Science & Technology Institutions for Process Cooling
Hoffer turbine flow meters | Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) is the major nuclear particle experimental facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory, underpinning the Laboratory as a world-class scientific institution. LANSCE provides the opportunity to perform experiments with low- to high-energy neutron sources and high-energy proton irradiations.
As a designated Department of Energy national user facility, LANSCE hosts many internal and external users, including large international collaborative research teams.
Of utmost importance for many labs, operations can provide adequate cooling capabilities given the amount of energy created. Deionized water is used for some of these cooling operations.
The LANSCE lab has selected Hoffer turbine flow meters to measure cooling water on many of their flow applications. The Hoffer meters are designed using 316L stainless steel construction for the meter housing and the internal wetted parts of the meter. Hard carbon composite sleeve type bearings were selected to provide good compatibility with the deionized water.
Careful consideration is important when selecting the materials due to the high radiation environment. The electronics used by the lab are located remote from the flow meters in a non-radiated and protected environment.
The lab has now standardized Hoffer turbine flow meters and has installed Hoffer turbine flowmeters in sizes ranging from ¼” through 4”. The meters have been installed for approximately two years and provide excellent measurement data to the lab continuously. The lab operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The continued performance is a testimony to the endurance of Hoffer turbine flow meters.
Hoffer Flow Controls has a long history of providing high-quality, highly accurate turbine flow meter systems to the Navy and other areas of the U.S. defense and aerospace industries. Solving difficult flow meter applications is what our company is known for. We have been providing custom flow meter solutions to the industry for over 50 years.
About Hoffer Flow Turbine Flowmeters
Turbine flow meters measure the velocity of liquids, gases, and cryogenic fluids. These include hydrocarbons, chemicals, water, cryogenic liquids, air, natural gas, and industrial gases. Above all, Hoffer turbine flowmeters are simple to operate and maintain.
Hoffer Turbine Flow Meters Are In Service Worldwide
Hoffer turbine flow meters are in service worldwide as a reliable, cost-effective method for achieving high accuracy flow measurement. Furthermore, in recent years, new markets and industries have developed for turbine flow meters. For instance, new growth markets include aerospace, military flow applications, chiller systems, and many others. Many features on Hoffer turbine flow meters are important in these growth markets. Specifically, these include dynamic response time, wide flow range capability, and the ability to customize the turbine flow meter for a specific flow application. Custom features may include the design of the flow meter housing, a unique blade angle on the turbine meter rotor assembly, special materials of construction, etc. Please be sure to follow Hoffer Flow Controls on Linked In
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