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Title: Self-cleaning feed distributing delivery device for glass melters

Abstract

A self cleaning, plug resistant, adjustable parameter feed distributing and delivery apparatus for a glass melter comprising a housing with a passage therethrough for a glass slurry, a cold finger within the passage for creating a dispersion pattern of the slurry, a movable slotted tube for controlling the confluence of air propellant and slurry in the passage, and a plurality of ribs that extend through the slots in the slotted tube to urge the slurry forward if it becomes stuck or resists forward movement. Coolant passages in the housing and the cold finger maintain the slurry temperature below that of the melter plenum. The cold finger is axially movable to adjust the dispersion pattern to the desired consistency. Other design features of size can be applied for use in situations requiring different parameters of pattern, particle size, rate, and feed consistencies. The device utilizes air as both a propellant and a surface cleansing mechanism. Other fluids may be used as propellants where process compatibility requires.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (155 Gatewood Dr., Aiken, SC 29801)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO
OSTI Identifier:
868414
Patent Number(s):
5135169
Assignee:
Mensink; Daniel L. (155 Gatewood Dr., Aiken, SC 29801) SRS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
self-cleaning; feed; distributing; delivery; device; glass; melters; cleaning; plug; resistant; adjustable; parameter; apparatus; melter; comprising; housing; passage; therethrough; slurry; cold; finger; creating; dispersion; pattern; movable; slotted; tube; controlling; confluence; air; propellant; plurality; ribs; extend; slots; urge; forward; stuck; resists; movement; coolant; passages; maintain; temperature; below; plenum; axially; adjust; desired; consistency; design; features; size; applied; situations; requiring; parameters; particle; rate; consistencies; utilizes; surface; cleansing; mechanism; fluids; propellants; process; compatibility; requires; axially movable; passage therethrough; device utilizes; temperature below; particle size; glass melt; cold finger; coolant passages; glass melter; design features; melter comprising; melter plenum; coolant passage; utilizes air; surface clean; feed distributing; delivery apparatus; delivery device; /239/

Citation Formats

Mensink, Daniel L. Self-cleaning feed distributing delivery device for glass melters. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Mensink, Daniel L. Self-cleaning feed distributing delivery device for glass melters. United States.
Mensink, Daniel L. Wed . "Self-cleaning feed distributing delivery device for glass melters". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868414.
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abstractNote = {A self cleaning, plug resistant, adjustable parameter feed distributing and delivery apparatus for a glass melter comprising a housing with a passage therethrough for a glass slurry, a cold finger within the passage for creating a dispersion pattern of the slurry, a movable slotted tube for controlling the confluence of air propellant and slurry in the passage, and a plurality of ribs that extend through the slots in the slotted tube to urge the slurry forward if it becomes stuck or resists forward movement. Coolant passages in the housing and the cold finger maintain the slurry temperature below that of the melter plenum. The cold finger is axially movable to adjust the dispersion pattern to the desired consistency. Other design features of size can be applied for use in situations requiring different parameters of pattern, particle size, rate, and feed consistencies. The device utilizes air as both a propellant and a surface cleansing mechanism. Other fluids may be used as propellants where process compatibility requires.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
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