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Patent Number

2,394,853

Application Date

10/24/41

Issue Date

2/12/46

Publication Date

2-12-1946

Country of Publication

United States

Description

This invention relates to tanks in which liquids are stored and from which said liquids are delivered, usually at atmospheric pressure. When such tanks are subject to angular displacement or to changes in acceleration as in an aircraft, it has been found difficult to maintain continuous liquids discharge therefrom, as the discharge outlet of such a tank may be partly or wholly uncovered from time to time, or the depth of the liquid above the outlet may vary widely.

It is the general object of my invention to provide a construction in a liquid storage tank which will effect continuous liquid discharge from the tank in any angular position of the tank or under substantial changes in acceleration or deceleration. To the attainment of this general object, I provide a plurality of separate discharge valves, together with means for opening each valve when submerged and when in a definite relation to the mass of liquid in the tank. I also provide a construction by which the liquid which passes out through all of the valves is discharged from the tank through a single discharge connection.

Keywords

liquid storage tank, liguid storage tanks for aircraft, storage tanks for aircraft

Disciplines

Aerospace Engineering | Other Mechanical Engineering

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Type

article

Liquid Storage Tank


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