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Method and apparatus maintaining multi-component sample gas constituents in vapor phase during sample extraction and cooling

United States Patent

December 15, 2009
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An apparatus and method for diluting and cooling that is extracted from high temperature and/or high pressure industrial processes. Through a feedback process, a specialized, CFD-modeled dilution cooler is employed along with real-time estimations of the point at which condensation will occur within the dilution cooler to define a level of dilution and diluted gas temperature that results in a gas that can be conveyed to standard gas analyzers that contains no condensed hydrocarbon compounds or condensed moisture.
Farthing; William Earl (Pinson, AL), Felix; Larry Gordon (Pelham, AL), Snyder; Todd Robert (Birmingham, AL)
Gas Technology Institute (Des Plaines, IL)
11/ 999,648
December 6, 2007
The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. DE-FC36-03G013175 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.