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Title: Multiple volume compressor for hot gas engine

Abstract

A multiple volume compressor for use in a hot gas (Stirling) engine having a plurality of different volume chambers arranged to pump down the engine when decreased power is called for and return the working gas to a storage tank or reservoir. A valve actuated bypass loop is placed over each chamber which can be opened to return gas discharged from the chamber back to the inlet thereto. By selectively actuating the bypass valves, a number of different compressor capacities can be attained without changing compressor speed whereby the capacity of the compressor can be matched to the power available from the engine which is used to drive the compressor.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Clifton Park, NY
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
865929
Patent Number(s):
4601172
Assignee:
Mechanical Technology Incorporated (Latham, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02G - HOT GAS OR COMBUSTION-PRODUCT POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT ENGINE PLANTS
DOE Contract Number:  
DEN 3-32
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
multiple; volume; compressor; hot; gas; engine; stirling; plurality; chambers; arranged; pump; decreased; power; called; return; storage; tank; reservoir; valve; actuated; bypass; loop; placed; chamber; discharged; inlet; thereto; selectively; actuating; valves; capacities; attained; changing; speed; whereby; capacity; matched; available; drive; storage tank; hot gas; gas engine; gas discharge; chambers arranged; multiple volume; gas discharged; volume chambers; volume compressor; bypass loop; /60/

Citation Formats

Stotts, Robert E. Multiple volume compressor for hot gas engine. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Stotts, Robert E. Multiple volume compressor for hot gas engine. United States.
Stotts, Robert E. Wed . "Multiple volume compressor for hot gas engine". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865929.
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abstractNote = {A multiple volume compressor for use in a hot gas (Stirling) engine having a plurality of different volume chambers arranged to pump down the engine when decreased power is called for and return the working gas to a storage tank or reservoir. A valve actuated bypass loop is placed over each chamber which can be opened to return gas discharged from the chamber back to the inlet thereto. By selectively actuating the bypass valves, a number of different compressor capacities can be attained without changing compressor speed whereby the capacity of the compressor can be matched to the power available from the engine which is used to drive the compressor.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
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