Threshold condition indication in vehicle fuel system

Threshold condition indication in vehicle fuel system

  • CN 103,362,645 B
  • Filed: 03/28/2013
  • Issued: 07/30/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/29/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A fuel system component, comprising:

  • a body arranged for storing or moving fuel within the fuel system;

    an indicator associated with the body to provide an indication of when the body is subjected to a condition outside a threshold value, wherein the condition outside the threshold value can cause damage to the fuel system component, wherein the fuel system component is one of a fuel tank, a fuel pump, and a fuel level sensor, and wherein the indicator changes from a first state to a second state and the change is permanent when the body is subjected to the condition outside the threshold value,wherein the indicator is responsive to a first condition to provide an indication when the first condition exceeds a threshold for the first condition;

    another indicator is responsive to a second condition to provide an indication when the second condition exceeds a threshold for the second condition;

    a third indicator responsive to a third condition to provide an indication when the third condition exceeds a threshold for the third condition;

    wherein the first condition is one of temperature, pressure, corrosiveness or voltage, the second condition is one of temperature, pressure, corrosiveness or voltage, and the third condition is one of temperature, pressure, corrosiveness or voltage;

    wherein the first condition, the second condition, and the third condition are all different from each other.

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