Seeley, Andrew J.; Price, Duncan M.; Purge gas feeding means, abatement systems and methods of modifying abatement systems. US Patent 10,888,817 January 12 (2021)
A purge gas feeding means, an abatement system comprising such a means and a method of modifying an abatement system to include such a purge gas feeding means is disclosed. The purge gas feeding means comprises a plurality of paths running from an outer perimeter of the purge gas feeding means to an inner surface, the inner surface comprising a purge gas outlet for outputting the purge gas into the abatement system; wherein a cross sectional area of the plurality of paths increases from the outer perimeter to the inner surface such that a pressure of the purge gas falls flowing along the paths drops.
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