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Publication numberUS909484 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 12, 1909
Filing dateJun 24, 1907
Priority dateJun 24, 1907
Publication numberUS 909484 A, US 909484A, US-A-909484, US909484 A, US909484A
InventorsByron E Van Auken
Original AssigneeByron E Van Auken
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Water-of-condensation-cleaning apparatus.
US 909484 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 12, 1909.

Application filed June 24, 1907. Serial No. 380,693.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, BYRON E. VAN AUKEN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in VVater-of-Condensation-Cleaning Apparatus for Steam Heating Plants, of which the following, when taken in connection with the drawing accompanying and forming a part hereof, is a full and complete specification sufiicient to enable those skilled in the art to which it pertains to understand, make, and use the same.

This invention relates to devices through which water of condensation flows, and in which such water of condensation is cleaned, by precipitation, so that such water may be returned to the boiler in a comparatively clean condition. And the object of the invention is to obtain a water cleaning device in which the water of condensation cleaned thereby will flow slowly through the cleaning chamber thereof and thereby be cleaned, by the precipitation therefrom of all matter held in suspension thereby; to obtain a water of condensation cleaner in which the water flowing through the cleaning chamber thereof will at no time have sufhcient wave motion thereto to interfere with the precipitation therefrom of the matter suspended therein; and to obtain a water of condensation cleaner which. will not become inoperative or clogged up to prevent the flow of water of condensation therethrough.

A further object of this invention is to obtain a water of condensation cleaner which, though filled with sediment will continue to have an open and unrestricted passage way therethrough for water of condensation.

Another object of the invention is to obtain a water of condensation cleaner in which there will be no screens against or through which water of condensation is forced by differential pressure. And a further object of the invention is to obtain a water of condensation cleaner of the kind named which can be readily and easily cleaned at any time; which will not be expensive to make, or costly to maintain.

I have illustrated construction embodying the invention in the drawings referred to as accompanying this specification and forming a art hereof, in which igure 1 is a vertical section of a water of condensation cleaner, on line 1-1 of Fig. 2,

viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows. Fig. 2 is -a vertical section on line 22 of Fig. 1, viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows. Fig. 3 is a horizontal section, on line 33 of Fig. 2, viewed in the direction indicated by the arrows. Fig. 4 is an elevation of a radiator, portions of a steam supply pipe, of a combined air and water of condensation return pipe, an exhaust pump, and a Water of condensation cleaner embodying this invention, all arranged to illustrate the manner in which such cleaner is preferably interposed in steam heating plants to form an element therein.

A reference letter applied to designate a given part is used to indicate such part throughout the several figures of the drawings, wherever the same appears.

A, Fig. 4, is a steam supply pipe. 0, is a branch pipe, and B is a heat radiating device to which steam is supplied through branch pipe (1, from steam supply pipe A. C is an air and water of condensation discharge device and D is a water of condensation return pipe. The water of condensation discharge device connects radiator B and return pipe D. E is a low pressure pump and F is a water of condensation cleaner, between the discharge end of the return pipe D and the pump E. f, f are the walls of the shell or casing of cleaner F.

A detail construction of the cleaner embodying the invention is illustrated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, to which figures reference is now made. f is the inlet to chamber F of the cleaner F, and f is the outlet of such chamber. f is the cover to chamber F, and g, g, are bolts securing cover 1 in place. 9, g, are nuts on bolts g, g, respectively. H, H, are vertical grooves in the side Walls f,f, of chamber F, and I, I, are wave breakers, made of woven wire or perforated plates, so constructed as to obtain foraminated walls, the openings whereof are so large that such wave breakers do not form screens. Wave breakers I, I, respectively stand in a substantially vertical osition in grooves H, H, respectively, and t such grooves loosely so as to be easily removed therefrom. J is a bridge wall, or dam, extending from one of the side walls of chamber F to the other side wall thereof. The upper edges of the several wave breakers I, I, are above the outlet f, and near the upper edge or top of the inlet f K is a cleaning or blow off cook.

When the device is ut iii esteem heating plant, as an element t ereo'f, the operation is as follows Water of condensation enters chamber F at times in a slow stream and at other times in waves or gushes, and all water of condensation flowing into such chamber through such inlet flows slowly while in the chamber, and through the wave breakers I, I. Any wave motion in the water of condense tion in chamber F and there is, at times, a tendency to wave motion therein, from the manner of delivery thereof into such chamher through inlet f, as by gushes or spurts, is broken up by the wave breakers. Iarticles held in suspension in the water are deposited at the bottom of such chamber because of the large cross sectional area of the chamber and the presence of the wave breakers and consequent slow movement and quietness thereof. Such water flows over the bridge or dam J and out of the chamber through outlet f In practice I have made the openings in the wave breakers not less than a quarter of an inch in cross section, as I have found that when so made they are not liable to become clogged or act as sieves Water of condensation will rise in chamber F on the inlet side of the several wave breakers to at least the top edge of the bridge wall or dam J, and in case sufiicient sediment is deposited in the chamber to require it the water will rise and flow over the top or upper edges of some or all of such wave breakers before flowing from the chamber over such dam. The wave breakers are readily taken out,

when desired, the removal of the top or coyer f. ,7 Having thus described my invention what i I claim asnew and "desire to secure by Letters to extend above the level of the water which is flowing therethrough; substantially as described.

2. In a water of condensation cleaning apparatus, the combination of a casing provided with a chamber, an inlet and an outlet to the casing respectively communicating with the chamber, such outlet at a lower level than the inlet, a dam in the casing adjacent to the outlet, such dam arranged to determine the level of the water in the chamber, and removable upright foraminated wave breakers in the chamber, such wave breakers arranged to extend above the level of the water which isflo'wing therethrough; i substantially as described.


the chamber, such wave breakers arranged

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Cooperative ClassificationB01D35/005