Fluidics for Control of Military Fuel Handling Operations
Final rept. Nov 1968-Aug 1970
BENDIX RESEARCH LABS SOUTHFIELD MI
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A prototype fluidically controlled automatic shutoff closed-connect fueling device was developed, demonstrated and delivered to the U. S. Army MERDC. Concurrently, a study was made of the practicability of fluidics for applications to control of various military fuel handling operations. The fueling device uses a single fluidic amplifier, powered by the fuel, to position a valve in the nozzle for fueling and to shut the valve upon receipt of a sensing signal indicating a full tank. The closed-connect feature minimizes fuel contamination and reduces fueling time the tank receptacle can be simply field- altered for normal fueling. The study considered fluidics for control of automatic pipeline pump stations, storage tank quantity gaging, tank farm manifold control, fuel interface detection in pipelines, fuel dispensing pump control, filterseparator water dump control and automatic switching between filterseparator units.
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