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US1808870A
US1808870A US445768A US44576830A US1808870A US 1808870 A US1808870 A US 1808870A US 445768 A US445768 A US 445768A US 44576830 A US44576830 A US 44576830A US 1808870 A US1808870 A US 1808870A
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F28HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL
    • F28GCLEANING OF INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL SURFACES OF HEAT-EXCHANGE OR HEAT-TRANSFER CONDUITS, e.g. WATER TUBES OR BOILERS
    • F28G1/00Non-rotary, e.g. reciprocated, appliances
    • F28G1/12Fluid-propelled scrapers, bullets, or like solid bodies
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F23COMBUSTION APPARATUS; COMBUSTION PROCESSES
    • F23JREMOVAL OR TREATMENT OF COMBUSTION PRODUCTS OR COMBUSTION RESIDUES; FLUES 
    • F23J3/00Removing solid residues from passages or chambers beyond the fire, e.g. from flues by soot blowers
    • F23J3/02Cleaning furnace tubes; Cleaning flues or chimneys

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June -9, 1931. s. s. STRASBURG 1,808,870

FLUE CLEANER Filed April 19, 1930 6. 8. 6'7ra6 bury I 61mm, o.

Patented June 9, 1931 UNITED STATES SAMUEL S. STRASBURG, OF AKRON, OHIO FLUE CLEANER Application filed April 19,

This invention relates to a device designed for use in cleaning condenser tubes, the primary object of the invention being to provide means for forcing cleaners through the tubes, the cleaners being in the form of rubber balls.

An important object of the invention is to provide a novel form of valve which will operate to release a ball from the ball chamher, and will cut off communication between the barrel of the device and the ball chamber simultaneously with the moving of the valve to directair under pressure to the barrel or main section of the device.

A still further object of the invention is the provision of means whereby the device may be held in the hand of the operator, the valve being arranged so that it may be operated while the hand of the operator is supporting the device. 7

With the foregoing and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.

Referring to the drawings:

Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional view through a device constructed in accordance with the invention.

Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on line 22 of Figure 1. Y

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on line 44 of Figure 1.

Figure 5 is a fragmental plan view of the device, the tube for directing the balls to the body portion of the device being shown in section.

Referring to the drawings in detail, the ref erence character 5 designates the body portion of the device, which is cylindrical in formation, the same being provided with an enlargement 6 at one end to be fitted over the end of a condenser tube to provide an air 1930. Serial No. 445,768.v

tight connection between the body portion and condenser tube.

The opposite end of the body portion 5 is threaded to receive the handle 7, this end of the body portion 5 being closed by the handle.

The body portion is formed with an opening 8 disposed adjacent to the discharge end of the body portion, the opening 8 being in registry with an opening formed in the valve member 9, which is also tubular in formation and mounted on the body portion 5. Secured to the valve member 9 is a feed pipe 10 through which the balls, which are indicated by the reference character 11, are fed to the body portion, the balls being normally held in the funnel shaped container 12, supported at the upper end of the pipe 10. A sliding valve indicated by the reference character 13 is positioned at the lower end of the pipe 10, and acts to retain the balls within the pipe 10 and permit the operator to release the balls atintervals. Secured to the valve member 9 is a cylinder 14 which is spaced from the valve member 9 providing an air chamber 15, the valve member 9 being provided with an opening 16 adapted to register with the opening 17 of the body portion 5, so that air may pass from the chamber 15 into the body portion 5, to force the balls 11 from the body portion. It will of course be understood that the balls 11, which are preferably rubber, are of diameters to closely fit within the body portion 5.

An extension 18 forms a part of the cylinder 14 and'provides means whereby the hose 19 may be connected to the cylinder, the hose 19 being also connected with a suitable source of compressed air supply.

Rods 20 are connected with the cylinder 14 and extend through the lugs 21 that are disposed laterally of the handle 7 there being provided coiled springs 22 disposed bet-ween one end of the cylinder 14 and the lugs 21, to normally urge the valve 9 to a position as shown by Figure 1 of the drawings or to a position against the stop 23 secured to the body portion. Thus it will be obvious that when a ball has been fed to the body portion 5, and the valve member 9 moved to bring the openings 16 into registry with the openings 17', air under pressure will be directed to the body portion 5, to force the ball that has dropped to the body portion, from the body portion and into the condenser tube against which the enlargement 6 is positioned. Si multaneously with the movement of the valve 9 to bring the openings 16 and 17 into registry, the opening 8 is closed so that the entire force of the compressed air will be directed against the ball in the body portion.

A handle indicated by the reference character 24 connects the outer ends of the rods 20 to enable the operator to hold the device against a condenser tube, and operate the valve by merely closing the hand.

