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Title: Multiple source/multiple target fluid transfer apparatus

Abstract

A fluid transfer apparatus includes: (a) a plurality of orifices for connection with fluid sources; (b) a plurality of orifices for connection with fluid targets; (c) a set of fluid source conduits and fluid target conduits associated with the orifices; (d) a pump fluidically interposed between the source and target conduits to transfer fluid there between; (e) a purge gas conduit in fluid communication with the fluid source conduits, fluid target conduits and pump to receive and pass a purge gas under pressure; (f) a solvent conduit in fluid communication with the fluid source conduits, fluid target conduits and pump to receive and pass solvent, the solvent conduit including a solvent valve; (g) pump control means for controlling operation of the pump; (h) purge gas valve control means for controlling operation of the purge gas valve to selectively impart flow of purge gas to the fluid source conduits, fluid target conduits and pump; (i) solvent valve control means for controlling operation of the solvent valve to selectively impart flow of solvent to the fluid source conduits, fluid target conduits and pump; and (j) source and target valve control means for controlling operation of the fluid source conduit valves and themore » fluid target conduit valves to selectively impart passage of fluid between a selected one of the fluid source conduits and a selected one of the fluid target conduits through the pump and to enable passage of solvent or purge gas through selected fluid source conduits and selected fluid target conduits. 6 figs.« less

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G Idaho Inc
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
527763
Patent Number(s):
5,660,201
Application Number:
PAN: 8-172,515
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States) PTO; SCA: 420200; PA: EDB-97:126453; SN: 97001843781
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 26 Aug 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; ORIFICES; PIPES; PUMPS; VALVES; CONTROL EQUIPMENT

Citation Formats

Turner, T.D. Multiple source/multiple target fluid transfer apparatus. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Turner, T.D. Multiple source/multiple target fluid transfer apparatus. United States.
Turner, T.D. Tue . "Multiple source/multiple target fluid transfer apparatus". United States.
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abstractNote = {A fluid transfer apparatus includes: (a) a plurality of orifices for connection with fluid sources; (b) a plurality of orifices for connection with fluid targets; (c) a set of fluid source conduits and fluid target conduits associated with the orifices; (d) a pump fluidically interposed between the source and target conduits to transfer fluid there between; (e) a purge gas conduit in fluid communication with the fluid source conduits, fluid target conduits and pump to receive and pass a purge gas under pressure; (f) a solvent conduit in fluid communication with the fluid source conduits, fluid target conduits and pump to receive and pass solvent, the solvent conduit including a solvent valve; (g) pump control means for controlling operation of the pump; (h) purge gas valve control means for controlling operation of the purge gas valve to selectively impart flow of purge gas to the fluid source conduits, fluid target conduits and pump; (i) solvent valve control means for controlling operation of the solvent valve to selectively impart flow of solvent to the fluid source conduits, fluid target conduits and pump; and (j) source and target valve control means for controlling operation of the fluid source conduit valves and the fluid target conduit valves to selectively impart passage of fluid between a selected one of the fluid source conduits and a selected one of the fluid target conduits through the pump and to enable passage of solvent or purge gas through selected fluid source conduits and selected fluid target conduits. 6 figs.},
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