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Zero-clearance ultra-high-pressure gas compressor

United States Patent Application

20050284155
A1
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Gas compression system comprising a compression cylinder having a gas inlet, a compressed gas outlet, and one or more liquid transfer ports; a pump having a suction and a discharge; and a compressor liquid. The system also includes any of the following: a pressure intensifier having an inlet in flow communication with the pump and an outlet in flow communication with the compression cylinder; a feed eductor in flow communication with the discharge of the pump, with a reservoir containing a portion of the compressor liquid, and with the compression cylinder; a drain eductor in flow communication with the discharge of the pump, with the compression cylinder, and with a reservoir containing a portion of the compressor liquid; and a variable-volume compressor liquid accumulator in flow communication with the discharge of the pump.
Bhatt, Bharat Lajjaram (Fogelsville, PA), Kottke, William Curtis (Fogelsville, PA), Chalk, David Jonathan (Slatington, PA), Carlson, Todd Eric (Upper Macungie, PA)
10/ 876,794
June 25, 2004
[0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. 7C-K-460 between Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to this invention.