Accession Number : ADD014855

Title :   Flexible Flow through Saddle.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 21 Jul 89, patented 5 Feb 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : McAllister, Keith R

Report Date : 05 Feb 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This patent discloses a flexible flow through saddle for ship-to-ship refueling systems. The flexible flow through saddle includes a tubular structure having a pair of ribs located on the top and bottom of the tubular structure, each rib having an aperture therein. Extending from each end of the tubular structure and having an end portion thereof connected to the tubular structure is the helical shaped wire. The opposite end portion of each helical shaped wire is connected to a coupling member. That portion of each helical shaped wire between the coupling member and the tubular structure is encased in an elastomeric material which provides for flexibility and prevents premature fatigue and ruptures of a hose element connected by the coupling member to the tubular structure through the encased helical shaped wire.

Descriptors :   ELASTOMERS, FATIGUE, FLOW, HELIXES, HOSES, MATERIALS, PATENTS, REFUELING, RIBS, SHAPE, SHIP TO SHIP, TUBULAR STRUCTURES, WIRE

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE