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Title: Adjustable flow rate controller for polymer solutions

Abstract

An adjustable device for controlling the flow rate of polymer solutions which results in only little shearing of the polymer molecules, said device comprising an inlet manifold, an outlet manifold, a plurality of tubes capable of providing communication between said inlet and outlet manifolds, said tubes each having an internal diameter that is smaller than that of the inlet manifold and large enough to insure that viscosity of the polymer solution passing through each said tube will not be reduced more than about 25 percent, and a valve associated with each tube, said valve being capable of opening or closing communication in that tube between the inlet and outlet manifolds, each said valve when fully open having a diameter that is substantially at least as great as that of the tube with which it is associated.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Bartlesville, OK)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Phillips Petroleum Co
OSTI Identifier:
863928
Patent Number(s):
4276904
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
ET-76-C-03-1814
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
adjustable; flow; rate; controller; polymer; solutions; device; controlling; results; shearing; molecules; comprising; inlet; manifold; outlet; plurality; tubes; capable; providing; communication; manifolds; internal; diameter; insure; viscosity; solution; passing; tube; reduced; 25; percent; valve; associated; closing; substantially; outlet manifold; inlet manifold; internal diameter; flow rate; device comprising; polymer solution; polymer molecules; providing communication; rate control; solution pass; polymer solutions; /137/

Citation Formats

Jackson, Kenneth M. Adjustable flow rate controller for polymer solutions. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Jackson, Kenneth M. Adjustable flow rate controller for polymer solutions. United States.
Jackson, Kenneth M. Thu . "Adjustable flow rate controller for polymer solutions". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863928.
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title = {Adjustable flow rate controller for polymer solutions},
author = {Jackson, Kenneth M.},
abstractNote = {An adjustable device for controlling the flow rate of polymer solutions which results in only little shearing of the polymer molecules, said device comprising an inlet manifold, an outlet manifold, a plurality of tubes capable of providing communication between said inlet and outlet manifolds, said tubes each having an internal diameter that is smaller than that of the inlet manifold and large enough to insure that viscosity of the polymer solution passing through each said tube will not be reduced more than about 25 percent, and a valve associated with each tube, said valve being capable of opening or closing communication in that tube between the inlet and outlet manifolds, each said valve when fully open having a diameter that is substantially at least as great as that of the tube with which it is associated.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
}

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