High-Tech designs and manufactures innovative instruments and subsystems for low-flow measurement and control for use in laboratories, machinery and industry. Driven by a strong sense of sustainability and with many years of experience, we offer an extensive range of (mass) flow meters and controllers for gases and liquids, based on thermal, Coriolis and ultrasonic measuring principles. Our global sales and service network provides local support in more than 40 countries. Discover Bronkhorst®!