Accession Number : ADD005263

Title :   Gas/Liquid Separator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Swogger,Emery C

Report Date : 06 Jun 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A gas/liquid separator for separating entrained gases such as air from liquid such as oil in hydraulic systems under extreme flight conditions is provided. High density liquid substantially devoid of gas bubbles is forced toward the perimeter of a liquid chamber through centrifugal force by imparting rotational velocity to incoming liquid, causing low density air-entrained liquid and large gas bubbles to collect in the center of the chamber. The high density liquid is discharged from an upper slot in the chamber while liquid with entrained gas bubbles is urged centrally upward into a second chamber where further separation occurs. Gas-free liquid from the upper chamber is collected and discharged centrally within opposed outlets communicating with the slot to provide a pumping action which augments liquid flow into and out of the upper chamber. Gas is bled from the upper chamber. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Gases, *Hydraulic fluids, *Separators, Entrainment, Air, Flight testing, Bubbles, Centrifugal force, Rotation

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE