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Title: Fast-acting valve and uses thereof

Abstract

A very fast acting valve capable of producing a very well-defined plug of gas suitable for filling a theta pinch vacuum vessel is given. The valve requires no springs, instead being stopped mainly by a nonlinear force. Thus, the valve is not subject to bouncing; and the ratio of the size of the valve housing to the size of the valve stem is smaller than it would be if springs were needed to stop the valve stem. Furthermore, the valve can be used for thousands of valve firings with no apparent valve damage.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6590054
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-06-016325; EDB-81-048780
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; VALVES; CONTROL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; FLOW REGULATORS 700209* -- Fusion Power Plant Technology-- Component Development & Materials Testing

Citation Formats

Meyer, J.A. Fast-acting valve and uses thereof. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Meyer, J.A. Fast-acting valve and uses thereof. United States.
Meyer, J.A. Fri . "Fast-acting valve and uses thereof". United States.
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author = {Meyer, J.A.},
abstractNote = {A very fast acting valve capable of producing a very well-defined plug of gas suitable for filling a theta pinch vacuum vessel is given. The valve requires no springs, instead being stopped mainly by a nonlinear force. Thus, the valve is not subject to bouncing; and the ratio of the size of the valve housing to the size of the valve stem is smaller than it would be if springs were needed to stop the valve stem. Furthermore, the valve can be used for thousands of valve firings with no apparent valve damage.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {5}
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