Configuration Options

p2a low pressure drop, 2-20 sccm mass flow controller P2A Mass Flow Controller, Metal-sealed, 2 - 20 sccm, Very Low Pressure Drop


  • Full Scale Flow Range
    2 - 20 sccm (N2 equivalent)
  • Inlet Pressure Range
    4 - 1200 Torr (with vacuum at the outlet)
  • Normal Operating Pressure Differential
    <10 Torr at Full Scale flow (with vacuum at the outlet)
  • Burst Pressure
    1500 psig
  • Control Range
    2 to 100% of Full Scale
  • Typical Accuracy
    ±1% of set point for >10 to 100% Full Scale
    ±0.2% of Full Scale for 2 to 10% of Full Scale
  • Repeatability
    0.2% of Full Scale
  • Resolution
    0.1% of Reading
  • Zero Temperature Coefficient
    ±0.08% of Full Scale /°C
  • Span Temperature Coefficient
    ±0.08% of Reading/°C
  • Typical Settling Time
    <2 sec. typical above 10% of Full Scale at inlet pressures >10 Torr
  • Warm-up Time
    30 minutes
  • Operating Temperature
    10 to 50°C
  • Storage Humidity
    0 to 95% Relative Humidity, non condensing
  • Storage Temperature
    -20 to 65°C
  • Temperature Display
    0 to 100°C
  • Temperature Accuracy
  • Temperature Resolution
  • Display
    4 digits for value, 4 characters for unit
  • Fitting Type
    Swagelok® 4 VCR®
  • External Leak Integrity
    <1x10 (scc/sec He)
  • Leak Integrity Through Closed Valve
    <1.0% of FS at 25 psig to atmosphere
  • Wetted Materials
    316 S.S. VAR, 316 S.S., Elgiloy, KM-45, NiTi (Standard)
  • Surface Finish
    5 microinch average Ra
  • Weight
    2 lbs. (0.9 kg)
  • Power Requirements
    15-24 VDC ±5%VDC @ 350mA peak, 250 mA steady state
  • Analog I/O Connector
    9 pin "D" male or 15 pin "D" male
  • Set Point Command Signal
    0 to 5 VDC
  • Flow Input Output Signal
    0 to 5 VDC


Specifically Designed for SDS Source Gases

Most gases used in the semiconductor industry are supplied at a constant pressure, typically above atmosphere, and are delivered to a process at or below atmosphere. Ion implant gases are now mostly supplied at sub-atmospheric pressure using SDS or VAC source gas technology.

These SDS gases are supplied at a sub-atmospheric pressure that decreases as the gas is consumed. This is a critical difference for the mass flow controller, as inlet pressure, was typically constant. Changing inlet pressure can impact an MFC’s capability to both meter and control flow accurately, as well as achieve set-point within an allowable time. The wider the range of inlet pressure that an MFC can control and meet performance criteria is critical to SDS gas utilization and tool uptime.

The πMFC-LP was specifically designed for SDS source gases and similar applications. It controls rapidly and accurately from initial SDS pressures of 650 Torr down to pressures well below 10 Torr at the MFC. The digital control electronics have been tuned to provide typical response times of less than 2 seconds. With its ability to accurately meter and control gas flow over this wide pressure range, the SDS source utilization is maximized resulting in fewer bottle changeouts, increased up-time and ultimately lower cost of ownership.

Multi-Gas Capability

The πMFC multi-gas feature allows the user to configure an MFC off-the-shelf for its intended gas further lowering costs through reduced inventory requirements. This feature is enabled through a web browser utility accessed through the device’s Ethernet port. The configuration utility uses a standard web browser – no special software is required.

P Series Mass Flow Controller Overview

P-Series high performance MFCs feature full digital control architecture for fast response to setpoint over the operable device range. The embedded web browser application allows changes in gas type and full scale flow, which reduces overall costs by minimizing the number and variety of MFCs that must be kept in inventory.

9-pin Type D Male Pinouts

Pin Description
1 Valve Open/Close
2 Flow Signal Output
3 +15 VDC
4 Power Common
5 No Connection
6 Set Point
7 Signal Common
8 Signal Common
9 Valve Test Point

15-pin Type D Male Pinouts

Pin Description
1 Valve Test Point
2 Flow Signal Output
3 Valve Close
4 Valve Open
5 Power Common
6 No Connection
7 +15 VDC
8 Set Point Input
9 Zero (flow)
10 Optional Input
11 Signal Common
12 Signal Common
13 No Connection
14 No Connection
15 Chassis Ground

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