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Excess flow shutoff valve

United States Patent

February 9, 2016
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Excess flow shutoff valve comprising a valve body, a valve plug, a partition, and an activation component where the valve plug, the partition, and activation component are disposed within the valve body. A suitable flow restriction is provided to create a pressure difference between the upstream end of the valve plug and the downstream end of the valve plug when fluid flows through the valve body. The pressure difference exceeds a target pressure difference needed to activate the activation component when fluid flow through the valve body is higher than a desired rate, and thereby closes the valve.
Kiffer; Micah S. (Kutztown, PA), Tentarelli; Stephen Clyde (Schnecksville, PA)
13/ 930,474
June 28, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made at least in part with funding from the United States Department of Energy under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-98FT40343. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.