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Title:
STUD TENSIONING DEVICE FOR FLANGE COVER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2000065255
Kind Code:
A8
Abstract:
A mechanism (1) for selectively securing a cover (14) to a flange (12) of a pressure vessel. A plurality of such devices can be employed, using a plurality of studs (10) that extend through matching openings in the flange (12) and cover (14). A movable anchor plate (18) or plates, also with holes (20) through which each stud (10) extends, is disposed adjacent to the flange (12) or cover (14). The head of each stud (10) will fit through its associated hole (20) of the anchor plate (18) (and into the opening of the closer one of the flange (12) or cover (14)) only if the anchor plate (18) is properly oriented. When the anchor plate (10) is so oriented, a piston head (10a) at the opposite end of the stud (10) can be actuated away from the flange (12) and cover (14) to retract the stud head (42) into the opening (20) of the flange (12) or cover (14). This protects the stud (10) when the cover is disengaged from the flange (12). The stud (10) can be biased in the opposite direction to permit the anchor plate (18) to be reoriented into a position in which the stud head (42) cannot pass through the anchor plate (18), so the stud (10) can clamp the flange (12) and cover (14) together.

Inventors:
MALSBURY ALLEN S
MYSZKA RONALD T
KALINOSKY JOSEPH
KLICK RICHARD
Application Number:
PCT/US2000/010009
Publication Date:
February 08, 2001
Filing Date:
April 14, 2000
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Assignee:
FOSTER WHEELER CORP (US)
International Classes:
C10B25/10; F15B3/00; F15B11/16; F16J13/02; G21C13/06; (IPC1-7): F16J13/12
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