Flow Restrictors for Healthcare and Life Sciences

Customizable to any hardware, these anti-clog precision porous metal flow restrictors are reliable, cost-effective replacements for flow controllers, orifices, capillary tubing, and micro-metering valves, making them ideal flow restrictors for healthcare applications. The porous design enables laminar gas flow with integrated filtration in a single assembly, ensuring precise and controlled delivery of gases or liquids in medical devices. Specifically designed to meet the stringent requirements of healthcare environments, these flow restrictors offer enhanced performance and safety for patient care. Their versatility and efficiency make them essential components in a variety of medical equipment, including respiratory devices, infusion pumps, and diagnostic instruments, where accurate flow control is critical.

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Product Specs

Compatible Flow Rates

Mott can tune restrictors to virtually an infinite number of flow rates. Consult with a Mott representative to procure a flow restrictor that’s right for your process conditions.

Flow Accuracy

Mott restrictors are typically +/- 7.5% of the specified flow rate. Ultra-high accuracy restrictors can be manufactured upon request with accuracies down to 1%. For ultra-low flow rates, broader accuracy ranges may be required.


Common hardware – Varying encapsulated sleeves, tube unions, male adapters, and hex nipples are available


Common alloys – 316L SS,  304 SS, Hastelloy® C-276, Hastelloy® C-22, Hastelloy® X, Monel® 400, Nickel 200, Inconel® 600

Custom alloys available upon request, consult factory

Our Design Capabilities

  1. Application Engineering – Need consultation on your design, especially for integrating flow restrictors for healthcare? Our team of application engineers are ready to help you determine the right part for your design. With decades of experience working with the world’s largest technical and performance brands, including specialized healthcare applications, we’re eager to solve complex problems with you. Our expertise in developing flow restrictors for healthcare ensures that your medical devices meet the highest standards of safety and efficiency.
  2. Customer Innovation Center – We enjoy working with customers on complex projects, particularly those requiring innovative flow restrictors for healthcare. In fact, we’ve dedicated an entire facility to it. Want to join us for various lab testing and engineering consultation sessions? Visit our Customer Innovation Center in Connecticut to develop a solution for your unique healthcare application, ensuring your products achieve optimal performance and reliability.
  3. Rapid Prototyping Cell – Trying to determine the feasibility of your design as fast as possible, especially when it involves critical components like flow restrictors for healthcare? Use our rapid prototyping cell to turn around prototypes in as little as 2 weeks. Our engineers will work with equipment similar to our manufacturing facility to provide you with a manufacturable, economical design tailored to healthcare applications.
  4. Additive Manufacturing – If you’re looking for the most uniform porosity or a non-traditional design for healthcare devices, look no further than working with our porous 3D printing team. We can create controlled porosity designs with various density gradients in non-traditional shapes to satisfy the most unique design request, including those for flow restrictors in healthcare. Our technology allows us to print parts with both solid and porous in a single print cycle, perfect for creating complex medical device components.

Relevant Services

Lab Testing – If you need data packages or feasibility testing for your part prior to installation, especially for components like flow restrictors for healthcare, we’re happy to work with you. We’ll use our lab center to perform various characterization and performance tests to ensure your parts are meeting strict healthcare specifications.

Computational Fluid Dynamics – If you would like to model your process fluids interaction with your Mott requested part, including flow restrictors for healthcare, ask your Mott representative how we can model it using CFD software. This advanced analysis helps ensure that your healthcare devices perform as intended under a variety of conditions.

Engineering Memberships – If you’re constantly working on complex designs that require the highest standards of engineering support, especially for healthcare applications like flow restrictors, ask about our membership rates, which will allow you discounted rates to various lab testing, prototyping, and engineering resources. Our memberships provide access to specialized services and expertise that are crucial for developing advanced healthcare solutions.

Advanced Flow Restrictors for Healthcare Applications

Mott’s flow restrictors for healthcare are engineered to meet the critical demands of medical devices and applications. These precision components are designed to provide reliable, controlled flow rates of gases and liquids, essential for a wide range of healthcare equipment, from respiratory therapies to drug delivery systems. Utilizing cutting-edge porous metal technology, Mott’s flow restrictors ensure consistent performance, even under the stringent conditions typical in medical environments. Their integration into healthcare devices highlights Mott’s commitment to enhancing patient care through innovative flow control solutions.

FAQs: Flow Restrictors for Healthcare

Q: What are flow restrictors for healthcare?

A: Flow restrictors for healthcare are specialized devices designed to regulate the flow of gases and liquids within medical equipment. These components ensure precise control of flow rates, crucial for applications like drug delivery systems, ventilators, and other medical devices that require exact dosing and flow management to ensure patient safety and efficacy.

Q: How do flow restrictors for healthcare improve medical devices?

A: Flow restrictors improve medical devices by providing accurate and consistent control of fluid and gas flow, reducing the risk of over or under-delivery of medications or respiratory support. This precision is vital for patient care, ensuring therapies are delivered safely and effectively.

Q: Can flow restrictors for healthcare be customized for specific applications?

A: Yes, flow restrictors for healthcare can be customized to meet the specific requirements of various medical devices. Mott offers customization options in terms of size, material, and flow rate capabilities to integrate seamlessly with different medical applications, ensuring optimal performance and compatibility.

Q: What makes Mott’s flow restrictors for healthcare different from other flow control solutions?

A: Mott’s flow restrictors stand out due to their use of porous metal technology, which offers superior reliability and precision compared to traditional flow control methods. This technology allows for the integration of filtration and flow control in a single component, enhancing device performance and patient safety. Additionally, Mott’s expertise in material science and engineering ensures their flow restrictors meet the rigorous standards required in healthcare settings.