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Swaged flexible pipe assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244462D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-14
Document File: 9 page(s) / 594K

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Abstract

Swaged flexible pipe assembly

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FLEXIBLE PIPE – PATENT PROPOSAL

New Flexible pipe is designed

Pipe ends designed for gama fitting and can be changed to suite attachment methods

Can be used where there is a space constrains as the pipe assembly is flexible.

This pipe is connected to our connector using standard part clamp-Shell can be changed to diff attachment methods.

To take maximum deflection & rotation.

Bonding is achieved via clamp shell or Bonding lead provision can be made.

Single bonding lead can be added for pipes for electrostatic discharge as second layer of protection

Different attachments methods to structure and connector can be made by changing the Flange design.

E.g threaded end fittings, Bolted to connector etc..

Lighter than traditional metallic connector & pipe combination.

Maximum number of common connectors can be used.

Simple & fast installation.


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FLEXIBLE PIPE DESIGN PROPOSAL – Without Bonding Leads

Flexible Pipe

Flange

Swage Collar

SWAGE COLLAR

PTFE PIPE

Or Fuel compatible

Flexible pipe

NEW FLANGE

Gama end fitting

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Design Principle

Flexible PTFE pipe, New Flange & collar are swaged together.

Bonding material also used to give extra strength to the joint and for leak proof.

Metallic SWAGE COLLAR

PTFE PIPE or any

Fuel/gas compatible flexible Pipe

Different type of Metallic flange can be used

Gama end fitting

Or bolted flange can be used to suite attachment method.

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Design Principle

Pipe can be directly attached

Between ribs with bolted flange

Pipe can be attached to the

Connector Mounted on the ribs

Long pipes can be attached to

Intermediate structrure using clamps

End fitting can be designed to suite our attachment methods

Bolted flange with O-rings

Bolted flange with bonding lug

Threaded flange

Flange with Gama end fitting


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ATTACHMENT OPTION 1 – USING CLAMP SHELL

CONNECTOR with

Gama end fitting

Connector & new pipe are attached using standard Clamp-Shell part

Different method of attachments includes using threaded nuts or bo...