|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||137/38 ; 137/172 ; 137/192 ; 137/399|
|우선권정보||ZA-0000378 (1986-01-17); ZA-0005881 (1986-08-05)|
|발명자 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 7 인용 특허 : 1|
A fuel tank construction comprising a tank and a sump is disclosed which construction includes a float operated water separator. The separator operates automatically to drain water which has separated out and accumulated at the bottom of the sump. The separator is in the sump which is secured to the underside of the tank. The tank has an opening through which the sump and tank communicate, and there is a normally open one-way valve in this opening. This valve prevents water and solids flowing back into the tank from the sump if the tank construction is i...
A fuel tank construction comprising a tank and a sump secured to the underside of the tank, an outlet from the sump, a float in the sump the specific gravity of which is such that it sinks in fuel but floats on any water which has accumulated in the sump, first normally closed valve which controls flow through said outlet and which opens upon the float detecting an increasing water level in the sump, and a second valve for controlling flow through said outlet which second valve is normally open and which is gravitationally biassed to its open position bu...