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Safety Can Fill Discharge Adapter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000089236D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Poulos, LJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The storage and handling of cleaning solvents in manufacture presents safety hazards because these solvents are flammable. Adapters are designed to fit over an opening of any conventional solvent storage can.

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Safety Can Fill Discharge Adapter

The storage and handling of cleaning solvents in manufacture presents safety hazards because these solvents are flammable. Adapters are designed to fit over an opening of any conventional solvent storage can.

The adapter 10 (Fig. 1) for withdrawing solvent, comprises a groove 16 that mates with the opening 12 of the can 14. A conventional 0-ring seal 18 forms a seal between the adapter 10 and the can 14, and a plurality of thumb screws 20 maintain the adapter in position. A flame-arrester element 22 is provided which permits air to enter the can during discharge. The solvent is withdrawn through opening 24 which is interconnected to the pipe 26 within the can. Nitrogen can be introduced through opening 28. A valve 30 is provided which will interconnect the pipe 26 with either opening 24 or 28. In operation, solvent is withdrawn through opening 24 and nitrogen can be introduced through opening 28 by repositioning the valve to fill the can with the inert medium.

The adapter shown in Fig. 1A, for introducing solvent into the storage can 14 (Fig. 1), comprises the same adapter structure 10, 16, 18, and 20 as the adapter in Fig. 1. In place of the port structure 24. 28, and 30 of the adapter of Fig. 1 and the pipe 26, is the port 32 and the shortened pipe 34 through which the solvent enters the storage can 14 while venting occurs through the flame-arrester element 22.

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