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Centrifugal separators and related devices and methods

United States Patent

March 6, 2012
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Centrifugal separators and related methods and devices are described. More particularly, centrifugal separators comprising a first fluid supply fitting configured to deliver fluid into a longitudinal fluid passage of a rotor shaft and a second fluid supply fitting sized and configured to sealingly couple with the first fluid supply fitting are described. Also, centrifugal separator systems comprising a manifold having a drain fitting and a cleaning fluid supply fitting are described, wherein the manifold is coupled to a movable member of a support assembly. Additionally, methods of cleaning centrifugal separators are described.
Meikrantz; David H. (Idaho Falls, ID), Law; Jack D. (Pocatello, ID), Garn; Troy G. (Idaho Falls, ID), Macaluso; Lawrence L. (Carson City, NV), Todd; Terry A. (Aberdeen, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
12/ 338,148
December 18, 2008
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.