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Title: Internal combustion engine for natural gas compressor operation

Abstract

This application concerns systems and methods for compressing natural gas with an internal combustion engine. In a representative embodiment, a method is featured which includes placing a first cylinder of an internal combustion engine in a compressor mode, and compressing a gas within the first cylinder, using the cylinder as a reciprocating compressor. In some embodiments a compression check valve system is used to regulate pressure and flow within cylinders of the engine during a compression process.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1337672
Patent Number(s):
9,528,465
Application Number:
14/676,725
Assignee:
Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) ARPA-E
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000259
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Apr 01
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 03 NATURAL GAS

Citation Formats

Hagen, Christopher, and Babbitt, Guy. Internal combustion engine for natural gas compressor operation. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Hagen, Christopher, & Babbitt, Guy. Internal combustion engine for natural gas compressor operation. United States.
Hagen, Christopher, and Babbitt, Guy. Tue . "Internal combustion engine for natural gas compressor operation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1337672.
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abstractNote = {This application concerns systems and methods for compressing natural gas with an internal combustion engine. In a representative embodiment, a method is featured which includes placing a first cylinder of an internal combustion engine in a compressor mode, and compressing a gas within the first cylinder, using the cylinder as a reciprocating compressor. In some embodiments a compression check valve system is used to regulate pressure and flow within cylinders of the engine during a compression process.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {12}
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