Patent Application, Filed 25 Mar 1999
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A fluid conduit for flowing electrically conductive fluids includes an electrically conductive pipe, an electrically conductive rod extending axially through the pipe and centrally thereof, a first power source in electrical communication with the pipe and rod, a solenoidal electromagnet disposed around the pipe and a second power source in electrical communication with the electro-magnet. Activation of the first and second power sources creates an electric and a magnetic field, respectively, within the pipe which interact and result in a circumferential force in the flow with consequent reduction in wall friction in the pipe.
- Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves