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airlock

An intermediate, enclosed chamber of a vacuum or pressure system through which an object may be passed, as in electron microscopy, without effectively changing the vacuum or pressure of the main body of the system.
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You'll know if it is because of the gas bubbles working their way out of the airlock.
Positive-pressure and vacuum conveying systems, fans, filters, diverter valves, airlocks, cyclones, Dust Duct, Speed Spout, and Multi Aspirator air classifiers.
The new rotary airlock valve provides a smooth, predictable flow of material without the problems that plague other valves not designed for abrasive materials or not able to be customized.
Equipment: ISH-96 High Efficiency Cyclone, ALHD-12RD Heavy Duty Airlock, ALHD-12SQ Heavy Duty Airlock, ALHD-24RD Heavy Duty Airlock, IBD30-10 Backdraft Damper, IBD35-10 Backdraft Damper, Duct and Fittings
Workmen struggled to get the supply re-connected to the South Down area but airlocks were stopping the flow.
For Live animal containment custom sized airlocks with sliding shelves and a live animal filtration system can be added to any system.
We have airlocks in the front and rear of the reactor," Ledford explains.
The supporting gas canisters, gauges, dials and airlocks make the chambers look as though they are supporting an extraterrestrial system; indeed, much of the research in the 1960s was aimed at determining ways to limit damage to divers coming up from deep water and spacewalkers leaving their pressured capsules.
It also created protocols for the manufacturing and production environment, including stringent requirements for staff gowning, contamination controls such as airlocks, irradiation of clothing, tools, etc.
Utilizing this system within a Class C room, since normally all process rooms are the same level, eliminates the need for airlocks between these rooms.
Standard models are constructed of 1/2" sheets of solid welded polypropylene, providing a solid plastic airlock entry system that prevents deterioration common to other airlocks made of laminated Formica over particleboard.