Browse Prior Art Database

Low-contamination Flow Shut-off Valve System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065725D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Egan, JP Vonburg, H [+details]

Abstract

In this system the shut-off valve is placed downstream from the final filter to achieve rapid response time. To prevent the shut-off shock transient from damaging the sensitive filter, the shut-off valve maintains constant flow through the filter by transferring the flow from the point-of-use port to a waste port. To minimize contaminants which could be introduced by the valve itself, the valve is of the type that pinches off flexible tubing.