Instruments & Facilities
The success of your spray solution depends on a thorough understanding of spray characteristics critical to your operation. We provide detailed testing and analysis to help you fine-tune your spray operations.
Phase Doppler Interferometer (PDI)
We primarily use three types of PDI instruments to characterize spray droplets.
The phase Doppler interferometry instruments measure drop size, velocity and volume flux at a point within a spray plume
Laser Sheet Imaging
We use LSI instruments to measure spray distribution at various angles in gas conditioning and other applications.
Laser Diffraction Particle Analysis
LD instruments allow us to quickly and accurately assess drop size distribution within a spray plume.
High Speed Imaging Particle Sizing
High-speed image (HSI) particle sizing with the Artium Technologies HSI system produces instantaneous images of a spray that allow for post-processing of droplet/blob characteristics.
See how we use high-speed cameras to capture and play back videos of the spray process, allowing us to help customers optimize their spray operations.
Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry
Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry (Tomo-PIV) with the LaVision Flow Master system provides volumetric measurements of particle or droplet velocities.
Our containment booth allows us to test for significant misting and evaluate spray materials that need to be moderately contained.
Our conveyor tests help you understand the impact of line speed, nozzle type and other spray parameters in conveyorized processes.
High-impact testers help characterize the force profile generated by high-momentum sprays in cleaning, descaling and material-moving applications.
This laser imaging method provides instantaneous images of a spray that can be analyzed to identify droplet characteristics.
We use TekScan’s capacitive sheet material to measure low-impact forces generated in the spray pattern of two-layer materials.
Using this instrument is the most direct method of evaluating the liquid distribution of one or more nozzles.
Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
The PIV system measures particle and droplet velocities in nozzle prototypes and as part of the CFD validation process.
Phase Doppler Particle Analyzer (PDPA)
PDPA systems with PowerSight modules provide accurate spray data across all measurement situations.
Rheology Testing Equipment
We use a variety of instruments for characterizing fluid rheology properties and analyzing their effect on the spray plume.
Our wind tunnel serves as a simple, flexible solution for simulating environmental airflow in co-flow, counter-flow and cross-flow conditions.