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Title: Gasket and snap ring installation tool

Abstract

A tool for installing a gasket and a snap ring including a shaft, a first plate attached to the forward end of the shaft, a second plate slidably carried by the shaft, a spring disposed about the shaft between the first and second plates, and a sleeve that is free to slide over the shaft and engage the second plate. The first plate has a loading surface with a loading groove for receiving a snap ring and a shoulder for holding a gasket. A plurality of openings are formed through the first plate, communicating with the loading groove and approximately equally spaced about the groove. A plurality of rods are attached to the second plate, each rod slidable in one of the openings. In use, the loaded tool is inserted into a hollow pipe or pipe fitting having an internal flange and an internal seating groove, such that the gasket is positioned against the flange and the ring is in the approximate plane of the seating groove. The sleeve is pushed against the second plate, sliding the second plate towards the first plate, compressing the spring and sliding the rods forwards in the openings. The rods engage the snap ringmore » and urge the ring from the loading groove into the seating groove.« less

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Aiken, SC)
  2. (Orangeburg, SC)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO
OSTI Identifier:
869474
Patent Number(s):
5343607
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) SRS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
gasket; snap; installation; tool; installing; including; shaft; plate; attached; forward; slidably; carried; spring; disposed; plates; sleeve; free; slide; engage; loading; surface; groove; receiving; shoulder; holding; plurality; openings; formed; communicating; approximately; equally; spaced; rods; rod; slidable; loaded; inserted; hollow; pipe; fitting; internal; flange; seating; positioned; approximate; plane; pushed; sliding; towards; compressing; forwards; urge; approximately equal; equally spaced; spring disposed; slidably carried; installation tool; /29/

Citation Formats

Southerland, Jr., James M., and Barringer, Jr., Curtis N. Gasket and snap ring installation tool. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Southerland, Jr., James M., & Barringer, Jr., Curtis N. Gasket and snap ring installation tool. United States.
Southerland, Jr., James M., and Barringer, Jr., Curtis N. Sat . "Gasket and snap ring installation tool". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869474.
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title = {Gasket and snap ring installation tool},
author = {Southerland, Jr., James M. and Barringer, Jr., Curtis N.},
abstractNote = {A tool for installing a gasket and a snap ring including a shaft, a first plate attached to the forward end of the shaft, a second plate slidably carried by the shaft, a spring disposed about the shaft between the first and second plates, and a sleeve that is free to slide over the shaft and engage the second plate. The first plate has a loading surface with a loading groove for receiving a snap ring and a shoulder for holding a gasket. A plurality of openings are formed through the first plate, communicating with the loading groove and approximately equally spaced about the groove. A plurality of rods are attached to the second plate, each rod slidable in one of the openings. In use, the loaded tool is inserted into a hollow pipe or pipe fitting having an internal flange and an internal seating groove, such that the gasket is positioned against the flange and the ring is in the approximate plane of the seating groove. The sleeve is pushed against the second plate, sliding the second plate towards the first plate, compressing the spring and sliding the rods forwards in the openings. The rods engage the snap ring and urge the ring from the loading groove into the seating groove.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
}

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