Anti-icing device for a gas pressure regulators

CAFC
  • US 5,810,029 A
  • Filed: 06/16/1995
  • Issued: 09/22/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/16/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A skirt assembly for reducing ice formation at an outlet vent tube from the atmospheric pressure chamber of a diaphragm-type gas pressure regulator, comprising:

  • a skirt receiver adapted to be operatively connected to said vent tube;

    a skirt member defining an interior space and having an upper end opening connecting said vent tube to said interior space and an outwardly flared lower end with an area substantially greater than the area of said upper end opening, said skirt member being operatively connected to said skirt receiver means; and

    baffle means located in said interior space to underlie said upper end opening and being spaced from the interior walls of said skirt to permit gas flow therearound;

    whereby ice formation tending to block said vent tube is inhibited.

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