Accession Number:

AD0785229

Title:

Rolamite Rolling-Gate Valves,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

A manually operated rolamite valve was evaluated. Although it worked well, it was discovered that it is much simpler to use a pilot to control the rolamite motion fluidically. Depending on the arrangement of the pilot, the rolamite valve could be operated as a pressure regulator, back-pressure regulator, flow controller, or remote-control valve. With floating rollers, the rolamite valve also worked as a steam trap. Rolling-gate valves, using high-strength porous material to support the gate and quietly throttle the fluid, have many advantages. The use of a rolamite appears to be an excellent means for constructing a rolling-gate valve. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE