A measure of the rate of production, in terms of mass of product per unit time per unit volume of plant. In vacuum technology, the quantity of gas or vapour passing a given section of a pump or pipeline in unit time; measured as the product of the pressure and the volume per second at the pressure at that section. Units: litre torr per second or litre pascal per second. Symbol Q.

Link to This Definition

Did you find this definition of THROUGHPUT helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Edited and fact checked by Pam: Google +