I claim:

A device for cleaning tubes, comprising a tubular body portion having an open end to be fitted against a tube to be cleaned, a handle on the opposite end of the body portion, said body portion having an opening near the open end, means for feeding balls to the body portion through the opening, said body portion having openings disposed intermediate the ends thereof, a tubular valve member slidably mounted on the body portion and having openings to register with the last mentioned openings, and having an opening adapted to register with the first mentioned opening, a cylinder secured to the tubular valve member and spaced therefrom to provide an air chamber, means for directing air under pressure to the air chamber, and a handle carried by the cylinder to be gripped by the operator for moving the valve member to bring the openings of the valve member and body portion into registry to admit air and balls to the body portion.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto affixed my signature.

SAMUEL S. STRASBURG.

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Cited By (14)

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US2670723A (en) * 1951-03-01 1954-03-02 Vapor Heating Corp Shot blast cleaner for coil type steam generators
US2729343A (en) * 1952-08-07 1956-01-03 Brosnan Dennis William Means for facilitating the classification of railroad cars
US2745231A (en) * 1954-04-12 1956-05-15 Dow Chemical Co Method of cleaning the inside of pipe
US2915422A (en) * 1954-09-08 1959-12-01 Gulf Oil Corp Automatic plug injector and method of cleaning pipelines
US2965114A (en) * 1957-10-14 1960-12-20 Shell Oil Co Method and apparatus for controlling the pumping of fluids in a pipeline
US3531813A (en) * 1968-09-17 1970-10-06 Combustion Eng Tube cleaning pellet gun
WO1985000997A1 (en) * 1983-08-19 1985-03-14 Lacress Nominees Pty. Ltd. Method and apparatus for cleaning pipes, tubes, etc.
US4620589A (en) * 1984-01-31 1986-11-04 Josef Koller Device for cleaning the pipes of pipe heat-exchangers
WO1990011843A1 (en) * 1989-03-31 1990-10-18 Barry Bros. Specialised Services Pty. Ltd. Tube cleaning apparatus
US5103524A (en) * 1989-02-08 1992-04-14 Barry Bros. Specialised Services Pty. Ltd. Apparatus for cleaning the inner surfaces of tubes in operating multi-tube heat transfer devices
US5448795A (en) * 1994-07-29 1995-09-12 Boughal; Sean Condenser tube cleaner
US5640734A (en) * 1994-11-25 1997-06-24 Kyokuto Rubber Co., Ltd. Hollow member cleaning device
EP0828132A3 (en) * 1996-09-10 1999-07-07 Kyokuto Rubber Co., Ltd. Heat exchanger washing apparatus and heat exchanger washing method
US8146193B1 (en) * 2010-11-29 2012-04-03 Goodway Technologies Corporation Launcher for tube cleaning projectiles

Cited By (15)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2670723A (en) * 1951-03-01 1954-03-02 Vapor Heating Corp Shot blast cleaner for coil type steam generators
US2729343A (en) * 1952-08-07 1956-01-03 Brosnan Dennis William Means for facilitating the classification of railroad cars
US2745231A (en) * 1954-04-12 1956-05-15 Dow Chemical Co Method of cleaning the inside of pipe
US2915422A (en) * 1954-09-08 1959-12-01 Gulf Oil Corp Automatic plug injector and method of cleaning pipelines
US2965114A (en) * 1957-10-14 1960-12-20 Shell Oil Co Method and apparatus for controlling the pumping of fluids in a pipeline
US3531813A (en) * 1968-09-17 1970-10-06 Combustion Eng Tube cleaning pellet gun
WO1985000997A1 (en) * 1983-08-19 1985-03-14 Lacress Nominees Pty. Ltd. Method and apparatus for cleaning pipes, tubes, etc.
US4620589A (en) * 1984-01-31 1986-11-04 Josef Koller Device for cleaning the pipes of pipe heat-exchangers
US5103524A (en) * 1989-02-08 1992-04-14 Barry Bros. Specialised Services Pty. Ltd. Apparatus for cleaning the inner surfaces of tubes in operating multi-tube heat transfer devices
WO1990011843A1 (en) * 1989-03-31 1990-10-18 Barry Bros. Specialised Services Pty. Ltd. Tube cleaning apparatus
US5170524A (en) * 1989-03-31 1992-12-15 Barry Bros. Specialised Services Pty. Ltd. Tube cleaning apparatus
US5448795A (en) * 1994-07-29 1995-09-12 Boughal; Sean Condenser tube cleaner
US5640734A (en) * 1994-11-25 1997-06-24 Kyokuto Rubber Co., Ltd. Hollow member cleaning device
EP0828132A3 (en) * 1996-09-10 1999-07-07 Kyokuto Rubber Co., Ltd. Heat exchanger washing apparatus and heat exchanger washing method
US8146193B1 (en) * 2010-11-29 2012-04-03 Goodway Technologies Corporation Launcher for tube cleaning projectiles

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