Brake Actuation Means for a Rotary Pump System
Patent, Filed 17 Jan 1996, patented 28 Sep 1999
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A rotary pump system includes a rotary pump, a turbine for driving the pump, and a coupling interconnecting a shaft of the turbine and a shaft of the pump. A speed monitoring system determines rotational speed of the pump shaft, is programmed with selected speeds for the pump during operation, and is adapted to send a signal responsive to a difference between the determined speed and the programmed speed. A brake is engageable with the coupling, and a brake valve is adapted to receive the signal and, in response thereto, to operate the brake to conform the speed of the pump to the programmed speed.
- Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves
- Submarine Engineering