Common Mistake in Installing Porter Brown Hood’s Flapper Valve

A common issue has been identified with the installation of the flapper valve in the Porter Brown Breathing System’s hood. Incorrect installation can lead to the valve not functioning as intended.

Incorrect Installation: An improperly installed flapper valve takes on an oval shape (Fig. A), indicating a misalignment that can affect the breathing system’s performance. Image below:

Fig .A

Correct Installation: The correct installation of the flapper valve results in a round shape (Fig. B), ensuring optimal operation. Image Below:

Users are advised to pay close attention to the valve’s shape during installation to avoid this common error, ensuring the equipment is set up correctly for effective use.