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Title: Annular flow diverter valve

Abstract

A valve for diverting flow from the center of two concentric tubes to the annulus between the tubes or, operating in the reverse direction, for mixing fluids from concentric tubes into a common tube and for controlling the volume ratio of said flow consists of a toroidal baffle disposed in sliding engagement with the interior of the inner tube downstream of a plurality of ports in the inner tube, a plurality of gates in sliding engagement with the interior of the inner tube attached to the baffle for movement therewith, a servomotor having a bullet-shaped plug on the downstream end thereof, and drive rods connecting the servomotor to the toroidal baffle, the servomotor thereby being adapted to move the baffle into mating engagement with the bullet-shaped plug and simultaneously move the gates away from the ports in the inner tube and to move the baffle away from the bullet-shaped plug and simultaneously move the gates to cover the ports in the inner tube.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Walkersville, MD
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863530
Patent Number(s):
4193422
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16K - VALVES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
annular; flow; diverter; valve; diverting; center; concentric; tubes; annulus; operating; reverse; direction; mixing; fluids; common; tube; controlling; volume; ratio; consists; toroidal; baffle; disposed; sliding; engagement; interior; inner; downstream; plurality; ports; gates; attached; movement; therewith; servomotor; bullet-shaped; plug; drive; rods; connecting; adapted; move; mating; simultaneously; cover; volume ratio; inner tube; concentric tubes; annular flow; mating engagement; reverse direction; drive rod; drive rods; baffle disposed; rods connect; flow diverter; diverter valve; /137/

Citation Formats

Rider, Robert L. Annular flow diverter valve. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Rider, Robert L. Annular flow diverter valve. United States.
Rider, Robert L. Tue . "Annular flow diverter valve". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863530.
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abstractNote = {A valve for diverting flow from the center of two concentric tubes to the annulus between the tubes or, operating in the reverse direction, for mixing fluids from concentric tubes into a common tube and for controlling the volume ratio of said flow consists of a toroidal baffle disposed in sliding engagement with the interior of the inner tube downstream of a plurality of ports in the inner tube, a plurality of gates in sliding engagement with the interior of the inner tube attached to the baffle for movement therewith, a servomotor having a bullet-shaped plug on the downstream end thereof, and drive rods connecting the servomotor to the toroidal baffle, the servomotor thereby being adapted to move the baffle into mating engagement with the bullet-shaped plug and simultaneously move the gates away from the ports in the inner tube and to move the baffle away from the bullet-shaped plug and simultaneously move the gates to cover the ports in the inner tube.},
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