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Title: Multi-bottle, no compressor, mean pressure control system for a Stirling engine

Abstract

The invention relates to an apparatus for mean pressure control of a Stirling engine without the need for a compressor. The invention includes a multi-tank system in which there is at least one high pressure level tank and one low pressure level tank wherein gas flows through a maximum pressure and supply line from the engine to the high pressure tank when a first valve is opened until the maximum pressure of the engine drops below that of the high pressure tank opening an inlet regulator to permit gas flow from the engine to the low pressure tank. When gas flows toward the engine it flows through the minimum pressure supply line 2 when a second valve is opened from the low pressure tank until the tank reaches the engine's minimum pressure level at which time the outlet regulator opens permitting gas to be supplied from the high pressure tank to the engine. Check valves between the two tanks prevent any backflow of gas from occurring.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Melrose, NY)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
867529
Patent Number(s):
4958496
Assignee:
Mechanical Technology Incorporated (Latham, NY) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
DEN3-32
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
multi-bottle; compressor; mean; pressure; control; stirling; engine; relates; apparatus; multi-tank; level; tank; gas; flows; maximum; supply; line; valve; drops; below; inlet; regulator; permit; flow; minimum; reaches; time; outlet; permitting; supplied; check; valves; tanks; prevent; backflow; occurring; pressure level; mean pressure; pressure supply; gas flows; gas flow; stirling engine; check valve; supply line; check valves; maximum pressure; minimum pressure; permit gas; drops below; pressure control; /60/

Citation Formats

Corey, John A. Multi-bottle, no compressor, mean pressure control system for a Stirling engine. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Corey, John A. Multi-bottle, no compressor, mean pressure control system for a Stirling engine. United States.
Corey, John A. Mon . "Multi-bottle, no compressor, mean pressure control system for a Stirling engine". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867529.
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author = {Corey, John A.},
abstractNote = {The invention relates to an apparatus for mean pressure control of a Stirling engine without the need for a compressor. The invention includes a multi-tank system in which there is at least one high pressure level tank and one low pressure level tank wherein gas flows through a maximum pressure and supply line from the engine to the high pressure tank when a first valve is opened until the maximum pressure of the engine drops below that of the high pressure tank opening an inlet regulator to permit gas flow from the engine to the low pressure tank. When gas flows toward the engine it flows through the minimum pressure supply line 2 when a second valve is opened from the low pressure tank until the tank reaches the engine's minimum pressure level at which time the outlet regulator opens permitting gas to be supplied from the high pressure tank to the engine. Check valves between the two tanks prevent any backflow of gas from occurring.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
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