[12] Patent
[11] Patent No.:GC0009372  
[45] Date of Publishing the Grant of the Patent: 31/Dec /2018                56/2018  
Number of the Decision to Grant the Patent:2018/141716
Date of the Decision to Grant the Patent:16/Dec/2018

[21] Application No.:GC 2013-25173

[22] Filing Date:18/8/2013

[30] Priority:

[33] State [32] Priority date [31] Priority No.
US
16/8/2012
61/684,008

[72] Inventors:1- Brian C. WitkowskiĜŒ2- Nuder Said

[73] Owner: S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc., 601 Weir Way, Fort Worth, Texas 76108, USA

[74] Agent: Abu-Gazaleh Intellectual Property L.L.C

  

 

  

[51]IPC:
Int. Cl.: F16K 5/04, 5/18 (2006.01)

[56] Cited Documents:

-US 3072379 A (FMC Corp.), 1963-01-08  
Examiner: Eng. Mohammad W. AlHoshan

[54] PLUG VALVE HAVING PRELOADED SEAL SEGMENTS
[57] Abstract: A plug valve including a valve body having an inlet port, an outlet port and a central chamber extending between the inlet port and the outlet port. The valve also includes an inlet seal segment within the central chamber and includes a bore extending therethrough and aligned with the inlet port. An outlet seal segment is disposed within the central chamber having a bore extending therethrough and aligned with the outlet port. A plug member is disposed in the central chamber and is moveable between an open position, to facilitate fluid flow through the plug valve, and a closed position, to block fluid flow through the plug valve. First and second side segments are disposed between and interlocked to the inlet and outlet seal segments to encircle the plug member. The side segments are tensioned to preload the seal segments against the plug member to prevent the flow of fluid between the seal segments and the plug member.
No. of claims: 31     No. of figures: 4


 

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