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Title: Apparatus for unloading pressurized fluid

Abstract

An apparatus for unloading fluid, preferably pressurized gas, from containers in a controlled manner that protects the immediate area from exposure to the container contents. The device consists of an unloading housing, which is enclosed within at least one protective structure, for receiving the dispensed contents of the steel container, and a laser light source, located external to the protective structure, for opening the steel container instantaneously. The neck or stem of the fluid container is placed within the sealed interior environment of the unloading housing. The laser light passes through both the protective structure and the unloading housing to instantaneously pierce a small hole within the stem of the container. Both the protective structure and the unloading housing are specially designed to allow laser light passage without compromising the light's energy level. Also, the unloading housing allows controlled flow of the gas once it has been dispensed from the container. The external light source permits remote operation of the unloading device.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. 3600 Westhampton Dr., Martinez, GA 30907
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
869108
Patent Number(s):
5275214
Assignee:
Rehberger, Kevin M. (3600 Westhampton Dr., Martinez, GA 30907)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B09 - DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE B09B - DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE
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
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; unloading; pressurized; fluid; preferably; gas; containers; controlled; manner; protects; immediate; exposure; container; contents; device; consists; housing; enclosed; protective; structure; receiving; dispensed; steel; laser; light; source; located; external; instantaneously; neck; placed; sealed; interior; environment; passes; pierce; specially; designed; allow; passage; compromising; energy; level; allows; flow; permits; remote; operation; light passes; specially designed; energy level; light source; laser light; pressurized fluid; pressurized gas; controlled manner; remote operation; preferably pressurized; allows controlled; device consists; controlled flow; fluid container; allows control; /141/219/222/372/

Citation Formats

Rehberger, Kevin M. Apparatus for unloading pressurized fluid. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Rehberger, Kevin M. Apparatus for unloading pressurized fluid. United States.
Rehberger, Kevin M. Sat . "Apparatus for unloading pressurized fluid". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869108.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus for unloading fluid, preferably pressurized gas, from containers in a controlled manner that protects the immediate area from exposure to the container contents. The device consists of an unloading housing, which is enclosed within at least one protective structure, for receiving the dispensed contents of the steel container, and a laser light source, located external to the protective structure, for opening the steel container instantaneously. The neck or stem of the fluid container is placed within the sealed interior environment of the unloading housing. The laser light passes through both the protective structure and the unloading housing to instantaneously pierce a small hole within the stem of the container. Both the protective structure and the unloading housing are specially designed to allow laser light passage without compromising the light's energy level. Also, the unloading housing allows controlled flow of the gas once it has been dispensed from the container. The external light source permits remote operation of the unloading device.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
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