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SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR PUMPING AND CONTROLLING HIGH TEMPERATURE FLUIDS

United States Patent Application

20180045197
A1
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The disclosed technology includes pumps, pipes, valves, seals, and systems for pumping and controlling high temperature fluids, such as liquid tin, at temperatures of between 1000-3000.degree. C. The systems and device may be partially or entirely constructed using brittle materials, such as ceramics, that are capable of withstanding extreme heat without significantly degrading, and may be secured using components made of refractory metals, such as tungsten. The systems and devices may utilize static and dynamic seals made from brittle materials, such as graphite, to enable the high temperature operation of such pumps, pipes, valves, and systems without leakage.
Henry, Asegun (Atlanta, GA), Amy, Caleb (Atlanta, GA), Bagepalli, Malavika (Atlanta, GA), Budenstein, Daniel (Atlanta, GA), England, Diane (Atlanta, GA), Kelsall, Colin (Atlanta, GA)
15/ 677,801
August 15, 2017
STATEMENT OF RIGHTS UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under contract number DE-AR0000339, awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.