US 9,810,344 B2
Valve with locking slide
Paul Frische-Mouri, Osceola, IN (US); David A. Bobo, Granger, IN (US); Matthew Krazit, Goshen, IN (US); Girish Kamble, Maharashtra (IN); and John P. Andrejko, Charlotte, NC (US)
Assigned to NIBCO INC., Elkhart, IN (US)
Filed by NIBCO Inc., Elkhart, IN (US)
Filed on Feb. 18, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/46,615.
Prior Publication US 2017/0241565 A1, Aug. 24, 2017
Int. Cl. F16K 35/00 (2006.01); F16K 35/02 (2006.01); F16K 5/06 (2006.01); F16K 31/60 (2006.01)
CPC F16K 35/025 (2013.01) [F16K 5/06 (2013.01); F16K 31/60 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A valve locking system comprising:
a valve body having a valve stem coupled to a fluid control element movable by a valve handle coupled to said valve stem, said valve body including at least one tab for defining a predetermined position of said fluid control element and wherein said handle includes a locking member;
a base plate mounted to said valve body and to said valve stem to selectively engage said tab on the valve body to position said fluid control element at said predetermined position; and
a locking slide plate which extends through said base plate in an axial direction parallel to and offset from the axis of said valve stem to selectively engage said tab on said valve body, said locking slide plate also extending through the valve handle and through said locking member to selectively lock said valve in said predetermined position.