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Title: Method, apparatus and system for controlling fluid flow

Abstract

A system, apparatus and method of controlling the flow of a fluid are provided. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a flow control device includes a valve having a flow path defined therethrough and a valve seat in communication with the flow path with a valve stem disposed in the valve seat. The valve stem and valve seat are cooperatively configured to cause mutual relative linear displacement thereof in response to rotation of the valve stem. A gear member is coupled with the rotary stem and a linear positioning member includes a portion which complementarily engages the gear member. Upon displacement of the linear positioning member along a first axis, the gear member and rotary valve stem are rotated about a second axis and the valve stem and valve seat are mutually linearly displaced to alter the flow of fluid through the valve.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
  2. Shelley, ID
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
919060
Patent Number(s):
7,287,541
Application Number:
10/760,015
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

McMurtrey, Ryan D, Ginosar, Daniel M, and Burch, Joesph V. Method, apparatus and system for controlling fluid flow. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
McMurtrey, Ryan D, Ginosar, Daniel M, & Burch, Joesph V. Method, apparatus and system for controlling fluid flow. United States.
McMurtrey, Ryan D, Ginosar, Daniel M, and Burch, Joesph V. 2007. "Method, apparatus and system for controlling fluid flow". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/919060.
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abstractNote = {A system, apparatus and method of controlling the flow of a fluid are provided. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a flow control device includes a valve having a flow path defined therethrough and a valve seat in communication with the flow path with a valve stem disposed in the valve seat. The valve stem and valve seat are cooperatively configured to cause mutual relative linear displacement thereof in response to rotation of the valve stem. A gear member is coupled with the rotary stem and a linear positioning member includes a portion which complementarily engages the gear member. Upon displacement of the linear positioning member along a first axis, the gear member and rotary valve stem are rotated about a second axis and the valve stem and valve seat are mutually linearly displaced to alter the flow of fluid through the valve.},
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