Patent Number: 6,305,405

Title: Valve for a tank and especially for a flow control arrangement having a plurality of fluid storage tanks

Abstract: A fluid flow control valve having a cam disposed near an opening of a fuel passage. The cam is operable to be rotated about a shaft by the action of a float. As a fluid level in a tank changes, the cam rotates from an open position remote from the opening to a closed position (as illustrated) proximate the opening. A gap remains between the cam and the opening, thereby allowing the fluid level to be drawn down to the bottom of opening. Float has a generally wedge shaped cross-section to minimize the effect of wave action in the fluid.

Inventors: Pervaiz; Muhammad (Erie, PA)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: F16K 21/00 (20060101); F16K 21/02 (20060101); B67D 005/04 (); F16K 031/32 (); F16K 051/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018