An Engineer's Guide to Selecting a Check Valve
Check valves, also known as one-way valves, are used to flow fluid in a predetermined direction and prevent any back flow or reverse flow from occurring. When designing a fluidic system that requires a check valve, it’s essential to select one that will operate reliably and with precision. Many critical applications cannot tolerate any back flow as even the slightest amount could negatively affect system performance or may even cause damage to upstream components the check valve is intended to protect. Understanding what needs to be considered when selecting a check valve is crucial in order to make sure your system performs as intended.
This eBook was written by engineers to highlight selection criteria that engineers should consider when deciding on a check valve to use in a fluidic system.
Key Considerations for Selecting a Medical Pump
Newcomers to medical device design may think that pressure and flow rate are sufficient parameters to consider when it comes to selecting a pump. While this may be the case in some industrial applications, medical device requirements are a bit more demanding. A thorough review of the selection criteria for a medical pump is required to ensure the correct pump is chosen for every application.
Adapting Fluid Control Components for Hydrogen Applications
Although aviation is a relatively small contributor to global greenhouse emissions, it is also one of the fastest-growing. The major airline companies are aware that the goal of minimizing their carbon footprint is tied to the eventual elimination of the use of fossil fuels. Many of the industry’s major airlines have publicly announced plans to completely phase out carbon-based jet fuels from their operations in favor of a clean-burning alternative—hydrogen. Transitioning from fossil fuels to hydrogen will require modifications to or replacement of current technologies that control liquid fuel. As engineers assess the impact of these significant modifications, it is important that they address the unique challenges associated with controlling pneumatics in general and hydrogen in particular. This article addresses those challenges associated with the design of components used to control fuel between the storage tank and the combustion chamber of an aircraft, such as flow restrictors, valves, and filters.
An Engineer's Guide to Selecting a Pressure Relief Valve
When it comes to selecting a pressure relief valve, there’s a lot to consider. This eBook is the go-to resource for any engineer designing a fluidic system that requires pressure regulation or protection against pressure increases. Download the file to uncover: What a pressure relief valve is and how it worksPressure relief valve functions and configurationsThe critical performance characteristics of a pressure relief valveThe environmental factors that impact the design of a pressure relief valvePressure relief valve performance trade-offs and design challengesPotential failure modes of a pressure relief valve
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