flow generator


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flow generator

A pneumatic engine that powers life-support equipment and uses a gauge of 5 to 50 lb/sq in to supply gas to a ventilator circuit, allowing for a constant flow pattern.
See also: generator
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In other countries, such as Australia and India, there is mostly no reimbursement, and the patient bears the cost of the flow generator and replacement parts.
A patient could rent or buy a flow generator from specialized dealers (including internet dealers) or home health equipment suppliers, durable medical equipment suppliers (DME's), pharmacies (especially in countries like Australia) or via dealers operating through the Internet.
We collect firms generating the largest ratios of free cash flow from the "Largest Free Gash Flow Generators" list, published weekly by the Value Line Investment Survey.
They are flow generators. Experience has taught us that a positive displacement pump rated at 3000 psi will not deliver 3000 psi unless the sum of [DELTA]p's around the circuit equals 3000 psi.
The key point is that positive displacement pumps are flow generators - not pressure generators.