GB2486216B - Bistable valve and use thereof in the controlled submergence of a foundation structure - Google Patents

Bistable valve and use thereof in the controlled submergence of a foundation structure

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GB2486216B
GB2486216B GB201020648A GB201020648A GB2486216B GB 2486216 B GB2486216 B GB 2486216B GB 201020648 A GB201020648 A GB 201020648A GB 201020648 A GB201020648 A GB 201020648A GB 2486216 B GB2486216 B GB 2486216B
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bistable
disc
side
position
valve
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GB2486216A (en )
GB201020648D0 (en )
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Richard Stephen Allton
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General Electric Technology GmbH
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General Electric Technology GmbH
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16KVALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING
    • F16K31/00Actuating devices; Operating means; Releasing devices
    • F16K31/003Actuating devices; Operating means; Releasing devices operated without a stable intermediate position, e.g. with snap action
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E02HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING; FOUNDATIONS; SOIL SHIFTING
    • E02DFOUNDATIONS; EXCAVATIONS; EMBANKMENTS; UNDERGROUND OR UNDERWATER STRUCTURES
    • E02D27/00Foundations as substructures
    • E02D27/32Foundations for special purposes
    • E02D27/52Submerged foundations, i.e. submerged in open water
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16KVALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING
    • F16K31/00Actuating devices; Operating means; Releasing devices
    • F16K31/12Actuating devices; Operating means; Releasing devices actuated by fluid
    • F16K31/126Actuating devices; Operating means; Releasing devices actuated by fluid the fluid acting on a diaphragm, bellows, or the like
    • F16K31/1266Actuating devices; Operating means; Releasing devices actuated by fluid the fluid acting on a diaphragm, bellows, or the like one side of the diaphragm being acted upon by the circulating fluid
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16KVALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING
    • F16K31/00Actuating devices; Operating means; Releasing devices
    • F16K31/44Mechanical actuating means
    • F16K31/56Mechanical actuating means without stable intermediate position, e.g. with snap action
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16KVALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING
    • F16K7/00Diaphragm valves or cut-off apparatus, e.g. with a member deformed, but not moved bodily, to close the passage ; Pinch valves
    • F16K7/12Diaphragm valves or cut-off apparatus, e.g. with a member deformed, but not moved bodily, to close the passage ; Pinch valves with flat, dished, or bowl-shaped diaphragm
    • F16K7/14Diaphragm valves or cut-off apparatus, e.g. with a member deformed, but not moved bodily, to close the passage ; Pinch valves with flat, dished, or bowl-shaped diaphragm arranged to be deformed against a flat seat
    • F16K7/17Diaphragm valves or cut-off apparatus, e.g. with a member deformed, but not moved bodily, to close the passage ; Pinch valves with flat, dished, or bowl-shaped diaphragm arranged to be deformed against a flat seat the diaphragm being actuated by fluid pressure
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
    • F16KVALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING
    • F16K7/00Diaphragm valves or cut-off apparatus, e.g. with a member deformed, but not moved bodily, to close the passage ; Pinch valves
    • F16K7/18Diaphragm valves or cut-off apparatus, e.g. with a member deformed, but not moved bodily, to close the passage ; Pinch valves with diaphragm secured at one side only, e.g. to be laid on the seat by rolling action

Abstract

A bistable valve 10 comprises a bistable disc 16 movable between a first position in which a first side 22 of the bistable disc 16 has a concave shape, and a second position in which the first side 22 of the bistable disc 16 has a convex shape. The bistable disc 16 includes a peripheral sealing region 32 on the first side 22 which cooperates with a static part 18 when the bistable disc 16 is in the first position to create a seal between the bistable disc 16 and the static part 18. A method for controlling the submergence of a foundation structure including a buoyancy tank comprising first and second bistable valves is also described.
GB201020648A 2010-12-07 2010-12-07 Bistable valve and use thereof in the controlled submergence of a foundation structure Active GB2486216B (en)

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GB201020648A GB2486216B (en) 2010-12-07 2010-12-07 Bistable valve and use thereof in the controlled submergence of a foundation structure

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GB201020648A GB2486216B (en) 2010-12-07 2010-12-07 Bistable valve and use thereof in the controlled submergence of a foundation structure
PCT/EP2011/070622 WO2012076325A3 (en) 2010-12-07 2011-11-22 Bistable valve and use thereof in the controlled submergence of a foundation structure

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GB201020648D0 GB201020648D0 (en) 2011-01-19
GB2486216A true GB2486216A (en) 2012-06-13
GB2486216B true GB2486216B (en) 2013-05-01

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WO (1) WO2012076325A3 (en)

Citations (3)

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GB1405472A (en) * 1971-09-13 1975-09-10 Leesona Corp Fluid operating corporation electrical discharge machining apparatus
GB2079826A (en) * 1980-07-09 1982-01-27 Coyne & Bellier Underwater support structures for platform-carrying tower or towers
US5265639A (en) * 1992-12-22 1993-11-30 Boc Health Care, Inc. Magneto-pneumatic timing device

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US4414973A (en) * 1981-03-10 1983-11-15 U.S.D. Corp. Respirator face mask
JPH1113910A (en) * 1997-06-20 1999-01-22 Yoshinobu Toyomura Check valve mechanism
GB0600942D0 (en) * 2006-01-18 2006-02-22 Marine Current Turbines Ltd Improvements in gravity foundations for tidal stream turbines

Patent Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
GB1405472A (en) * 1971-09-13 1975-09-10 Leesona Corp Fluid operating corporation electrical discharge machining apparatus
GB2079826A (en) * 1980-07-09 1982-01-27 Coyne & Bellier Underwater support structures for platform-carrying tower or towers
US5265639A (en) * 1992-12-22 1993-11-30 Boc Health Care, Inc. Magneto-pneumatic timing device

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WO2012076325A3 (en) 2012-12-27 application
GB2486216A (en) 2012-06-13 application
WO2012076325A2 (en) 2012-06-14 application
GB201020648D0 (en) 2011-01-19 grant

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