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1. (WO1997040309) METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE VISCOSITY OF A FLUID IN A DEFINED VOLUME
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Pub. No.:    WO/1997/040309    International Application No.:    PCT/US1997/006436
Publication Date: 30.10.1997 International Filing Date: 18.04.1997
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    17.11.1997    
IPC:
F17D 1/18 (2006.01)
Applicants: THERMION SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL [US/US]; 611 Access Road, Stratford, CT 06497 (US)
Inventors: MILLER, Charles, G.; (US).
ROLLS, John, A.; (US).
HASTINGS, Otis, H.; (US)
Agent: FILARDI, Edward, V.; White & Case, Patent Dept., 1155 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 (US)
Priority Data:
08/633,966 19.04.1996 US
Title (EN) METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE VISCOSITY OF A FLUID IN A DEFINED VOLUME
(FR) PROCEDE DE REGLAGE DE LA VISCOSITE D'UN FLUIDE DANS UN VOLUME FINI
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A method is provided for heating the interior surface of a defined volume, such as the interior of a pipe or tank, to control the viscosity of a liquid contained within that volume. The method comprises providing a heater element such as a laminated composite heater element, impermeable to water. The heater element is disposed on the surface of the receptacle, and is heated at prescribed intervals and temperatures effective to heat the interior surface of the volume and alter the viscosity of the liquid contained therein.
(FR)L'invention porte sur un procédé de réchauffage de la surface intérieure d'un volume fini tel que celui d'un tube ou d'un réservoir pour régler la viscosité d'un liquide s'y trouvant. Ledit procédé consiste à se procurer un élément chauffant imperméable à l'eau du type élément chauffant composite laminé, à le placer à la surface du récipient et à le chauffer à des intervalles et températures donnés suffisants pour réchauffer la surface intérieure du contenu et modifier la viscosité du liquide y étant placé.
Designated States: CA.
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)