US 9,810,362 B2
Permeate collection fitting
Nevena Lonco, Guelph (CA); and Constantin Jurjut, Guelph (CA)
Assigned to General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (US)
Filed by Nevena Lonco, Guelph (CA); and Constantin Jurjut, Guelph (CA)
Filed on Sep. 30, 2011, as Appl. No. 13/250,767.
Prior Publication US 2013/0081722 A1, Apr. 4, 2013
Int. Cl. F16L 41/02 (2006.01); B01D 61/02 (2006.01); B01D 61/10 (2006.01); F16L 41/03 (2006.01); F16L 47/32 (2006.01)
CPC F16L 41/021 (2013.01) [B01D 61/025 (2013.01); B01D 61/10 (2013.01); F16L 41/03 (2013.01); F16L 47/32 (2013.01); B01D 2313/13 (2013.01); B01D 2317/04 (2013.01); Y10T 137/87249 (2015.04)] 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A set of fittings for a permeate collection manifold system of a membrane filtration system, comprising:
a first fitting comprising:
a socket section having a socket body that defines a manifold bore that extends between a first open end and a second open end of the socket body;
a conduction section having a conduction body that defines an inlet bore extending between an inlet end and an outlet end of the conduction body, wherein the outlet end of the conduction body is coupled to the socket body such that the conduction body perpendicularly extends from the socket section and the inlet bore is in fluid communication with the manifold bore; and
a first access port extension having a first access port body that defines a first access port bore extending between an open inner end and an open outer end of the first access port body, wherein the inner end is coupled to the conduction body such that the first access port body perpendicularly extends from the conduction body and the first access port bore and the inlet bore are in fluid communication;
wherein the socket body comprise a socket coupling region having an inner diameter of the manifold bore in the socket coupling region greater than the inner diameter of the manifold bore out of the socket coupling region; and
a second fitting comprising:
a second fitting body having a first open end, a second open end and a first bore that extends between the first and second open ends, the second open end of the second fitting body being cylindrical with a constant outside diameter;
a second access port extension having a second access port body that defines a second access port bore extending between an open inner end and an open outer end of the second access port body, wherein the inner end of the second access port body is coupled to the second fitting body such that the second access port body perpendicularly extends from the second fitting body and the second access port bore and the second bore are in fluid communication
wherein the length of the second fitting is greater than the length of the inlet bore of the first fitting,
wherein the conduction body further comprises an annular groove distanced from the open outlet end for receiving a coupling member in communication with the open inlet end; and
wherein the second fitting body further comprises an annular groove positioned external to the first bore for receiving a coupling member in communication with the first end.