Micronics portable flowmeter used repeatedly by Chemical Vapour Deposition R&D Consultancy

A global partner in Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) R&D, Engineering and Consultancy used a Micronics Portaflow 220 to prove the flow conditions on the furnace cooling circuits being used during a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for a customer project. Since that time High Wycombe-based ATL has also used it to calibrate flow conditions on the fluid supply to the sealing liquid on a customer’s vacuum system. Paul Worley, ATL’s Project Manager now intends to install the unit in a semi-permanent fashion to ensure that there is adequate flow on ATL’s own R&D systems and for future project builds.

Paul Worley initially discovered the Micronics unit by searching for flowmeters online and is pleased with his find. “I have not used Micronics previously but would certainly use them again and recommend them to others; availability was great (same day collection), it was easy to setup and very portable.”

The Portaflow 220 is a specialist Micronics product, used for clean liquid monitoring. And it delivers significant savings on installation costs and less disruption than when installing an alternative in-line meter because pipes do not need to be cut into. The Micronics clamp-on flowmeter for liquids is portable and easy to use and offers continuity and long term reliability. It is robustly constructed and provides a quick means of measuring flow accurately. There are considerable maintenance and service benefits provided by this non-contact technology. Paul Worley was impressed by the fact that Portaflow could be used without having to cut into the pipes and, consequently that very limited downtime was necessary, crucial in a 24 hour operation. This device is very simple to use – there is no overhead for additional fittings, plant modification, or retro-fit expenditure. Also there is no contact with fluid so there is no risk of contamination of the process fluid and possible exposure of the monitoring equipment to corrosive or toxic liquids.

ATL was established in 1980 to provide solutions to extreme environment coating using CVD and related processes.  They have now worked throughout the world on over 250 coating challenges, covering a full range of industries, and worked with some of the world’s leading companies utilising a large segment of the periodic table.

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