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.
About Hoffer Flow Controls
Hoffer Flow Controls has been designing and manufacturing quality liquid turbine flowmeters and related process instrumentation for more than fifty years. Our initial experience was in the field of cryogenic flow measurement. Today our reputation in this field is synonymous with quality. Today Hoffer Flow Controls manufactures high-precision turbine flowmeters to measure clean liquids and gases throughout the processing industries. Please be sure to follow Hoffer Flow Control on Linked In
Hoffer turbine flow meters
Hoffer Turbine Flowmeters are available in a broad range of standard and special materials. The wide range of construction options allows for selecting the optimum combination of useful range, corrosion resistance, and operating life for a particular application. A low mass rotor design allows for a rapid dynamic response which permits the turbine flowmeter to be used in pulsating flow applications.
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