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airlock

1. a bubble in a pipe causing an obstruction or stoppage to the flow
2. an airtight chamber with regulated air pressure used to gain access to a space that has air under pressure
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Although detailed research on airlocks is not a scope of this research, it is further found in the RP-1431 research that once an adequate time delay is provided, the benefit of having a pressure differential over 5 Pa (0.
Fill your airlock with sterilized water (water to which you've added bleach or iodophor), insert it into a cork, dip your cork in the sterilizer, and plug the hole in the lid.
Isomatric subsidiary produces pneumatic and gravity conveying components, which include knife gates, rotary airlocks, slide gates, dump gates, and diverter valves.
Tunnel airlocks are also provided so patients can be decontaminated before entering the facility.
The new valve represents both a low-maintenance, low-cost alternative to powered rotary airlocks, according to Dustex.
British newspapers such as the London Observer reported that the factory lacked airlocks and other chambers necessary for producing chemical weapons.
But Jones says some airlocks actually blew air out -- from areas designed to be contaminated to those that weren't.
The valve is available with four, six, or eight vanes which are always sealing, preserving the negative or positive pressure under which rotary airlocks typically operate.
New products include the flexible modular small-scale filling isolator called the PSI-L, SARA[R] Material Airlocks for isolators with <20 minute cycle times, SKANFOG[R] SARA[R] Medium and Large Material Airlocks for cleanrooms with rapid cycles under 60 minutes and innovative Glove Testing systems like the Wireless GT.
effective cleaning of airlocks when inserting tools, chemicals or devices that connect to the box provides an inert gas and a vacuum source.
An Imperial Systems High Efficiency Cyclone, three Imperial Systems Heavy Duty Airlocks, two Imperial Backdraft Dampers and all duct work and install were specified.
It reportedly can isolate pressure up to 75 psig without leaking, suiting it to placement at the discharge of bins or silos experiencing high aeration; gates above or below airlocks feeding into higher pressure conveying lines; gates for dense-phase conveying; and gates used with weigh scales where air-pressure leakage through the valve could cause weight variances.