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Material compatibility as a factor for medical device valve selection

Manufacturing Group | August 8, 2014

Two-minute video explains how to improve valve selection for medical device applications using three areas of material compatibility.

Material compatibility as a factor for medical device valve selection

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – A new video from B. Braun’s OEM Division, presents important material compatibility considerations when selecting valves for medical devices. The video appears on the new resource center on B. Braun’s website.

Presented by Joel Bartholomew, innovation manager at B. Braun, the video addresses three important considerations before selecting a valve. First is the interaction between the valve material and the fluid passing through the valve. Second is the material interaction during manufacturing. Third is the sum of chemical and mechanical stresses on the valve. By taking these three areas into consideration, engineers can identify valve options that will meet their requirements.

The video concludes by advocating for open and full communication with the valve supplier to help overcome unexpected problems and ensure ideal valve selection. It is part of a three-video series on valve selection that accompanies a complementary white paper on the same topic.

Source: B. Braun’s OEM Division

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