Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

A self regulating containment valve for cooling

  1. Nov 11, 2015 #1
    So i want to create a container that is part of a system that already actively cools things that touch it. This variable cannot be changed.
    What i need is a container with some sort of valve that automatically opens up at a certain temperature. Thereby allow air to circulate and reduce the cooling inside.
    I know there are thermostatic valves but they tend to be heat driven, does anyone know of a material or design that will passively open when its a certain temp too cold and close around a certain temp.

    I know this is an odd questions, but if anyone will know. You guys are they way.

    Much appreciated
    Kyle.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 11, 2015 #2

    Maylis

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    You can look at an air to close valve and make a controller do that for you. Are you familiar with process control?
     
  4. Nov 14, 2015 #3

    CWatters

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    I don't see why a bimetallic strip type couldn't be made to work at low temperatures. I don't think they are very accurate though?
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: A self regulating containment valve for cooling
  1. Splat cooling (Replies: 5)

  2. Effective cooling (Replies: 14)

Loading...