Pumps are being used for precise, constant fluid delivery. Many pumps of reasonable cost require tedious calibration by serial
changing of dial-settings, observing with a stopwatch the time for delivery of a certain volume of fluid, and then calculating
the rate for each setting.
A simpler method has been developed whereby, from a graph calculated from observed rate at only two dial-settings, the dial
is set to give anapproximate flow-rate. Then, from a table previously calculated from a mathematical formula, the number of observed drops at the bedside
is adjusted by the dial to give anexact flow-rate.