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Title: System and method and apparatus for maintaining a pressure balance in a solids flow loop and for controlling the flow of solids therethrough

A system includes a standpipe for receiving a flow of solids therethrough, the standpipe having at least one inlet configured to receive a gas for decreasing a solids-to-gas ratio of the flow, a sealpot having an inlet fluidly coupled to the standpipe and an outlet fluidly coupled to a riser, the sealpot being configured to fluidize the solids received from the standpipe and to transport the solids to the riser, and a drain device fluidly coupled to an outlet in the standpipe, the outlet being located upstream from the inlet of the sealpot. The drain device is configured to remove the excess gas from the flow of solids within the standpipe to increase the solids-to-gas ratio of the flow prior to the solids entering the sealpot.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1462179
Assignee:
GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH (Baden, CH) NETL
Patent Number(s):
10,011,441
Application Number:
15/086,914
Contract Number:
FE0009484
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Mar 31
Research Org:
General Electric Technology GmbH, Baden (Switzerland)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING