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Title: System for sealing flanged connections

Abstract

A flange sealing system can include a loading member layer adapted to receive a sealing force thereon, at least one intermediate member receiving the sealing force from the loading member and adapted to distribute the load force to branch members in subsequent layers, and at least one contact member adapted to apply the sealing force evenly around a flange and press a surface of the flange and against at least one of a second flange surface or a cap to seal an opening associated with the flange via at least one of connection to the second flange surface or the cap. The system can be provided in the form of a first pipe receiving section and a second pipe receiving section for securing two flanges together with associated pipes with pivot points distributed about the first and second pipe receiving section and distributing even pressure around the flanges.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1893005
Patent Number(s):
11353150
Application Number:
16/425,222
Assignee:
Fermi Research Alliance, LLC (Batavia, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16L - PIPES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 05/29/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Baffes, Curtis M. System for sealing flanged connections. United States: N. p., 2022. Web.
Baffes, Curtis M. System for sealing flanged connections. United States.
Baffes, Curtis M. Tue . "System for sealing flanged connections". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1893005.
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Pressure joint for pipes
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