Abstract: A fuel tank for vehicles has a filler tube and a filling level limiting device, with the filler tube comprising, in the interior of the fuel tank, a closing device which interacts with an actuating device which is composed of: a) a frame which is fastened in the interior of the fuel tank and which has a force store which actuates the closing device; b) a locking arrangement which holds the force store in the stressed state; c) a release mechanism which is operatively connected to a float; and d) a stressing mechanism for stressing the force store. The actuating device ensures that a flap closes precisely when a nominal filling level is reached, and does not open again even under intense fluctuation of the liquid level.
Abstract: A method for the safe filling of a product in valve-controlled filling systems having, at individual filling stations, flow measuring devices for determining the amount of filling of the product being filled, a flow value D(ti) is determined for a number of time intervals at opened filling valve and checked for significant deviations brought about by air bubble formation in the product being filled. If significant deviations occur, then the pertinent filling valve is closed prematurely.
Abstract: A system, for preventing overflow in a tank, fillable via a nozzle, includes a lower passage and an upper passage. An upper end of the lower passage receives a portion of fuel flow from the nozzle, and a lower end is in communication with the tank. The upper passage has a lower end in communication with an interior of the lower passage and an upper end in communication with a hole in the nozzle. A valve connects to the lower passage and has a fill position and a stop position. When a level of liquid in the tank is below a predetermined level, the valve is in the fill position and fuel is permitted to flow out the lower end of the lower passage. When the level of liquid in the tank is at or above the predetermined level, the valve is in the stop position and blocks the flow of fuel out of the lower end of the lower passage.
Abstract: A fuel storage tank includes an overfill protection device for shutting off the flow of fuel into the tank via a fuel fill tube when the contents of the tank reach an intended maximum fill level. The overfill protection device includes a butterfly valve located within the fuel fill tube and a float, slidably mounted outside the fuel fill tube and operatively linked to the butterfly valve. The float rotates the butterfly valve towards the closed position in response to an increasing fuel level in the tank.
Abstract: A two-way valve is disclosed comprising at least two lateral openings which can be shut off by a piston provided with an axial orifice for the passage of gas, which piston slides axially in the casing between a position in which the openings are shut off under the influence of a spring and an open position counter to the action of the spring under the influence of the pressure of the filling gas, and a level valve activated by a float at the bottom of the casing. In order to prevent pressure from building up inside the casing after closure, the latter is provided with vent orifices. A seal member is arranged on the piston to cover or uncover the vent orifices.
Abstract: It is of the type comprising a body of vertical axis and arranged at least partially in the tank, an interior partition being mounted in the body and delimiting a passageway for the liquid and a chamber to house a float, a valve mounted above the passageway and the float chamber, the valve being capable of moving between an open position and a closed position, and a valve seat, the said float being moved vertically by the rise of the liquid in the tank and acting on the valve via operating means comprising an operating rod, the lower end of which is secured to the float, the other end of the operating rod comprises a ball moving in a groove formed in part of the valve.
Abstract: There is disclosed a tap for compressed or liquefied gases having an overcharging prevention function, in which a gas can be directly infused/discharged into/from a gas storage tank, regardless of pressure/level of the liquefied gas inside/outside a gas storage tank, higher charging efficiency in the gas storage tank can be accomplished.
Abstract: A liquid storage tank overfill prevention assembly that includes an outer housing, an insert that includes fill flow ports, a shut-off sleeve to slowly close off the flow ports and a float member for controlling the sleeve in response to the rise of the stored liquid level. As the product flows through the assembly it is diverted through flow ports in the insert to the inside of the outer body and through the fill pipe installed in the bottom of the valve. As the product level in the tank increases, the float rises and the shut-off sleeve relatively slowly covers or closes the flow ports in the insert. The shut-off is gradual and no hydraulic shock is felt through the valve. For further benefit, the shape of the shut-off sleeve diverts the liquid flow steam through the ports and is shaped to maintain substantial laminar liquid flow until the liquid exits the ports into the housing interior.
Abstract: The tap comprises inside the cylinder, a two-way valve (30) permitting both filling and draining of the gas cylinder.The valve (30) comprises at least two lateral openings (34, 36) which can be sealed off by a sealing device (40) provided with an axial orifice (48) for the passage of gas and which slides axially in the shell (32) between a position of obstruction of the openings (34, 36), through the effect of a spring (44), and a position of opening against the action of the spring (44), through the effect of the pressure of the filling gas and a level-controlling valve (52) actuated by a float (62) at the bottom of the shell (32).
Abstract: A fill control valve for a pressure vessel, e.g. a refrigerant container wherein said valve is disposed within said container and includes a pair of fluid passageways wherein a one-way check valve is disposed in one of said passageways for permitting flow of liquid refrigerant from inside said vessel to a point outside of said vessel and the other of said passageways permits the filling of said vessel with liquid and gas refrigerant. Said other passageway being provided with a normally closed spring-loaded poppet valve and float activated lever means for closing said valve at a pre-determined refrigerant level in said vessel.
