Automotive

Test Benches and mobile Applications

Automotive Branche

TrigasDM is valued by major companies in the automotive industry, especially also in racing applications, as a supplier of high-quality flow measurement technology.

Test bench users and laboratories require highly accurate and reliable flow sensors that offer fast response, have no warm-up time requirements and are universally applicable to oils, fuels, and coolants.

In mobile applications for test vehicles, small, lightweight sensors are required, that do not cause additional vibrations and have the lowest possible pressure loss.

TrigasDM offers flow sensors, especially developed for such applications, which can easily be customized and adapted for special applications according to customer requirements.

Electronics, like amplifiers and linearizers, are also exposed to harsh conditions. Installed in the engine, they must be robust, vibration and water resistant, must fit in the smallest of spaces and withstand operating temperatures of up to 125°C. TrigasDM has developed special space-saving products to meet all these requirements, with a complete IP68 rating (including the mating connector) and which are not bigger than a 10 cm long piece of cooling water pipe.

We recommend the following products:

High-precision DM series turbine flow meter, light weight version, with hose connection, recommended for measurement of fuels and coolants up to a range of 2000 l/min, especially for mobile applications in vehicles

Low profile Smart Pickoffs, with the flowmeter calibration data stored internally.  They allow out turbine flowmeters to be connected to any of our Lysis linearizers offering a true plug & play/measure solution; now also with built-in temperature compensation! Especially recommended for mobile applications.

Lysis linearization electronics, designed for Smart Pickoffs as plug & play/measure system; space-saving construction fits easily into the vehicle as well as the motor compartment, capable of operating at temperatures of up to 125 ° C, IP68 including connector.  Now also with temperature compensation! Recommended for mobile applications!

DMTurbineAN

High Precision DM series turbine flow meter with versatile  threaded connection; also for bidirectional measurements,
recommended for test benches

With our standard pickoffs you already get the benefit of a no-drag, stable RF carrier based sensor, working without magnetic fields which retard the turbine rotor motion or attracting metal particles which affect the dimension of the flow path and the velocity profile of the flowing liquid. High temperature versions, versions with integrated temperature sensor or with additional signal amplifiers optionally available; recommended for test benches

TriLIN linearization electronics store the special UVC data that combine several calibrations of the turbine flowmeter for different viscosities with optional Temperature compensation which makes accurate flow measurement possible over the defined temperature and viscosity range.
Configurable as 2-channel version, for differential flow measurements (A-B consumption), bi-directional measurements, etc.; recommended for test benches

Alicat MW Series is a low pressure drop mass flow meter. With only a few mbar of pressure drop Alicat Whisper meters are the ideal solution for many precision measurements. It provides not only a very quick response time of 10 ms and an accuracy of up to 0.4%  of reading + 0,2% of full scale, of reading, but it is also robust and insensitive to shocks and moisture. You can choose from up to 130 stored gas calibration curves and create your own gas mixtures without a new calibration and still staying fully within accuracy statement; A single device for a variety of applications!

Alicat MC Series, the fastest gas controller, provides with its special valves control times of below 50ms and therefore a brilliant stable control. User selectable units and a large display ensure easy operation and convenient reading of all parameters. The connection to PLC or PC via bus interfaces enables easy integration into existing systems. (also available as MCW in low pressure drop Whisper version)

PCD-15PSIG-D_1080

Alicat PCD series, the gas pressure controller with the integrated quick valves (available with up-, downstream or 2 valves) and the high repeatability of 0,08% of full scale guarantees a stable process control and is available for different pressure ranges. User selectable units and a large display ensure easy operation and convenient reading of all parameters. The connection to PLC or PC via bus interfaces enables easy integration into existing systems.

Read our application reports:

High accurate Control of Gas Mixtures with special Control Loop Option

How can we reach a high accuracy at the measurement of a gas mixture, if the content of the mixture is constantly changing and there is no real gas available for calibration? Read about interesting applications for this feature.

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Measuring of Battery Cooling Liquids with HighTech DM-Turbine Flowmeters

For the battery systems of electrical cars a suitable cooling system is extremly important, because it influences directly the lifetime of the battery. For exact measurement of those liquids innovative solutions are requested...

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One Click: Flow to CAN

Technicians have to install many different sensors into test vehicles in a short time. They must take care that they are fully functional and also correctly addressed to ensure the success of the expensive road test...

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The no-pressure loss flowmeter fallacy

In the thermodynamic design of vehicles, precise measurement of the cooling water flow is critical, but at the same time the influence of the flowmeter on the cooling circuit must be close to negligible. Suitable measurement systems are required...

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Pressure Control Loop feature of Alicat to control closed Pressure Systems

What is the Pressure Control Loop feature? Read about some interesting applications where this feature can perfectly support you.

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