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Sealpot and method for controlling a solids flow rate therethrough

United States Patent

October 20, 2015
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A sealpot for a combustion power plant includes a downcomer standpipe which receives solids of the combustion power plant, a bed including a first end and a second opposite end, the first end connected to the downcomer standpipe, a discharge standpipe disposed at the second opposite end of the bed, and an orifice plate disposed between the bed and the discharge standpipe separating the discharge standpipe from the bed. The orifice plate includes apertures disposed at a height above the bed which allow transport of fluidized solids and gas through the orifice plate.
Chiu; John H. (West Hartford, CT), Teigen; Bard C. (Enfield, CT)
ALSTOM Technology Ltd (Baden, CH)
12/ 749,284
March 29, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-FC26-03NT41866 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.