Alicat Scientific”s FlowVision SC is the newest version of the company’s software package for flowmeters, mass flow controllers, and pressure instruments. Alicat”s multidrop RS232 communication interface enables digital control, data acquisition and graphing of flow and pressure data, with up to 26 different Alicat devices on a single serial port. With FlowVison SC, users can connect to and communicate with multiple Alicat units simultaneously. Users can view multiple virtual displays, control tabs, graphs, and data lines from connected devices on the same screen. The software allows the changing of engineering units on any measured parameters by creating custom modifiers. (Change SLPM to SCFM or PSIA to Bar, etc.). Users can also graph as many parameters for as many devices as necessary, with color coding, zooming and printing functionality.

Other features include:
• Automate and simplify Polling Alicat devices
• Lock the front display with a command to prevent human error
• Change the selected gas calibration on the fly
• Change flow averaging on the fly
• Tare connected Alicat devices
• Perform setpoint control (controllers only)
• Perform valve tuning (controllers only)
• Access manufacturer and operational information about the attached instruments
• Create software alarms that will notify of given parameter conditions
• Change control loop on the fly