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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 59/8/5/3
Object name: Flowmeter
Title: Flowmeter
Description: A flowmeter for an integrating motor pneumotachograph. From the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 and part of a sledging box (Y: 59/8/5/1) containing integrating motor pneumotachograph (IMP) equipment, used for determining energy expenditure by analysing expired air to calculate oxygen consumption.
Classified name:
SPRI theme health
Current place name Antarctic regions
UDC 612
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A flowmeter for an integrated motor pneumotachograph (IMP), consisting of a clear plastic dome containing a flexible diaphragm, a linearising disc, a micropotentiometer and a thermometer. There is a round inlet hole on the front of the dome, to connect the flowmeter to the face mask. There is a metal sample outlet in the base with a red rubber hose with metal nozzle to connect the flowmeter to the sample-collecting unit. There are black, red and green wires with a six-pin plug protruding from the dome to connect the flowmeter to the integrating motor. The thermometer is marked in degrees C from -30 to +60, and is marked 'ROTOTHERM // REG. PAT'. The base of the dome is marked in black and red 'J. LANGHAM THOMPSON LTD. // FLOWMETER // SERIES NO 10 // BUSHEY HEATH // HERTS. ENG.'

  • Width: 100mm, height: 100mm, length: 125mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)