Global patent index - EP 0968387 A1

EP 0968387 A1 2000-01-05 - METHOD AND INSTALLATION FOR FILLING A TANK UNDER PRESSURE

Title (en)

METHOD AND INSTALLATION FOR FILLING A TANK UNDER PRESSURE

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM FÜLLEN EINES DRUCKBEHÄLTERS

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET INSTALLATION DE REMPLISSAGE D'UN RESERVOIR SOUS PRESSION

Publication

EP 0968387 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 98910804 A

Priority

  • FR 9800341 W
  • FR 9712433 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: FR2769354A1] The procedure consists of transferring a quantity of the gas into a thermal compressor in the form of an intermediate container (3), liquefying it as it goes in by means of a tubular heat exchanger (10) containing a coolant such as liquid nitrogen, heating and vaporizing the liquefied gas by contact with a heat source (15), and connecting the intermediate container to the tank when the pressure in the container is greater than in the tank. Both the heat exchanger (10) and heat source (15), e.g. an electric heater, are located inside the intermediate container, which has a domed chamber (20) to receive the liquefied gas, set with a clearance from its inner wall.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

F17C 5/06; F17C 5/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F17C 5/00 (2006.01); F17C 5/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F17C 5/007 (2013.01); F17C 5/04 (2013.01); F17C 5/06 (2013.01); F17C 2201/0109 (2013.01); F17C 2205/0397 (2013.01); F17C 2221/016 (2013.01); F17C 2223/0123 (2013.01); F17C 2223/035 (2013.01); F17C 2223/036 (2013.01); F17C 2227/0304 (2013.01); F17C 2227/0341 (2013.01); F17C 2227/0374 (2013.01); F17C 2227/047 (2013.01); F17C 2270/0194 (2013.01); F17C 2270/0197 (2013.01); Y10S 62/925 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9918387A1

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EPO simple patent family

FR 2769354 A1 19990409; FR 2769354 B1 19991105; CN 1086457 C 20020619; CN 1241253 A 20000112; DE 69840068 D1 20081113; EP 0968387 A1 20000105; EP 0968387 B1 20081001; JP 2001507435 A 20010605; US 6029473 A 20000229; WO 9918387 A1 19990415

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