A voltage signal can be obtained by this method of measurement which can be utilized in data logging.
Control of gas flow is usually by needle valves. Often this method of control is not sufficient, and it is necessary to incorporate a self-acting flow-control valve. At a small scale, such valves as the 'flowstat' are available (G.A. Platon, Ltd, Wella Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, U.K.). Fluctuations in pressure in a flow-measuring orifice cause a valve or piston pressing against a spring to gradually open or close so that the original, preselected flow rate is restored. In a gas 'flowstat', the orifice should be upstream when the gas supply is at a regulated pressure and downstream when the supply pressure fluctuates and the back pressure is constant. Valves operating by a similar mechanism are available for larger scale applications.
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