Aerospace, pharmaceutical, and energy industries alike use the Brooks 5850E mass flow controller to measure flow rate. Regardless of the application, Brooks 5850E mass flow controller calibration must be performed at set intervals to check validity of results. Technicians and quality managers know that they need to get instruments checked regularly, but are unsure what they can do to keep mass flow controllers in accurate, working condition after calibration.
The majority of e2b calibration customers are using an annual calibration interval. The Brooks 5850E mass flow controller calibration interval is recommended annually, by the manufacturer, if the instrument regularly passes accuracy testing. The calibration interval can be changed to or adjusted based on the customers calibration policies.
The most common issue encountered at our ISO/IEC 17025 accredited lab is decreased flow through the internal tube. This can occur from debris, corrosion, or loss of shape of the tube. The calibration technician will check this during testing if the instrument does not appear to work properly. If the tube is dirty or blocked, the technician cleans the tube. If the tube is bent or collapsed, the technician can repair or replace the tube. The Brooks 5850E mass flow controller is tested again after either process.
The Brooks 5850E mass flow controller can last for a period of seven or more years. The instruments can stay in service as long as performance is accurate. To keep equipment in top condition, we recommend following proper storage and preventative maintenance. Tooling or quality managers encourage technicians to inspect filters every 3 – 6 months and use the manufacturer provided packaging for storage. The Brooks 5850E mass flow controller should be stored in a location with stable temperatures between 45°F to 90°F and free of excessive humidity.Contact the team at e2b calibration for a quote HERE or via email at [email protected]