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Title: Dual Tank Fuel System

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.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. (Albion, NY)
  2. (Churchville, NY)
  3. (Avon, NY)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
879469
Report Number(s):
US 5,983,932
US patent application 08/959905
DOE Contract Number:
NREL-ZCB-13032-01
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English