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Title: Semi-active compressor valve

Abstract

A method and system for fine-tuning the motion of suction or discharge valves associated with cylinders of a reciprocating gas compressor, such as the large compressors used for natural gas transmission. The valve's primary driving force is conventional, but the valve also uses an electromagnetic coil to sense position of the plate (or other plugging element) and to provide an opposing force prior to impact.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Helotes, TX
  2. San Antonio, TX
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1012766
Patent Number(s):
7762521
Application Number:
11/752,700
Assignee:
Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F01 - MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL F01L - CYCLICALLY OPERATING VALVES FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F04 - POSITIVE - DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS F04B - POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES FOR LIQUIDS
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-04NT42269
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Brun, Klaus, and Gernentz, Ryan S. Semi-active compressor valve. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Brun, Klaus, & Gernentz, Ryan S. Semi-active compressor valve. United States.
Brun, Klaus, and Gernentz, Ryan S. Tue . "Semi-active compressor valve". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1012766.
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