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Microflow valve control system design

Zante, Remi Christophe and Yan, Xiu (2011) Microflow valve control system design. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, 225 (3). pp. 431-442. ISSN 0959-6518

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Abstract

A design synthesis for a microflow control system is presented based on the interrogation of an analytical model, testing, and observation. The key issues relating to controlling a microflow using a variable geometry flow channel are explored through the implementation and testing of open and closed-loop control systems. The reliance of closed-loop systems on accurate flow measurement and the need for an open-loop strategy are covered. A valve and control system capable of accurately controlling flowrates between 0.09 and 400 ml/h and with a range of 900:1 is demonstrated.