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Title: Apparatus and method for grounding compressed fuel fueling operator

Abstract

A safety system for grounding an operator at a fueling station prior to removing a fuel fill nozzle from a fuel tank upon completion of a fuel filling operation is provided which includes a fuel tank port in communication with the fuel tank for receiving and retaining the nozzle during the fuel filling operation and a grounding device adjacent to the fuel tank port which includes a grounding switch having a contact member that receives physical contact by the operator and where physical contact of the contact member activates the grounding switch. A releasable interlock is included that provides a lock position wherein the nozzle is locked into the port upon insertion of the nozzle into the port and a release position wherein the nozzle is releasable from the port upon completion of the fuel filling operation and after physical contact of the contact member is accomplished.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Bethlehem, PA)
  2. (Riegelsville, PA)
  3. (Wrightstown, PA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, PA)
OSTI Identifier:
874496
Patent Number(s):
US 6401767
Application Number:
09/862259
Assignee:
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Allentown, PA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
FC08-99NV13578
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; method; grounding; compressed; fuel; fueling; operator; safety; station; prior; removing; fill; nozzle; tank; completion; filling; operation; provided; communication; receiving; retaining; device; adjacent; switch; contact; receives; physical; activates; releasable; interlock; included; provides; lock; position; locked; insertion; release; accomplished; physical contact; /141/307/362/

Citation Formats

Cohen, Joseph Perry, Farese, David John, and Xu, Jianguo. Apparatus and method for grounding compressed fuel fueling operator. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Cohen, Joseph Perry, Farese, David John, & Xu, Jianguo. Apparatus and method for grounding compressed fuel fueling operator. United States.
Cohen, Joseph Perry, Farese, David John, and Xu, Jianguo. Tue . "Apparatus and method for grounding compressed fuel fueling operator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874496.
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title = {Apparatus and method for grounding compressed fuel fueling operator},
author = {Cohen, Joseph Perry and Farese, David John and Xu, Jianguo},
abstractNote = {A safety system for grounding an operator at a fueling station prior to removing a fuel fill nozzle from a fuel tank upon completion of a fuel filling operation is provided which includes a fuel tank port in communication with the fuel tank for receiving and retaining the nozzle during the fuel filling operation and a grounding device adjacent to the fuel tank port which includes a grounding switch having a contact member that receives physical contact by the operator and where physical contact of the contact member activates the grounding switch. A releasable interlock is included that provides a lock position wherein the nozzle is locked into the port upon insertion of the nozzle into the port and a release position wherein the nozzle is releasable from the port upon completion of the fuel filling operation and after physical contact of the contact member is accomplished.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 11 00:00:00 EDT 2002},
month = {Tue Jun 11 00:00:00 EDT 2002}
}

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