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Title: Ball valve extractor

Abstract

An apparatus and process for removing a ball valve is provided. The ball valve removal tool provides a handle sliding along the length of a shaft. One end of the shaft is secured within an interior cavity of a ball valve while the opposite end of the shaft defines a stop member. By providing a manual sliding force to the handle, the handle impacts the stop member and transmits the force to the ball valve. The direction of the force is along the shaft of the removal tool and disengages the ball valve from the ball valve housing.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Walterboro, SC
  2. North Augusta, SC
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874377
Patent Number(s):
6378550
Assignee:
Westinghouse Savannah River Company, LLC (Aiken, SC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16K - VALVES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ball; valve; extractor; apparatus; process; removing; provided; removal; tool; provides; handle; sliding; length; shaft; secured; interior; cavity; opposite; defines; stop; providing; manual; force; impacts; transmits; direction; disengages; housing; interior cavity; ball valve; /137/29/81/173/

Citation Formats

Herndon, Charles, and Brown, Roger A. Ball valve extractor. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Herndon, Charles, & Brown, Roger A. Ball valve extractor. United States.
Herndon, Charles, and Brown, Roger A. Tue . "Ball valve extractor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874377.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus and process for removing a ball valve is provided. The ball valve removal tool provides a handle sliding along the length of a shaft. One end of the shaft is secured within an interior cavity of a ball valve while the opposite end of the shaft defines a stop member. By providing a manual sliding force to the handle, the handle impacts the stop member and transmits the force to the ball valve. The direction of the force is along the shaft of the removal tool and disengages the ball valve from the ball valve housing.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
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