Alicat Scientific

MC Series Standard Mass Flow Controller

Control responsively and stably with the fastest mass flow controller in the world

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$1,791.00 CAD
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Gas mass flow controllers must be fast and accurate to establish stable flow. Our mass flow controllers reach their setpoints faster than any others, which enables them to suppress fluctuations in line pressure before they affect your process downstream. Customized valve options and factory PID tuning ensure that your mass flow controller will perform well in your specific application.

The MC series is Alicat’s standard mass flow controller, with models that can measure flow rates as high as 5000 slpm or as low as 0.0025 sccm. The MC series uses small proportional valves for control at lower flow rates and is suitable for use with non-corrosive gases.  The MC series is also available for use with aggressive or corrosive gases (MCS), where the valve is upgraded to 303 stainless steel, the sensor to 316L stainless steel, and the elastomers to FFKM to withstand corrosion.

Alicat MC series flow controllers can be custom built with your choice of options.  Choose your communications protocol, display, process connections, elastomers, flow totalizer, and calibration. Other build options include your choice of valve options to ensure optimal performance under your expected process conditions.  Need further customization?  Contact us and we’d be happy to help you build the instrument you need.

Each flow controller comes with a NIST-traceable calibration certificate and an Alicat operating manual.  Power supply sold separately.

Other Alicat Flow Controllers
The MCW, or “Whisper”, is best for low pressure drop applications, which makes these controllers ideal for controlling mass and volumetric flow rates when there is little available system pressure.  The MCQ flow controller delivers the fast control response of our standard controller to applications that require higher line pressures (160 - 320 PSIA).

• 50-100 ms speed of response stills upstream fluctuations
• Accessible PID valve tuning for best speed and stability
• Custom valve orifice sizing yields full-range stability
• Control mass flow, volumetric flow or absolute pressure with one device
• No warm-up: ready to control process flows in one second
• Patented differential pressure-based flow measurement technology
• Numerous user-selectable engineering units
• Includes COMPOSER™ gas composition firmware
• Easy integration into your digital industrial network with various communication options
• Built with IP66 ingress protection for environmental hardiness
• Lifetime warranty

Maximum Available Range 0 - 5000 slpm
Minimum Available Range 0 - 0.5 sccm / 0 - 500 sμlm
Turndown Ratio 200:1
Standard Accuracy Calibration ± (0.8% of the reading + 0.2% of FS)
Optional High-Accuracy Calibration ± (0.4% of the reading + 0.2% of FS)
Repeatability 0.2% of FS
Typical Measurement Response Time 50 - 100 ms (as low as 25 ms with PID tuning)
Compatible Gases 98
Operating Temperature -10°C - 60°C
Max Internal Pressure (Static) 145 PSIG (160 PSIA)
Proof Pressure 175 PSIG (190 PSIA)
STP/NTP Default 25°C & 1 atm STP/0°C & 1 atm NTP
Ingress Protection IP66
Wetted Materials 303 and 302 Stainless Steel, Viton®, Heat Cured Silicone Rubber, Glass Reinforced Polyphenylene Sulfide, Heat Cured Epoxy, Aluminum, Gold, Silicone, Glass
Valve Options MC: small proportional control valve for flow ranges of 20 slpm and below
MC with PCA designation: high-performance proportional control valve used for some applications with higher pressures
MCP: small proportional control valve with the largest orifice (not available for corrosive configurations)
MCH: hammerhead configuration, which pairs two small valves working side-by-side as one valve
MCR: nearly frictionless large Rolamite proportional valve for flow rates of 50 slpm and above


• Gas sparging for pH control
• Custom gas mixing system
• High-temperature mass flow control

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Adapters, Fittings, and Filters
BB3 / BB9 Series Multi-Drop Breakout Box
Easily connect, monitor and control up to nine mass flow, liquid flow or pressure instruments to a single computer or programmable logic controller (PLC)
Normally ships in 3-4 Weeks
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$239.25 CAD
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SS Compression Fittings
Swagelok compression fittings may be used with any Alicat flow or pressure product that has standard NPT process connections
Normally ships in 3-4 Weeks
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$21.75 CAD
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Filters and Elements
Prevents particulates larger than the filter from entering the measuring head of the instrument
Normally ships in 3-4 Weeks
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$11.60 CAD
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410133 / 310202 Adapters
#10-32 UNF to 1/8 in NPT adapters for greater flexibility in connecting to your process
Normally ships in 3-4 Weeks
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$21.75 CAD
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Cables
DC Series 8-Pin Mini-DIN Cables
Single-ended and double-ended variations, all end connectors are male
Normally ships in 3-4 Weeks
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$43.50 CAD
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D-Sub Series 9-Pin and 15-Pin Cables
Double-ended (female-female) for connecting male D-sub connectors to PLC's and other devices
Normally ships in 3-4 Weeks
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$43.50 CAD
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IC Series 6-Pin Locking Industrial Cables
Single-ended and double-ended variations, all end connectors are male and feature locking collars that twist to lock
Normally ships in 3-4 Weeks
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$50.75 CAD
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MD8DB9 8-Pin mini-DIN to 9-Pin Serial Conversion Cable
The best way to connect a single device to a computer
Normally ships in 3-4 Weeks
$50.75 CAD
USB mini-DIN to USB 2.0 Conversion Cable
Connect Alicat instruments to computer USB ports to transmit serial comunications with this 6 ft cable
Normally ships in 3-4 Weeks
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$145.00 CAD
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Power Supplies
PVPS24U Universal Power Supply
Variable power supply plugs into a barrel-type power jack with four interchangeable prong configurations
Normally ships in 3-4 Weeks
$79.75 CAD
PS24VHC High Current Power Supply
For instrument installations that require higher total current output than the PVSP24U
Normally ships in 3-4 Weeks
$123.25 CAD
PVPS5USBU Universal Power Supply
Variable power supply plugs into a micro-USB power jack and includes four interchangeable prong configurations
Normally ships in 3-4 Weeks
$87.00 CAD
Protective Cases
PCASE Pelican Carrying Case
Watertight, dust tight, and crush proof case to keep your instrument safe and secure
Normally ships in 3-4 Weeks
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$108.75 CAD
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Software
FLOWVISIONSC Flow Vision SC™ Software
Software that interfaces RS-232 communication that is standard with Alicat's mass flow and pressure units
Normally ships in 3-4 Weeks
$427.75 CAD
FLOWVISIONMX Flow Vision MX Gas Mixing Software
Software program that allows users to easily configure up to six mass flow controllers within a gas mixing station
Normally ships in 3-4 Weeks
$427.75 CAD
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