Accession Number : ADD011682

Title :   Thermo-Electric Valve.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Chamberland,R R ; Stanland,A J

Report Date : 12 Feb 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A thermo-electric valve is described for scuttling floating devices comprising, a cylindrical sleeve affixed to and passing through a bulkhead separating a pressurized medium on one side from a lower pressure space on the other side, a piston moveably mounted within the sleeve bore and exposed to the pressurized medium having a portion thereof blocking the sleeve bore, an O-ring sealing the gap between the piston head and the sleeve bore, a fully compressed spring pressing against the piston, a rigid dielectric washer and a low power resistor holding the piston against the spring. In operation a low current is passed through the resistor, disintegrating it which releases the spring's stored energy. This actuates the valve by expelling the piston which allows the pressurized fluid or gas to enter the lower pressure space.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *VALVES, RESISTORS, THERMOELECTRICITY, PISTONS, O RINGS, SEALS(STOPPERS), ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE, PNEUMATIC ACTUATORS, SPRINGS, PRESSURIZATION, BULKHEADS, FLOATING BODIES, SINKING

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE