Accession Number : ADD003092

Title :   Gas Vent System for Operation in Any Arbitrary Spatial Orientation.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hallanger,Lawrence W ; Tucker,Leroy W

Report Date : 06 Jul 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a gas vent tube for removing gas from a container while minimizing loss of liquids. The vent is mounted in a cylindrical container on a 360 degrees rotating joint and has a buoyant material attached to always maintain the vent in an upright position. The pickup tube also has a buoyancy closure valve to prevent the loss of liquid when the end of the pickup tube is not in a gas, and may be provided with a check valve when the container is submerged in a second liquid to prevent the intrusion of the second liquid into the container.

Descriptors :   *Gas generating systems, *Vents, *Patents, Hermetic seals, Venting, Check valves, Rotary seals, Buoyancy, Underwater equipment

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE