A plasma flow regulator or an EPS flow regulator or simply flow regulator was a component used to regulate the flow of plasma in the electro-plasma system of a starship or a starbase.
In September 2152, T'Pol had to lock down the flow regulators in Junction 42-A as the first step to bring the warp engine offline. (ENT: "The Catwalk")
An EPS flow regulator was one of the components in the prototype system for metaphasic shielding, a form of subspace shielding technology based on metaphasic fields, invented by Doctor Reyga, a Ferengi scientist, in 2369. (TNG: "Suspicions")
The power conduits of the Cardassian-designed starbase Deep Space 9 had one flow regulator per level. Chief Miles O'Brien suggested an automatic realignment of such a regulator as a possible cause of Ensign Aquino's death in 2369. (DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets")
In late 2375, the plasma flow regulators of the USS Defiant, formerly the USS Sao Paulo, were recalibrated by O'Brien's engineering team. (DS9: "What You Leave Behind")
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