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Category: Breather Valves

July 8, 2021
Understanding Breather Valve Pressure Ratings

Breather valves are rated for two different pressures: Cracking pressure and full-flow pressure. The difference between these two measurements is another significant source of misunderstanding on part of many design engineers.

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September 24, 2020
Moisture Diffusion, Condensation, and the Trouble with Airflow in Sealed Enclosures

After moisture or water vapor enters a sealed enclosure, it diffuses through the air inside, where it can later condense during temperature changes. Condensation is a common obstacle in designing sealed enclosures intended to house electronics or other moisture sensitive equipment. To make things worse, moisture will enter a sealed enclosure in four different ways.

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August 7, 2020
Pressure Relief Valves vs Immersion Proof Breathers

Breather valves and immersion breathers both relieve pressure but operate differently and have different implications for moisture control. We'll look at the differences here and provide best practices for installation.

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July 1, 2019
How to Relieve Pressure Differentials on Sealed Cargo Containers During Rapid Decompression Events

Rapid decompression can create dangerous pressure differentials in a fraction of a second. Such differentials cause sealed cargo containers to rupture or explode if the pressure is not quickly relieved and brought to a tolerable level.

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May 31, 2019
How to Manage the Effects of Diurnal Temperature-Cycling on Sealed Containers

Diurnal temperature-cycling is the fluctuation in temperature that occurs throughout a day; or, more specifically, throughout a 24-hour period. As the day wears on, temperatures rise steadily, beginning just after dawn, and then cool, starting in the late afternoon and continuing through the night.

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