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Title: Rotary multiposition valve

Abstract

The disclosure is directed to a rotary multiposition valve for selectively directing the flow of a fluid through a plurality of paths. The valve comprises an inner member and a hollow housing with a row of ducts on its outer surface. The ducts are in fluid communication with the housing. An engaging section of the inner member is received in the housing. A seal divides the engaging section into a hollow inlet segment and a hollow outlet segment. A plurality of inlet apertures are disposed in the inlet sgegment and a plurality of outlet apertures are disposed in the outlet segment. The inlet apertures are disposed in a longitudinally and radially spaced-apart pattern that can be a helix. The outlet apertures are disposed in a corresponding pattern. As the inner member is rotated, whenever an inlet aperture overlaps one of the ducts, the corresponding outlet aperture overlaps a different duct, thus forming a fluid pathway.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6363200
Application Number:
ON: TI85005745
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-038913
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; VALVES; DESIGN; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; FLOW REGULATORS; 420200* - Engineering- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques

Citation Formats

Barclay, J.A., and Dyson, J.E. Rotary multiposition valve. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Barclay, J.A., & Dyson, J.E. Rotary multiposition valve. United States.
Barclay, J.A., and Dyson, J.E. Fri . "Rotary multiposition valve". United States.
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abstractNote = {The disclosure is directed to a rotary multiposition valve for selectively directing the flow of a fluid through a plurality of paths. The valve comprises an inner member and a hollow housing with a row of ducts on its outer surface. The ducts are in fluid communication with the housing. An engaging section of the inner member is received in the housing. A seal divides the engaging section into a hollow inlet segment and a hollow outlet segment. A plurality of inlet apertures are disposed in the inlet sgegment and a plurality of outlet apertures are disposed in the outlet segment. The inlet apertures are disposed in a longitudinally and radially spaced-apart pattern that can be a helix. The outlet apertures are disposed in a corresponding pattern. As the inner member is rotated, whenever an inlet aperture overlaps one of the ducts, the corresponding outlet aperture overlaps a different duct, thus forming a fluid pathway.},
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year = {1984},
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