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Title: Dual Tank Fuel System

Abstract

A dual tank fuel system has primary and secondary fuel tanks, with the primary tank including a filler pipe to receive fuel and a discharge line to deliver fuel to an engine, and with a balance pipe interconnecting the primary tank and the secondary tank. The balance pipe opens close to the bottom of each tank to direct fuel from the primary tank to the secondary tank as the primary tank is filled, and to direct fuel from the secondary tank to the primary tank as fuel is discharged from the primary tank through the discharge line. A vent line has branches connected to each tank to direct fuel vapor from the tanks as the tanks are filled, and to admit air to the tanks as fuel is delivered to the engine.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Albion, NY
  2. Churchville, NY
  3. Avon, NY
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
879469
Patent Number(s):
5983932
Application Number:
08/959905
Assignee:
General Motors Corporation (Detroit, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02M - SUPPLYING COMBUSTION ENGINES IN GENERAL WITH COMBUSTIBLE MIXTURES OR CONSTITUENTS THEREOF
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B60 - VEHICLES IN GENERAL B60K - ARRANGEMENT OR MOUNTING OF PROPULSION UNITS OR OF TRANSMISSIONS IN VEHICLES
DOE Contract Number:  
NREL-ZCB-13032-01
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Wagner, Richard William, Burkhard, James Frank, and Dauer, Kenneth John. Dual Tank Fuel System. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Wagner, Richard William, Burkhard, James Frank, & Dauer, Kenneth John. Dual Tank Fuel System. United States.
Wagner, Richard William, Burkhard, James Frank, and Dauer, Kenneth John. Tue . "Dual Tank Fuel System". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879469.
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title = {Dual Tank Fuel System},
author = {Wagner, Richard William and Burkhard, James Frank and Dauer, Kenneth John},
abstractNote = {A dual tank fuel system has primary and secondary fuel tanks, with the primary tank including a filler pipe to receive fuel and a discharge line to deliver fuel to an engine, and with a balance pipe interconnecting the primary tank and the secondary tank. The balance pipe opens close to the bottom of each tank to direct fuel from the primary tank to the secondary tank as the primary tank is filled, and to direct fuel from the secondary tank to the primary tank as fuel is discharged from the primary tank through the discharge line. A vent line has branches connected to each tank to direct fuel vapor from the tanks as the tanks are filled, and to admit air to the tanks as fuel is delivered to the engine.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {11}
}

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