Uses of Electronic Flow Control Valves in Medical Devices

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Many flow control valves are used in medical devices to serve various purposes like as forming the right mixture of gases and providing accurate concentration with precise pressure to the patient or operating pneumatic equipment precisely etc. These flow regulator valves are used in many types of equipment to treat patients accurately. Even used to control the pressure in the lungs during exhalation.

When these valves are combined with electronic devices they outperform and help to deliver the right solution to the patients. Today, these valves have become necessary for medical devices where accuracy is the first priority for the right treatment of the patient. 

Below we have listed some uses of the pneumatic flow control valves in medical devices:

For Anesthesia and Ventilator Gas Mixing:

In anesthesia and ventilators, a precise amount of oxygen is mixed with other essential gases and this mixture is delivered to the patient at the required pressure. To achieve this, electronic flow control valves are used. These valves empower the operator to set and deliver accurate values of oxygen and other gases to the patient for better treatment.

The absence of these valves can cause a fluctuation in the pressure and concentration of the gases, which will not be good for the patient and resultantly, the patient can face complexities. That’s why these waves are used in medical devices to ensure accuracy. 

Clinical Diagnostic Equipment:

A big advantage of using electronic flow control valves is that they are operated electronically and help to manage the power accurately. These valves come in various power profiles, sizes and types so that they can easily fulfil the need of the users.

These valves are crucial to controlling the generated heat in portable medical devices. For instance, in blood diagnostic machines, lowering the heat is necessary to save the sample from being contaminated and reduce the risk of generating the wrong reports. 

Helps to Maintain a Constant Flow Rate:

Dialysis machines are used for patients who are suffering from kidney diseases or have permanent or temporary renal failure. These machines help to cleanse the blood and maintain the necessary amount of the constituents in the blood.

In this process, the blood of the patient is extracted from the body at a constant flow rate, filtered and returned to the patient. This flow rate is maintained with the help of the electronic flow control valve. 

Leak Testing for Medical Components:

As we all know, it’s crucial for medical devices and components to perform each task efficiently. So that the patient can get the right care and treatment. If any kind of leakage happens in a medical device or component, then the device will not perform well and it can be dangerous for the patients.

That is why it’s necessary to test the machines and their components from time to time with the help of the air flow control valve so that any kind of fault can be caught timely and the necessary repair can be done immediately. To test these medical components, valves are used to maintain pressure inside the system so that the operator can check the leakages. 

Final Words:

Electronic flow control valves have become a necessity for medical devices because they have to run accurately and have to provide the right treatment. This can be easily achieved with the help of a flow control valve. 

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Brenda Coles
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