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ORIFICE PLATE FOR CONTROLLING SOLIDS FLOW, METHODS OF USE THEREOF AND ARTICLES COMPRISING THE SAME

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20120111535
9,557,115
A1
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Disclosed herein is an orifice plate comprising one or more plates having orifices disposed therein; the orifices being operative to permit the flow of solids from a moving bed heat exchanger to a solids flow control system; where the orifice plate is downstream of a tube bundle of the moving bed heat exchanger and upstream of the solids flow control system and wherein the orifice plate is operative to evenly distribute the flow of solids in the solids flow control system.
Jukkola, Glen D. (Glastonbury, CT), Teigen, Bard C. (Enfield, CT)
ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD. (Baden CH)
13/ 283,411
October 27, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR SUPPORT [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to a grant having contract No. DE-FC26-OINT41223 from the U.S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).