News - Flow Meter

Laureate 2017 - Gala Dominique-Rollin

2017/05/10

Polycontrols has been honored at the Dominique-Rollin Gala this last Wednesday, May 10. We are proud to have won the Excellence Award in the "Succession planning and business transfers" category. It is through our many sustained efforts that we have reached a threshold of excellence within our company. We affirm that our innovative, creative and productive guidelines have made us stand out in a niche technology market.

This prestigious award highlights the tenacity of our team for the development of the company, to the challenges taken up and in achieving a single common goal: Customer satisfaction.

We sincerely thank the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the South Shore (CCIRS) as well as our sponsors, Investissement Québec (IQ), the Bank of Montreal (BMO) and the BDC who believed in our project and whose support and advice made this adventure a great success!

Expanding the scope of accreditation

2017/04/03

We are proud to announce that have expanded our CLAS accreditation scope by adding new services. Since March 19th, our laboratory is now capable of calibrating instruments for volumetric flow measurement with an accuracy of 0.021% and density calibration services for Coriolis mass flow meters.

Our sustained efforts for the optimization of our gravimetric calibration bench are now rewarded with these high-level accreditations which certify our calibration capabilities.

You will find our detailed scope on the CLAS website via the following link:

http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/solutions/advisory/clas/certificates/polycontrols.html

Controlled Goods Accreditations

2016/09/21

Polycontrols is now registered to the Controlled goods program of Canada.

The CGP's mandate is to strengthen Canada's defence trade controls through the mandatory registration and regulation of businesses and individuals who examine, possess and/or transfer controlled goods.

That program allow us to market our patented nanopowder feeder for military and strategic use in order to ensure the national security.

Change in management

2016/05/03

Polycontrols Technologies is proud to announce a change in management. Effective immediately, the presidency is to be shared by Mr. Sylvain Desaulniers and his partners, Mr. Jean-Pierre Bessette, laboratory manager, and Mr. Martin Richer, sales director.

Over the past two years, the qualified team of Polycontrols has significantly increased its presence in the Canadian market. Polycontrols is now recognized as the benchmark in the calibration industry with its highly regarded accreditations in metrology, such as ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 9001.

A brand new design

2016/04/15

After six months of refurbishment work, from our calibration laboratory to the front desk through the manufacturing factory, a brand new design is introduced. Made of 70% recycled and astutely salvaged materials, the audacious and energizing work atmosphere of our premises is now reflecting the crew who’s working for you everyday.

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Tricor Coriolis Technology - New distribution agreement

2016/01/25

Polycontrols has signed an agreement for the representation of Tricor Coriolis Technology (Tricor) product line. The addition of this manufacturer, recognized worldwide for its high accuracy Coriolis Flow meter, constitutes a strategic fit with the flow expertise offered. This partnership allows Polycontrols to deliver more than ever world class quality flow measurement solutions and unsurpassed industry experience with a focus on total customer satisfaction.

Users of Tricor's precision Coriolis flow meter range from major oil and gas companies, to leading Chemical & Petrochemical industries. Tricor Coriolis Flow Meters can be used in a variety of applications because the smooth tube design that allows a wide range material compatibility, from organic chemicals to industrial solvents, resins, and adhesives.

Polycontrols laboratory renew their ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

2013/08/26

Quality & Innovation

Polycontrols flow calibration laboratory is pleased to announce that they have successfully renewed their ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation and, in addition to the capabilities already accredited, this renewal was an opportunity to increase it’s scope of accreditation for the calibration of liquid flow up to 300 gpm.

‘The increase in our scope of accreditation is an outstanding success! It was made possible by the continued dedication of our entire team. We developed three new high precision gravimetric flow calibration benches that allow us to certify Coriolis flow meters up to 3 inches. Our ISO/IEC 17025 will continue to nurture, sustain and verify our commitment to quality and technical expertise in all areas of the flow calibration.’ says Roger Desaulniers, President of Polycontrols Technologies.

The ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation ensures all customers will continue to receive high quality flow meter calibration services with the added confidence that all aspects of our quality system are implemented concisely and rigorously. Each part of the flow meter calibration process is proven to be suitable and compatible to provide accurate and reliable results.

ISO/IEC 17025 is the main standard used by testing and calibration laboratories and includes management requirements that are related to the operation and effectiveness of the quality management system within the laboratory as well as technical requirements that include factors which determine the correctness and reliability of the tests and/or calibrations performed at the laboratory.

Control Magazine’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards Honor Brooks Instrument for Excellence in Flow Meters

2013/03/20

The readers have chosen... and they choose Brooks!

Brooks Instrument received multiple honors from Control Magazine's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards. Brooks earned high marks in the variable area flowmeter, positive displacement flow meter and thermal mass flow meter categories.

Brooks placed No. 1 in the variable area flow meter and positive displacement flow meter categories. The company has placed No. 1 in variable area flow meters for 16 consecutive years and No. 1 in positive displacement flow meters for 19 years in a row. Readers also recognized Brooks for its innovations in the thermal mass flow meter category.

"Brooks Instrument is proud to be recognized by Control Global's Readers' Choice Awards because winners are selected by professionals who use our products in the field," said Steve Kannengieszer, director of product marketing at Brooks Instrument. "These awards are a reflection of the brand Brooks has built over the years through a strong product line and out standing technical support."

This is the 21st year that Control Magazine has conducted the Readers' Choice Awards. Close to 1,000 process automation professionals selected the winners via an e-mail survey (with no pre-selected choices presented). The survey is the only completely unaided brand preference survey in the process industries.

Polycontrols laboratory renew their ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

2012/01/25

Polycontrols flow calibration laboratory is pleased to announce that they have successfully renewed their ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation as a result of the outstanding achievement and continued dedication of his team.

‘’This ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation will continue to nurture, sustain and verify our commitment to quality and technical expertise in all areas of flow calibration. The ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation ensures all customers will continue to receive high quality flow calibration services with the added confidence that all QA/QC systems are implemented at a high standard. Each part of the flow calibration process is proven to be suitable and compatible to provide accurate, reliable results ’’ says Roger Desaulniers, President of Polycontrols Technologies.

ISO/IEC 17025 is the main standard used by testing and calibration laboratories and includes management requirements that are related to the operation and effectiveness of the quality management system within the laboratory as well as technical requirements that include factors which determine the correctness and reliability of the tests and/or calibrations performed at the laboratory.


Signed agreement with the NASA

2010/10/15

Polycontrols will be contributing to the next mission to Venus, whose objective is to explore its surface which cannot be seen from Earth.

An agreement was reached with the NASA Glenn Research Center for the supply of a gas mixing system to simulate the atmosphere of the planet Venus. This system will reproduce the planet’s atmosphere to test the electronic equipment of the exploration module which must withstand thermal stress and a highly acidic and corrosive environment.

Venus is known as the Earth's twin because the two planets are similar in size. Venus is closer to the sun than any other planet except Mercury. At its closest approach, Venus is about 38.2 million kilometers from Earth.

Although Venus is called the Earth twin, its surface conditions appear to be very different from those of the Earth. The planet is surrounded by thick clouds of sulfuric acid, preventing its observation. The surface of Venus is extremely hot and dry. The temperature of the planet's surface is about 870 degrees F (465 degrees C), the temperature is higher than that of any other planet.

Most astronomers believe that Venus's high surface temperature can be explained by what is known as the greenhouse effect. A greenhouse lets in radiant energy from the sun, but it prevents much of the heat from escaping. The thick clouds and dense atmosphere of Venus work in much the same way. The sun's radiant energy readily filters into the planet's atmosphere. But the large droplets of sulfuric acid present in Venus's clouds -- and the great quantity of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere -- seem to trap much of the solar energy at the planet's surface.


Flow Technology Inc (FTI) - New distribution agreement

2010/08/01

Polycontrols has signed an agreement for the representation of Flow Technology (FTI) product line. The addition of this manufacturer, recognized worldwide for its high accuracy turbine meters, PD Meters and specialized flow metering solutions, constitutes a strategic fit with the flow expertise offered. This partnership allows Polycontrols to deliver more than ever world class quality flow measurement solutions and unsurpassed industry experience with a focus on total customer satisfaction.

Broad Range. Users of Flow Technology's precision flow metering devices range from major oil and gas companies drilling at the bottom of the North Sea, to leading food and beverage producers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and the NASA space program. Even winning Nascar™ and NHRA™ racing teams use FTI flow meters. FTI flow metering products are frequently used in mission critical applications, especially within the aerospace, military and oil and gas markets which they serve.


ISO/IEC 17025:2005

2010/01/05

Polycontrols calibration lab recently achieved ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation. An international standard for evaluating the competence of calibration laboratories.

This breakthrough achievement makes Polycontrols the first, and currently the only organization in Canada, to provide ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited calibration for gas flow measurement.

ISO/IEC 17025 is considered by the calibration industry as the ultimate recognition of competence. This standard encompasses the entire calibration system and produces metrics for the calibration rig components, administrative systems for process operations, personnel proficiency, documentation supporting the traceability and total measurement uncertainty for the entire calibration facility. ISO/IEC 17025 standards ensure the highest level of confidence in accuracy and repeatability.


New Website Launch

2009/09/22

Polycontrols is celebrating the launching of its new website. This new website has been completely redesigned to improve usability and navigation.

It contains many additional features such as technical presentations, tools, optimized search engines and latest company and industry news. The access to information is facilitated and users can see concrete examples of systems and services.


New World class liquid calibration facility

2009/01/01

After more than 2 years of development, Polycontrols is proud to inaugurate its new liquid calibration laboratory. This laboratory is equipped with the most recent technologies and with a total uncertainty better than ±0.02% from the reference value. It classes itself within the best production calibration rig in the world.

Behind this exceptional rig, there are more than 30 years of experience in flow measurement and in the construction of that type of systems. Over than 30 influencing variables are taken into account in order to achieve this level of performance. Automatic checks are conducted on a continuous basis ensuring the high demands placed on the calibration accuracy which can be reliably met.

This new calibration rig is fully automated. Testing, calibration and linearization can be executed precisely, reliably and in a schedule that meet the industry needs.


Commissioning of a new mobile calibration bench for gas flow meters

2006/03/01

Polycontrols has a new mobile calibration bench for gas flow meters. This bench allows to calibrate, outside our laboratory, flow meters having a range included between 5 sccm to 1800 slpm. All the calibrations realized with this bench are made with primary standards and are traceable to NIST with an unbroken chain of comparisons.

Achieving of a new accreditation for our calibration service

2005/11/01

Polycontrols obtained its accreditation according to strict FAA’s (Federal Aviation Administration) standards. This accreditation allows us to calibrate the precision tools used in the aeronautic.

Burkert Fluid Control System- New distribution agreement

2005/07/01

Polycontrols signed an agreement for the distribution of Burkert’s product line. The addition of this line of products, well recognized for its industrial solenoid valves and its process instrumentation, constitutes a strategic fit with the products previously distributed. This partnership allows Polycontrols to consolidate its position in the flow applications market segment.

Inauguration of new facilities

2005/06/01

Polycontrols inaugurated its new production facilities and headquarter. Polycontrols thanks its customers for the confidence they are testifying for almost 25 years.

Our new location includes a 2,000 square feet modern metrology laboratory, dedicated to gas and liquid flow calibrations. Our production and inventory areas have also been expanded significantly to accommodate larger projects. We are now located at 3650-A1 Matte Boulevard, Brossard, Quebec, Canada, J4Y 2Z2.