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Title: Multi-port valve assembly

Abstract

A multi-port fluid valve apparatus is used to control the flow of fluids through a plurality of valves and includes a web, which preferably is a stainless steel endless belt. The belt has an aperture therethrough and is progressed, under motor drive and control, so that its aperture is moved from one valve mechanism to another. Each of the valve mechanisms comprises a pair of valve blocks which are held in fluid-tight relationship against the belt. Each valve block consists of a block having a bore through which the fluid flows, a first seal surrounding the bore and a second seal surrounding the first seal, with the distance between the first and second seals being greater than the size of the belt aperture. In order to open a valve, the motor progresses the belt aperture to where it is aligned with the two bores of a pair of valve blocks, such alignment permitting a flow of the fluid through the valve. The valve is closed by movement of the belt aperture and its replacement, within the pair of valve blocks, by a solid portion of the belt.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Teaneck, NJ
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EML
OSTI Identifier:
865789
Patent Number(s):
4576201
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 Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
G - PHYSICS G05 - CONTROLLING G05B - CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
multi-port; valve; assembly; fluid; apparatus; control; flow; fluids; plurality; valves; web; preferably; stainless; steel; endless; belt; aperture; therethrough; progressed; motor; drive; moved; mechanism; mechanisms; comprises; pair; blocks; held; fluid-tight; relationship; block; consists; bore; flows; seal; surrounding; distance; seals; size; progresses; aligned; bores; alignment; permitting; closed; movement; replacement; solid; portion; multi-port valve; motor drive; stainless steel; fluid flow; valve assembly; fluid flows; valve block; endless belt; solid portion; /137/251/

Citation Formats

Guggenheim, S Frederic. Multi-port valve assembly. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Guggenheim, S Frederic. Multi-port valve assembly. United States.
Guggenheim, S Frederic. Wed . "Multi-port valve assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865789.
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abstractNote = {A multi-port fluid valve apparatus is used to control the flow of fluids through a plurality of valves and includes a web, which preferably is a stainless steel endless belt. The belt has an aperture therethrough and is progressed, under motor drive and control, so that its aperture is moved from one valve mechanism to another. Each of the valve mechanisms comprises a pair of valve blocks which are held in fluid-tight relationship against the belt. Each valve block consists of a block having a bore through which the fluid flows, a first seal surrounding the bore and a second seal surrounding the first seal, with the distance between the first and second seals being greater than the size of the belt aperture. In order to open a valve, the motor progresses the belt aperture to where it is aligned with the two bores of a pair of valve blocks, such alignment permitting a flow of the fluid through the valve. The valve is closed by movement of the belt aperture and its replacement, within the pair of valve blocks, by a solid portion of the belt.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
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