Field of technology: Industrial Machinery and Processes
Patent granted on: Tue, 07 Jun 2022
A control valve includes a body and a sleeve, the body having a flow passage therethrough, the flow passage having an inlet, an outlet, a first portion, a second portion, a junction of the first portion and the second portion, and an opening to the second portion. The first portion has a first axis centered through the inlet, a first bend, and a second axis. The second portion has a third axis centered through the outlet, a second bend, and a fourth axis. The fourth axis is perpendicular to the second axis. The first portion is upstream of the junction and the second portion is downstream of the junction. The second axis is centered through the junction. The opening has a fifth axis aligned with the second axis. The sleeve is fastened to the body within the first portion, the sleeve having a sixth axis aligned with the second axis.