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Title: Multiple source/multiple target fluid transfer apparatus

Abstract

A fluid transfer apparatus includes: a) a plurality of orifices for connection with fluid sources; b) a plurality of orifices for connection with fluid targets; c) a set of fluid source conduits and fluid target conduits associated with the orifices; d) a pump fluidically interposed between the source and target conduits to transfer fluid therebetween; e) a purge gas conduit in fluid communication with the fluid source conduits, fluid target conduits and pump to receive and pass a purge gas under pressure; f) a solvent conduit in fluid communication with the fluid source conduits, fluid target conduits and pump to receive and pass solvent, the solvent conduit including a solvent valve; g) pump control means for controlling operation of the pump; h) purge gas valve control means for controlling operation of the purge gas valve to selectively impart flow of purge gas to the fluid source conduits, fluid target conduits and pump; i) solvent valve control means for controlling operation of the solvent valve to selectively impart flow of solvent to the fluid source conduits, fluid target conduits and pump; and j) source and target valve control means for controlling operation of the fluid source conduit valves and the fluidmore » target conduit valves to selectively impart passage of fluid between a selected one of the fluid source conduits and a selected one of the fluid target conduits through the pump and to enable passage of solvent or purge gas through selected fluid source conduits and selected fluid target conduits.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G IDAHO INC
OSTI Identifier:
871111
Patent Number(s):
5660201
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B05 - SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL B05B - SPRAYING APPARATUS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B08 - CLEANING B08B - CLEANING IN GENERAL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
multiple; source; target; fluid; transfer; apparatus; plurality; orifices; connection; sources; targets; set; conduits; associated; pump; fluidically; interposed; therebetween; purge; gas; conduit; communication; receive; pass; pressure; solvent; including; valve; control; means; controlling; operation; selectively; impart; flow; valves; passage; selected; enable; valve control; purge gas; transfer fluid; fluid communication; control means; transfer apparatus; fluid source; multiple target; fluid transfer; gas valve; pump control; multiple source; fluid sources; /137/134/222/

Citation Formats

Turner, Terry D. Multiple source/multiple target fluid transfer apparatus. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Turner, Terry D. Multiple source/multiple target fluid transfer apparatus. United States.
Turner, Terry D. Wed . "Multiple source/multiple target fluid transfer apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871111.
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