Patent Number: 6,308,871

Title: Pressure tube

Abstract: A pressure tube includes a central tube section (10), an intake tube section (12) and a flared tube section (14). Flared tube section (14) includes a flange ring (54) with a shell (64) secured thereto. A contact ring (76) is received in an annular recess (82) of flange ring (54). Alternatively, a flared tube section (90) has an outer circumferential surface (96) that cooperates with a conical flange ring (110) that has an inner conical surface (114). The flange rings (54, 110) engage a flange (86) in the dome (85) of a pressure vessel.

Inventors: Orr; David B. (Wellsville, OH), Shiratani; Yusuke (Pittsburgh, PA), Karamanos; James N. (Seattle, WA), Yamauchi; Noriaki (Bellwood, PA)

Assignee: TYK America Inc.

International Classification: B22D 18/04 (20060101); B22D 41/50 (20060101); B22D 035/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018