Accession Number:

ADD019546

Title:

Brake Actuation Means for a Rotary Pump System

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 17 Jan 1996, patented 28 Sep 1999

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-28

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE