By P.D. Davis, G. D. Parbrook and Gavin N. C. Kenny (Auth.)
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Injectors working on this principle may be used to provide suction, either water or gas being used as the driving fluid. A nebulizer (Fig. 14) is another example of this principle. In this case, gas as the driving fluid enters by the centre tube, entrains liquid from a side tube and breaks it up into droplets suitable for inhalation. Nebulizers are discussed more fully in Chapter 12. A compact source of gas for emergency use can be provided by using an injector driven with oxygen from a cylinder to entrain air.
To overcome the problem of changes in temperature of the gases passing through them, the heads of some pneumotachographs are maintained at a constant warm temperature by a heating element. This also has the advantage of preventing water vapour in the expired gas from condensing out on the gauze. In addition to its use to measure flow, the pneumotachograph may be used to record volume by integrating the flow through it electronically (Chapter 25). 12 Pneumotachograph. Another flowmeter used for calibration or for research purposes is the bubble flowmeter (Fig.
In addition to its use to measure flow, the pneumotachograph may be used to record volume by integrating the flow through it electronically (Chapter 25). 12 Pneumotachograph. Another flowmeter used for calibration or for research purposes is the bubble flowmeter (Fig. 13). In this flowmeter a soap solution is used to produce a soap film at the base of a burette. The gasflowis directed up this burette and the rise of the film between two fixed points indicates the flow, the rate of rise being measured by a stop watch.