US 9,810,346 B2
Valve having a sensor system within a valve housing that includes a sensor arranged on a groove attached to a valve plate
Bettina Scherer, Assamstadt (DE); and Bernd Porath, Breitenfelde (DE)
Assigned to GEA Tuchenhagen GmbH, Büchen (DE)
Appl. No. 15/39,521
Filed by GEA Tuchenhagen GmbH, Büchen (DE)
PCT Filed Nov. 21, 2014, PCT No. PCT/EP2014/003116
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date May 26, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/078568, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 4, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2013 019 702 (DE), filed on Nov. 26, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0377193 A1, Dec. 29, 2016
Int. Cl. F16K 37/00 (2006.01); F16K 1/12 (2006.01)
CPC F16K 37/0091 (2013.01) [F16K 1/12 (2013.01); F16K 37/005 (2013.01)] 7 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A valve comprising
a valve housing having a first connection and a second connection; a valve plate arranged in the valve housing;
a passage opening arranged between the first connection and the second connection;
a valve seat surrounding the passage opening, wherein the valve plate can be brought into contact with the valve seat in order to disconnect a fluid link between the first connection and the second connection; and
a sensor system arranged within the valve housing, the sensor system comprising:
a plurality of sensors including a fluid sensor, and a sensor arranged on a groove attached to the valve plate and receiving a seal; and
a valve control apparatus having a signal processing apparatus, which is connected with the at least one sensor and is set up to determine a switch status of the valve based on a sensor signal and to generate a signal representing the switch status,
wherein the sensor system is arranged in a product space of the valve housing connecting in a fluid manner the first connection with the second connection, and
wherein a measuring head surface of a measuring head of the fluid sensor transitions sealed into a housing interior surface of the valve housing.