|Publication number||US1795386 A|
|Publication date||Mar 10, 1931|
|Filing date||Oct 8, 1928|
|Priority date||Oct 8, 1928|
|Publication number||US 1795386 A, US 1795386A, US-A-1795386, US1795386 A, US1795386A|
|Inventors||Edward M Beebe|
|Original Assignee||Edward M Beebe|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (12), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
March 1-0, 1931.
E. 'BEEBE PUMP MANIFOLD VALVE Original Filed Oct. 8, 1928 FIG. 2.
ATTORNEY 8? pumps Patented Mar. 10, 1931 MNITED STATES Masses EDWARD M. BEEBE, or SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA I PUMP-MANIFOLD VALVE Application filed October 8, 1928, Serial No, 311,116. Renewed January-15, 1931.
My invention relates to improvement, in pump manifold valves and is particularly applicable to slush pump manifolds and for other wells and the like especially where'two b are used for alternating onthe'same 3o a The objects of my invention are to produce a device of this-class which will be new, novel simple, inexpensive, practical, efficient and of utility; which will automatically, permit the shifting from one pump to the other in oil and gas well drilling with a rotarydrilling out fit' and in well and other pumping and boiler feed pumps and the like; which will prevent the use of two or more expensive valves in connection with the drilling outfits of the type above described; which will be strong and durable and which will not easily get out of order; which will. prevent the caving in of oil and gas wells by providing for the possibility of a continuous flow ofthe water at all times for drilling use; which is easily applied and attached to and easily'det'ached from the out-fit on which it is desired to use the device; which will eliminate the usecf guides now required in such drilling out-fits; which will include a double valve having both ends the same, each of which is adapted to fit into the valve seat; which eliminates the large number of parts required in normal slush pump manifolds; which has few parts inits make-up; which can be seat,-
ed easily, quickly andautomatically in a firm position to close either source of fluid desired to be guided in a given direction; which provides standard pipe threading for the endsof the flanges for connection over other parts ofthe mechanism; which can be used on any alternating double pump such as boiler feed pumps and oil and gas well pumps andmud pumps where one discharge line is used;
which will be cheap in construction and manufacture and its parts will be lasting and yet easily and quickly replaced if they do get out of order. i
In the past it has seemingly been hard for those familiar with the art to produce a devise for use for which this device is intended which would. notrequire the use of a number of expensive valves. My device solves this fluid being pumped.
problem and it has a valve which is the simi plest ofconstruction and may be used injboth small and inexpensive ways andin large and expensive equipment.
With-these and otherobjects in view as will more fully appear my invention consists M in the construction, novel features, and comtwo slush pumps; Fig. 2 is a sectional view 1 of the valve; Fig.3 is a perspective view: ofthe valve block. Like'characters of reference designateli'lte partsin allthe figures.
It is understood that various changes in the form, proportion, size, shape, weightiand other details of construction, within the scope of my invention may be resorted to without of my invention and without sacrificing any of the advantages thereof; also that the drawings are to be interpreted as being illustrative and not restrictive. 7
One embodiment of my invention is shown as follows: I provide a longitudinal cylindrical body 1 having a central upstanding L-shaped flange 2, and a central bore 3 therein, saidflange 2 being adapted for fitting a similarly shaped flanged union 4 thereover, said union and said flange having conjugate perforations 5 and Gand are adapted to be securely held together by bolts and nuts 7 and 8, said union'4l is internally threadedfor fitting similar threads on a stan d-pipe 10. This stand-pipe 10 is for carrying away fromthe place where the manifold valve is situate the At the ends of said cylindrical body 1 I provide similar L-shaped flanges 11 and 12 being adapted for fitting other L-shaped flanged members 13 and 14,
said flanges 11 and 13 and 12 and 14 having conjugate perforations 15, 16 and 17, 18, and areadapted to'be securely held together by bolts and nuts 19, 20 and 21, 22; I also provide a stud bolt 23 inthelower central portion of said cylindrical body 1 for draining departing. fromthe spirit of broad-principle I when desired. Said flanges 13 and 14 have internally threaded portions 24 and 25 in their outer end portions adapted to be connected by similarly threaded portions on line pipe connections 26 and 27 for connecting with pump lines 28 and 29. Said cylindrical body 1 is provided with recesses 30 and 31 for the insertion of fibrous gaskets 32 and 33 against which is adapted to be seated cylindrically shaped valve 34. These gaskets may be of other material when desired. Said cylindrically shaped valve 34 is preferably made a little smaller than the bore 35 of said cylindrical body member 1 so as to allow easy movement within said bore of said cylindrical valve 34 along the whole length of the bore and yet to provide for said valve 34 to be seated against said gasket members 32 and 33, respectively, in the opposite end thereof from the end from which the fluid is being pumped. The pressure of the pumped fluid against the end of said-valve 34 which is not so seated forces the valve 34 during the pumping to be constantly seated against said gasket members 32 or 33 as the case may be. The said valve 34 may be of solid steel or it may, when desired, be made of a hollow cylindrical member. The seating of said valve 34 against gasket member 33 prevents the escape of fluid and liquid at such end so seated and permits and directs the passing of the fluid pumped through the bore 3 in said L-shaped flange 2 through said stand-pipe 10.
It will be seen by those familiar with the art to'which my invention pertains that this same device may be made smaller and lighter for appropriate use on smaller pumps, boiler feeds, and the like, but along the line of the same principle as indicated above.
In operation when one of the pumps is set to work the fluid entering through pipe 27 will force valve 34 in the opposite end of said cylindrical body 1 and cause the valve to be driven against the gasket member 32 and seated thereagainst and firmly held in that position and the bore 3 being open, fluid from said pipe 27 will then be allowed to make exit through bore 3 and stand-pipe 10. As long as the pumping is kept up from the pump connecting pipe 27 this procedure will be kept up. When, however, it is desired to pump from the other pump connecting pipe 26 and the pump is set to work the fluid therefrom will force valve 34 from its seat against gasket 32 and along the bore 35 of said cylindri-' cal body 1 to the gasket 33 and the other end not having been used against gasket 32 will be seated against said gasket 33 and kept in that position, and the fluid from pipe 26 will then be permitted to make exit through said bore 3 and stand-pipe 10 in the same manner as has just been described in connection with pipe 27.
Having thus described my invention what is claimed and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:
1. A device of the class described, comprising a cylindrical body having a longitudinal bore, an upper central outlet having an L- shaped flange thereon, a lower central outlet and plug therefor for drainage, a flange on each end, each flange having an inside inset shoulder, gasket members adapted to be anchored in said inset shoulders, a cylindrical shaped valve member slidably and snugly fitting in said longitudinal bore, said valve member having plane parallel surfaces on each end and belng adapted to move longitudinally from end to end in said bore and to seat one of its ends at a time against one of said gasket members for directing the out-flow of fluid through said upper outlet, an intake pipe at'each end of said body member and an outlet pipe centrally thereabove.
2. The combination with two intake end pipes'being adapted to connect two pumping outfits and an upper outlet pipe for carrying away fluid, of a device of the class described,
comprising a cylindrical body having a longia tudinal bore connecting an upper central outlet, said body having a lower central outlet for draining and a plug adapted for insertion therein, said body member having a flange on each end, each flange having an inside inset shoulder, fibrous ring gasket members adapted to be anchored in said inset shoulders, a plane ended cylindrical. shaped valve member adapted for snugly and slidably fitting in said longitudinal bore,
said valve being adapted to move longitudinally from end to end in said bore and to seat one of its ends at a time against one of said ring gasket members for directing the out-flow of fluid through said upper outlet.
3. A device of the class described, comprising a cylindrical body member having a central bore, being adapted for connecting an outlet member centrally thereabove and for connecting a separate intake member at each end, each of said ends having an inset shoulder, fibrous ring gasket members being adapted for seating in said inset shoulders, a plane ended cylindrical shaped valve member adapted to move longitudinally within the bore of said cylindrical body and to intermittently seat against one of said respective ring gasket members at a time, said cylindrical body having a bottom outlet for drainage and a closure therefor.
4. A device of the class described, comprising a cylindrical body member having a longitudinal central bore and having a bottom outlet and plug for drainage, and having an upper outlet intermediate its ends, said upper outlet connecting a stand-pipe for carrying fluid away from said body member, the ends of said body member having L-shaped flanges, each flange having an inset inside shoulder for receivmg a gasket member, and each flange connecting a separate intake pipe, said gasket members disposed in said inset shoulders and adapted to seat a valve thereagainst and a plane ended cylindrical shaped valve member, having parallel ends, and said valve member being adapted to slidably and snugly move longitudinally within said bore and to be intermittently seated against one of said respec tive ring gasket members.
5. The combination with an intake pipe from a pump at each end, and with an outlet pipe adjacent its center, of a device of the class described, comprising a cylindrical body member having a longitudinal central bore adapted at each end for connecting said intake pipes and adapted intermediate said ends to connect said outlet pipe, each of said ends having an inside inset' shoulder, fibrous ring gasket members adapted respectively for seating in said inset shoulders, said body member having flanged members adapted for threadedly connecting said intake members and for connecting the ends of said body member, and for securely anchoring said ring gasket members against said inset shoulders, and a plane ended cylindrical shaped valve member, its ends being parallel with each other, said valve member adapted to slidably move longitudinally within the bore of said cylindrical body and to intermittently seat against one of said respective ring gasket members at a time.
EDWARD M. BEEBE.
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|U.S. Classification||137/113, 417/426, 137/516.25|