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1. (WO2017040163) BATCH INLET SPOOL

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040163    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/048521
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 26 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: C03B 3/00
C03B 5/235
Applicants: OCV INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, LLC
Inventors: MIGHTON, Steven, James
MACPHEE, James, Alan
CLARK, Dougas, Cecil
Title: BATCH INLET SPOOL
Abstract:
An inlet spool for controlling the back flow of molten glass from a submerged combustion melter. The inlet spool includes a pipe having a first end, a second end, and an inner wall defining a passageway between the first end and the second end. A cross-sectional area of the passageway increases along a length of the passageway from the first end to the second end toward the melter. The passageway may be conical-shaped.