Patent Number: 6,966,327

Title: Fluid balance control system for use in a fuel processor

Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a balanced fluid supply through multiple feeds are disclosed. The method comprises supplying the fluid through a plurality of feeds from a common fluid accumulator; determining the fluid pressure in a common fluid accumulator; and controlling the fluid pressure in the common fluid accumulator responsive to the fluid pressure sensed therein to maintain the fluid pressure within a predetermined range. The balanced fluid supply comprises a common fluid accumulator; a plurality of feeds from the common fluid accumulator; and a control system capable of controlling the pressure of the fluid supplied from the common fluid accumulator to the feeds responsive to a determined pressure of fluid in the common fluid accumulator.

Inventors: Nguyen; Kevin H. (Missouri City, TX), Wheat; W. Spencer (Missouri City, TX), Mirkovic; Vesna R. (Pearland, TX)

Assignee: Texaco Development Corporation

International Classification: G05D 11/00 (20060101); G05D 16/20 (20060101); G05D 11/13 (20060101); G05D 016/20 (); H01M 008/04 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018