Re: Electronic Mass FLOW Meters and CONTROLLERS

Posted by Troy Stehr ( on 11:26:37 15/11/05

In Reply to: Electronic Mass FLOW Meters and CONTROLLERS posted by Richard O'Leary


I agree with Richard's comments on Volumetric versus Mass flow, with the exception of 'not known well enough'. MFCs have been used in this application for at least a decade, on Stellite machines, serveral other makes of HVOF systems, and are in use at TWI and Johnson Matthey.

I would also argue the comment about Bronkhorst being the market leaders. Other makes of MFC are available, Hastings Mass Flow Controllers(Teledyne Hastings Instruments)are used on all the examples I mentioned above. In the interest of impartiality, you can find further information at:

Follow Ups:

Surface Engineering Forum

Surface Engineering Message Board Archive

Surface Engineering Message Board Archive Index

Post A Message!

Gordon England Surface Engineering ForumPlease go to the new Surface Engineering Forum as this old message board is a read only archive. Please copy and paste relevant information or link to the page if you wish to reactivate a thread on the new forum.

Gordon England Independent Thermal Spray Coating Consultant
Telephone: +44 (0)1252 405186


Site Links


Nature of Thermal Spray Coatings

Surface Engineering in a Nutshell

Surface Engineering Forum

Thermal Spray Gun Repair Service

Plasma Consumable Parts

Thermal Spray Powder Supplies


Thermal Spray Coatings on Carbon and Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymers

HVOF Coating of Paper Making Roll

Abradable Coatings


Thermal Spray Processes:

Combustion Wire Thermal Spray Process

Combustion Powder Thermal Spray Process

Arc Wire Thermal Spray Process

Plasma Thermal Spray Process

HVOF Thermal Spray Process

HVAF Thermal Spray Process

Detonation Thermal Spray Process

Plasma Flame Theory

Cold Spray Coating Process

Wear and Use of Thermal Spray Coatings

Corrosion and Use of Thermal Spray Coatings

Glossary of Thermal Spray and Surface Engineering Terms

Image Directory for Thermal Spray Coatings

Plasma Gas Flow Information

Plasma Gas Flow Correction Calculator

Contact Form

Links to other interesting sites related to thermal spray and surface engineering

Reciprocal Links

Periodic Table of the Elements

SI Units

Calculators for Conversion between Units of Measurement

Hardness Testing

Surface Engineering Message Board Archive

Surface Engineering Message Board Archive Index

Photography Gallery2

Photography Gallery3

© Copyright Gordon England