Patent Number: 8,584,707

Title: Dosing manifold assembly

Abstract: A manifold assembly configured for distributing fluid to an externally connected hydraulic component which may be capable of leakage detection through measurement of pressure decay. The manifold assembly may include a manifold body and a valve assembly. The manifold body may have a plurality of fluid passages. Fluid flow may be controlled by the valve assembly attached to the manifold body. The valve assembly may include two valve devices capable of controlling fluid flow. When fluid is blocked by the valve devices, any fluid leakage may be unloaded from the valve assembly through an orifice located between the two valve devices. The orifice may provide a pressure unloading feature which may increase accuracy of measuring the pressure decay during leakage detection.

Inventors: Ambrose; Steven L. (Farmington Hills, MI)

Assignee: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC

International Classification: F16K 11/00 (20060101); F16K 31/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018