Abstract: A drop tube employed in the discharge of fuel into a storage tank of the type having an inlet, riser pipe is described. The drop tube a tubular member and an overfill valve. The overfill valve comprises a valve member having open and closed positions which is controlled by a float mounted thereon. The drop tube is insertable through the riser pipe to a position wherein the float displaces the valve member towards its closed position when the fuel in the tank reaches a desired level. A depression in the tubular member receives the float to facilitate insertion of the drop tube through the riser pipe. The valve member is freely pivotal from its open position to its closed position, being displaced thereto by the force of fuel discharged into the tank. A pressure relief valve provided to reduce the forces on the valve. A bleed valve is also provided for bleeding fuel from above the valve when it is in its closed position.
Abstract: A multi-functional control valve system for an LPG tank. The valve system comprises, on a single frame, a fill port for delivery of LPG from a supply source to the tank, a manual shut-off valve for the fill port, a delivery port, independent from the fill port, for passage LPG from the tank to a delivery line for utilization at a location remote from the tank, a manual shut-off valve for the delivery port, fuel level monitor associated with a frame responsive to the level of LPG in the tank and an automatic shut-off associated with the fuel level monitor and positioned in the fill port automatically to move to close the fill port and stop delivery of LPG to the tank when the fuel in the tank reaches a predetermiend level, and automatically releasable from that closed position when LPG in the tank falls below that level, as indicated by the monitor.
Abstract: An overfill valve apparatus for use in a liquid storage container having a fill pipe includes an upper fill tube and a lower drop tube. A closure valve is positioned intermediate the fill tube and the drop tube. The valve includes a valve head moveable between a first open position and a second closed position. A float is attached to the valve head and is moveable from a first position when the container liquid level is less than a predetermined level and a second position when the container fills with fluid to a predetermined level. Movement of the float towards its second position produces movement of the valve head toward its closed position. The float also is moveable within an envelope corresponding to a diameter less than the diameter of the fill pipe to facilitate apparatus installation and removal. The valve head is mounted internally of a hollow shell.
Abstract: A drop tube employed in the discharge of fuel into a storage tank of the type having an inlet, riser pipe is described. The drop tube a tubular member and an overfill valve. The overfill valve comprises a valve member having open and closed positions which is controlled by a float mounted thereon. The drop tube is insertable through the riser pipe to a position wherein the float displaces the valve member towards its closed position when the fuel in the tank reaches a desired level. A depression in the tubular member receives the float to facilitate insertion of the drop tube through the riser pipe. The valve member is freely pivotal from its open position to its closed position, being displaced thereto by the force of fuel discharged into the tank. A pressure relief valve is provided to reduce the forces on the valve. A bleed valve is also provided for bleeding fuel from above the valve when it is in its closed position.
Abstract: A valve device serving to prevent overfilling of portable containers, particularly liquid gas cylinders, includes a ball which is freely rotatable relative to a spherical seating face in a casing having a filling channel extending to said seating face. The ball has a through passage which in the prescribed filling position communicates with the channel, and the ball is connected to a load member tending to keep the ball, and thus its passage, in a given orientation so that the communication is broken when the container is tilted away from the prescribed filling position.The device further includes a valve member controlled by a float and operative to interrupt the filling operation after a predetermined filling level has been reached in the container.
Abstract: A valve device serving to prevent overfilling of portable containers, particularly liquid gas cylinders, includes a ball which is freely rotatable relative to a spherical seating face in a casing having a filling channel extending to said seating face. The ball has a passage which in the prescribed filling position communicates with the channel, and the ball is through a rod and a flexible link connected to a load member. As long as this load member is above the liquid level, it tends to keep the ball, and thus its passage in a given orientation so that the communication is broken if the container is tilted away from the prescribed filling position.When the liquid level has reached a predetermined height, the load member acts as a float so as to interrupt the filling operation by causing the ball to change its orientation.
Abstract: A valve assembly, mountable on a propane or LPG cylinder, has a gate valve to regulate flow. An auxiliary valve element is movable in response to the liquid level within the tank, and to pressure differentials in the outflow direction. The auxiliary valve interrupts flow through the valve to prevent an overfill condition, or if the valve's outlet communicates with atmospheric pressure, or if the cylinder is knocked over.
Abstract: An overfill valve having a saddle-shaped, flapper valve element located within an inlet pipe and a mating valve seat disposed about the inner wall of the pipe. A spring couples a weighted float to the valve element and extends generally outward from the pipe. The float moves the valve element from a normally open position to a closed position as the float is raised. A controlled drain aperture through the valve element permits standing fluid within the pipe to drain. The spring allows the float to be moved to permit the pipe to be slid down a storage tank casing. A triggering mechanism is coupled to the float and valve element so that the float shifts a triggering element into the liquid flow through the valve, and the force of liquid flow against the triggering element forces the valve element toward the closed position.