Patent Number: 6,305,349

Title: Sliding gate exhaust brake assembly

Abstract: A sliding gate exhaust brake assembly comprising a gate located within an housing, the gate being moveable between an open position and a closed position to open and close an exhaust outlet. A first closeable pressure relief passage is provided for relieving exhaust gas pressure on the gate during opening of the gate and a second closeable pressure relief passage is provided for reducing exhaust gas pressure on the gate during closing of the gate. In a preferred embodiment the housing is divided into an input chamber and an exhaust chamber by a partition wall having an aperture closeable by the gate. The first pressure relief passage is provided by an closeable aperture through the gate and the second pressure relief passage is provided by a second closeable aperture in the partition wall.

Inventors: Harris; Victor Alan (Arundel, GB)

Assignee: Hersham Valves LTD

International Classification: F02D 9/14 (20060101); F02D 9/06 (20060101); F02D 9/08 (20060101); F02D 9/00 (20060101); F02D 009/06 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018