Vogtlin Thermal Mass Flow Meters and Controllers Ensure Greater Accuracy of CO2 Monitoring in Bioreactor Process for Algae Culturing
Oak Creek, WI-August 13, 2019- A biotech company producing highly nutritious, all-wild algae replaced inaccurate sight meters with Vogtlin red-y smart High-Precision Thermal Mass Flow Meters and Mass Flow Controllers to more accurately monitor gas flow within the very sensitive bioreactor process that cultures the algae. As biotechnology is a sensitive science, small differences in process conditions make a substantial difference in results.
Sight glass meters were susceptible to temperature and pressure deviations, resulting in value variations by 10% or more. The red-y smart Thermal Mass Flow Meters and Controllers offered a highly reliable and automated solution for CO2 onboard totalizing and flowrate indication to support greater process results. With repeatability of less than 0.2%, the Vogtlin Thermal Mass Flow Meters and Controllers ensure the same value every time gas is added to the bioreactor process.
By providing an electronic output, the red-y smart Thermal Mass Flow Meters and Controllers eliminate the need for operators to manually read meters. Automating processes is critical to modern biotechnology research to reduce error and costs while providing faster results. Other capabilities of the Thermal Mass Flow Meters and Controllers include onboard totalizing, flowrate indication as well as the ability to adjust the flow on the fly to accommodate process variables.
Utilizing MEMS sensor technology, Vogtlin meters and controllers are extremely fast, accurate, and highly repeatable, making them ideal flow devices for any bioreactor process. The Vogtlin mass flow instruments guarantee flexibility with:
- Turndown of over 1:100 (large turndown helps cover huge gas mix ranges with fewer mass flow controllers and simplifies systems and reduces costs)
- Up to 10 different programmed gases in every mass flow meter
- Strong valve that handles a range of inlet and outlet pressures
Download the application story on how Vogtlin Mass Flow Controllers Ensure Accurate Bioreactor Process or refer to the website for more information on Vogtlin red-y smart High-Precision Thermal Mass Flow Meters.
Established in 1986, Vögtlin Instruments AG is a Swiss designer and manufacturer of precision flow instrumentation. Vögtlin became a member of the TASI group in 2011. TASI Group’s Flow Segment, which also includes Air Monitor, AW-Lake Company, EXACT Dispensing Systems, Fox Thermal, Greyline, KEM-Kueppers, LitreMeter, Onicon, Pulsar Process Measurement, Seametrics, and Sierra Instruments, delivers flow meter, flow control and dispensing solutions. TASI Flow products are developed, customized and serviced through technical centers in the US, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and China. https://www.voegtlin.com/en/
About AW-Lake Company
AW-Lake Company, a TASI Group company, is a leading North American design, manufacturing and service company of flow measurement technology for the fluid control needs of various industries, including oil & gas, chemical processing, paints & coatings, hydraulics & pneumatics, food processing, and fluid power. As part of the TASI Group’s Flow Segment, which also includes Air Monitor, EXACT Dispensing Systems, Fox Thermal, Greyline, KEM-Kueppers, LitreMeter, Onicon, Pulsar Process Measurement, Seametrics, Sierra and Vogtlin Instruments, AW-Lake services and distributes an extensive portfolio of flow measurement instrumentation throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. For information, please contact Marcia Reiff, Marketing Director, at 800-850-6110, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit AW-Lake’s Web site at www.aw-lake.com.
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