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Title: Self-regulating flow control device

Abstract

A variable, self-regulating valve having a hydraulic loss coefficient proportional to a positive exponential power of the flow rate. The device includes two objects in a flow channel and structure which assures that the distance between the two objects is an increasing function of the flow rate. The range of spacing between the objects is such that the hydraulic resistance of the valve is an increasing function of the distance between the two objects so that the desired hydraulic loss coefficient as a function of flow rate is obtained without variation in the flow area.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP
OSTI Identifier:
865128
Patent Number(s):
4465103
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) BAPL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-76PN00014
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
self-regulating; flow; control; device; variable; valve; hydraulic; loss; coefficient; proportional; positive; exponential; power; rate; channel; structure; assures; distance; increasing; function; range; spacing; resistance; desired; obtained; variation; flow control; control device; flow channel; flow rate; regulating valve; /138/

Citation Formats

Humphreys, Duane A. Self-regulating flow control device. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Humphreys, Duane A. Self-regulating flow control device. United States.
Humphreys, Duane A. Sun . "Self-regulating flow control device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865128.
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title = {Self-regulating flow control device},
author = {Humphreys, Duane A.},
abstractNote = {A variable, self-regulating valve having a hydraulic loss coefficient proportional to a positive exponential power of the flow rate. The device includes two objects in a flow channel and structure which assures that the distance between the two objects is an increasing function of the flow rate. The range of spacing between the objects is such that the hydraulic resistance of the valve is an increasing function of the distance between the two objects so that the desired hydraulic loss coefficient as a function of flow rate is obtained without variation in the flow area.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}

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