Mobile distribution station with fail-safes

  • US 10,513,426 B2
  • Filed: 09/13/2017
  • Issued: 12/24/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/11/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A fuel distribution station comprising:

  • a mobile trailer;

    a pump on the mobile trailer;

    a manifold on the mobile trailer and connected with the pump;

    a plurality of hoses in fluid communication with the manifold;

    a plurality of valves on the mobile trailer, each of the valves situated between the manifold and a respective different one of the hoses;

    a plurality of fluid level sensors, each of the fluid level sensors associated with a respective different one of the hoses, and the fluid level sensors operable to detect respective different fluid levels; and

    a controller configured tooperate the valves responsive to signals from the fluid level sensors,activate and deactivate the pump, andidentify whether there is a risk condition based upon at least one variable operating parameter and deactivate the pump responsive to the risk condition,wherein the variable operating parameter includes fluid pressure, and the controller identifies whether there is the risk condition based upon change of the fluid pressure within a preset time period of the pump being activated.

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