Synthetic DNA, also known as gene synthesis, is an artificial process that involves the creation of DNA sequences through chemical synthesis. This technology has many potential applications in fields such as medicine, biotechnology, and genetic engineering. To create synthetic DNA, specialized instruments are required that use several types of fluids to create the desired sequences. One crucial component responsible for transporting fluids throughout the instrument is the pump. In this white paper, we will discuss the process of selecting a pump for an instrument used in the creation of synthetic DNA.
As a mechanical engineer in the life science industry, choosing the right fluid handling supplier is critical for project success. When evaluating potential suppliers, there are several qualifications to consider, backed by data. Now more than ever, it is important to work with a partner who is committed to transparency, tracking, and validation through the project’s entire lifecycle.
Depending on your application, you may require a pump that can work at high speeds and manage high pressure - and not all pumps function this way. If you require a pump that can manage high speeds and high pressure and select a pump that does not function at that level, you could be facing costly unplanned downtime, lost productivity, and even premature pump failure. Fluid Metering experts can help with selecting a pump that meets your speed and pressure needs.
In order for a pump to perform for a long period of time, it needs to maintain a high level of accuracy. If a pump's accuracy and repeatability changes over time, it will decrease the overall performance of the pump, and can possibly even render the pump useless. How can a user maintain accuracy and ensure that pumps remain reliable and repeatable over time? Here's a closer look at what you need to know:
Under certain conditions, a liquid solution will begin to crystallize, or form solid crystals. This typically occurs under the right combination of environmental conditions and other factors, such as vibration. Users are running into crystallizing fluids more frequently in the lab environment, which makes it difficult to process via conventional equipment. That is why it’s important to have a pump that can handle these crystallizing fluids.
Many pump users have a need for continuous, pulse-free flow. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case when working with many pumps. Today's reciprocating pumps tend to put out a pulsating flow that isn't always ideal. But how do you go about facilitating that more stable and consistent flow when you're working with a pump? That's where Fluid Metering, Inc.'s FSF Smooth Flow Technology provides a solution. Offering a pulse-less flow, the technology has many benefits for end users.
SYOSSET, NY (October 26, 2021) Fluid Metering, Inc. is proud to announce that they are the recipients of the gold award in the hydraulics category of WTWH Media’s 2021 Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program (LEAP) for its FVD Variable Dispense Pump.
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Fluids with low viscosity tend to have low resistance. They shear easily and their molecules flow quickly, which can make them easy to pump and process.
High viscosity fluids, on the other hand, are the opposite. They move slowly and don't deform easily. Some even tend to behave more like solids than liquids, which can become a problem for pumping.