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Arrangement for connecting a fiber-reinforced plastic pipe to a stainless steel flange

United States Patent

7,325,840
February 5, 2008
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Arrangement for connecting a fiber-reinforced plastic pipe (18) to a stainless steel flange (12, 16), in which the end of the fiber-reinforced plastic pipe (18) is accommodated in a ring-shaped groove (12a, 16a) in the flange (12, 16), the groove conforming to the dimensions of the fiber-reinforced plastic pipe (18), where the gap remaining between the end of the fiber-reinforced plastic pipe (18) and the ring-shaped groove (12a, 16a) is filled with a sealant (19).
Allais; Arnaud (D-30625 Hannover, DE), Hoffmann; Ernst (D-30855 Langenhagen, DE)
11/ 131,924
May 18, 2005
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under contract No. DE-FC36-00GO13032 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in the invention.