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Title: Continuously-operable flow stream processing system and method

Abstract

A continuously-operable flow stream processing system and method has two or more fluid processing media arranged in a fluid conduit network to provide alternate flow paths for a flow stream to be processed (e.g. filtered). Valves and other flow control devices, e.g. controller module and sensors, are used to redirect the flow stream from one or more service-needed fluid processing media to service-ready fluid processing media without taking the system offline to remove, repair, replace, clean in situ, or otherwise service the service-needed fluid processing media, so that the system may operate continuously to process the flow stream without stoppage. Redirection into alternative flow paths and media may be automatically implemented based on a predetermined threshold or trigger condition, such as may be detected by sensors directly or indirectly monitoring media condition.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568098
Patent Number(s):
10239009
Application Number:
13/827,855
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 03/14/2013
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Mitchell, Mark A., and Anderson, Brian. Continuously-operable flow stream processing system and method. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Mitchell, Mark A., & Anderson, Brian. Continuously-operable flow stream processing system and method. United States.
Mitchell, Mark A., and Anderson, Brian. Tue . "Continuously-operable flow stream processing system and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568098.
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