Sierra Instruments has announced the launch of a range of new mass flow devices, including its RedySmart™ mass flow meters and controllers ideal for biopharmaceutical (BioPharm) applications.

The new RedySmart flow meters and controllers contain no moving parts and are unaffected by upstream temperature and pressure fluctuations.

They also provide a compact footprint, easy integration onto a cost-effective gas mixing block, and a wide array of communications protocols.

Sierra has also introduced the RedyCompact™ range of flow meters and regulators as an ideal upgrade to antiquated rotameters.

All of these thermal instruments employ high-precision MEMS (Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems) technology, utilising an advanced, ultra-stable no-drift CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor. Because of the inherent stability of the thermal sensor design, Sierra offers a unique ‘Lifetime No-Drift Warranty’ on the sensor. This offers a huge advantage in OEM applications where long-term stability is key.

The RedyCompact in particular offers users a valuable digital upgrade to mechanical rotameters. Battery-powered, and with a large touch-screen, the RedyCompact is easy to read from a distance with its automatic screen adjustment (0°/90°/180°/270°) for easy installation and visibility. RedyCompact also offers higher mass flow accuracy than volumetric rotameters and regulates flow rate with the high-resolution value by dialling in a manual setpoint.

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Source: Sierra Instruments

“There is no better way to kick off a new year than with a brilliant new OEM mass flow controller solution for our customers,” enthused Matt Olin, President of Sierra Instruments. “Sierra is the only company in the industry to offer a Lifetime No-Drift sensor warranty, so OEMs get the stability needed for original products that require no downtime.”

“And our RedyCompact meter is going to be a real eye-opener for thousands of industries that have recognised the limitations of their rotameters. As volumetric meters, rotameters are unable to measure gas mass flow rate. The result is poor accuracy. As a drop-in replacement, it’s the ultimate alternative to common sight-glass rotameters meters.”

Five versions of the RedySmart and four versions of the RedyCompact are available through Sierra representatives or at Sierra’s online store, the company said.