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1. WO2016110665 - FILTRE DOUBLE POUR L’ÉLIMINATION D’HUMIDITÉ D'UN FLUX DE FLUIDE

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We claim:

1. A dual filter (100) for removing one or more components from a fluid flow, comprising:

a first filter media (1 12a) and a second filter media (1 12b) respectively disposed in a first conduit (1 14a) and a second conduit (1 14b); and at least one manifold (120, 130) coupled to a pair of openings (1 16a,b) of the conduits (1 14a, b) wherein the at least one manifold (120, 130) is adapted to monitor and control the fluid flow through one of the filter media (1 12a,b).

2. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 is further adapted to purge the filter media (1 12a,b) based on a performance criteria.

3. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 is further adapted to control a fluid flow rate through the filter media (1 12a,b) based on a fluid property.

4. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 is further adapted to direct purge flow through the filter media (1 12a,b) not receiving the fluid flow.

5. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 is further adapted to remove the one or more components from the fluid flow in any dual filter (100) orientation.

6. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 further comprises a controller (310) adapted to control the fluid flow based on a criteria.

7. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 further comprises a controller (310) adapted to monitor a property of the fluid flow.

8. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 wherein the at least one manifold (120) further comprises valves (350a-d) adapted to direct the fluid flow to one of the filter media (1 12a,b) while controlling a purge flow from another of the filter media (1 12a,b).

9. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 wherein the at least one manifold (130) comprises a nozzle (430) adapted to control a fluid flow rate through the filter media (1 12a,b).

10. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 wherein the at least one manifold (120) comprises a plurality of exhaust ports (128) fluidly coupled to filter media (1 12a,b).

1 1. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 wherein the at least one manifold (120) comprises one or more drain recesses (610a,b) and a plurality of purge drain holes (620a,b) configured to drain fluid from the manifolds (120) in at least two orientations.

12. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 wherein the at least one manifold (130) further comprises a check valve (410) adapted to direct the fluid flow from one of the filter media (1 12a,b) to valves (350a-d) that control the fluid flow.

13. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 wherein the at least one manifold (120) comprises:

an inlet manifold (120) that directs the fluid flow to one of the filter media

(1 12a,b); and

an outlet manifold (130) that diverts fluid flow from the filter media (1 12a,b) to provide pilot fluid to the inlet manifold (120).

14. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 wherein the at least one manifold (120) comprises:

an inlet manifold (120) that directs the fluid flow to one of the filter media

(1 12a,b); and

an outlet manifold (130) that diverts fluid flow from the one of the filter media (1 12a,b) to purge another of the filter media (1 12a,b).

15. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 further comprises of one or more two-way diffuser-concentrators (1 18) adapted to diffuse the fluid flow to the filter media (1 12a,b) and concentrate the fluid flow from the filter media (1 12a,b).

16. The dual-filter (100) of claim 15 wherein the two-way diffuser-concentrators (1 18) are further adapted to hold the filter media (1 12a,b) in the conduits (1 14a,b).

17. The dual-filter (100) of claim 15 wherein the two-way diffuser-concentrators (1 18) are conical.

18. The dual-filter (100) of claim 15 wherein the two-way diffuser-concentrators (1 18) are comprised of at least an inner diffuser-concentrator (1 18a) and an outer diffuser-concentrator (1 18c).

19. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 further comprises one or more porous retaining discs (1 19) disposed between the filter media (1 12a,b) and the at least one manifold (120, 130) to retain the filter media (1 12a,b).

20. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 wherein the conduits (1 14a,b) are in a housing (1 10) that further includes a pilot channel (510) that carries pilot fluid from an outlet manifold (130) to an inlet manifold (120).

21. The dual filter (100) of claim 1 further comprises a heater (360) adapted to heat the filter media (1 12a,b) to reduce the purge time of the filter media (1 12a,b).

22. A method of forming a dual filter (100) for removing one or more components from a fluid flow, comprising:

forming and respectively disposing a first filter media (1 12a) and a second filter media (1 12b) in a first conduit (1 14a) and a second conduit (1 14b); forming and coupling at least one manifold (120, 130) to a pair of openings

(1 16a,b) of the conduits (1 14a, b); and

adapting the at least one manifold (120, 130) to monitor and control the fluid flow through one of the filter media (1 12a,b).

23. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 wherein the adapting the at least one manifold (120, 130) to monitor and control the fluid flow through one of the filter media (1 12a,b) comprises adapting the dual filter (100) to purge the filter media

(1 12a,b) based on a performance criteria.

24. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 wherein the adapting the at least one manifold (120, 130) to monitor and control the fluid flow through one of the filter media (1 12a,b) comprises adapting the dual filter (100) to control a fluid flow rate through the filter media (1 12a,b) based on a fluid property.

25. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 wherein the adapting the at least one manifold (120, 130) to monitor and control the fluid flow through one of the filter media (1 12a,b) comprises adapting the dual filter (100) to direct purge flow through the filter media (1 12a,b) not receiving the fluid flow.

26. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 wherein the adapting the at least one manifold (120, 130) to monitor and control the fluid flow through one of the filter media (1 12a,b) further adapted to remove the one or more components from the fluid flow in any dual filter (100) orientation.

27. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 wherein the forming the dual filter (100) comprises forming and adapting a controller (310) to control the fluid flow based on a criteria.

28. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 wherein the forming the dual filter (100) comprises forming and adapting a controller (310) to monitor a property of the fluid flow.

29. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 wherein the forming the at least one manifold (120) further comprises forming and adapting valves (350a-d) to direct the fluid flow through one of the filter media (1 12a,b) while directing a purge flow from another of the filter media (1 12a,b).

30. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 wherein the forming the at least one manifold (130) comprises forming and adapting a nozzle (430) to control a fluid flow rate through the filter media (1 12a,b).

31. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 wherein the forming the at least one manifold (120) comprises forming a plurality of exhaust ports (128) fluidly coupled to the filter media (1 12a,b).

32. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 wherein the forming the at least one manifold (120) comprises forming and configuring one or more drain recesses (610a,b) and a plurality of purge drain holes (620a,b) to drain fluid from the at least one manifold (120) in at least two orientations.

33. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 wherein the forming at least one manifold (130) comprises forming and adapting a check valve (410) redirect a portion of the fluid flow from one of the filter media (1 12a,b) to valves (350a-d) that control the fluid flow.

34. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 wherein the forming the at least one manifold (120) comprises:

forming an inlet manifold (120) that directs the fluid flow to one of the filter media (1 12a,b); and

forming an outlet manifold (130) that diverts fluid flow from the filter media (1 12a,b) to the inlet manifold (120) to control the fluid flow.

35. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 wherein the forming the at least one manifold (120) comprises:

forming an inlet manifold (120) that directs the fluid flow to one of the filter media (1 12a,b); and

forming an outlet manifold (130) that diverts fluid flow from the one of the filter media (1 12a,b) to purge another of the filter media (1 12a,b).

36. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 wherein the forming the dual filter (100) comprises forming and adapting one or more two-way diffuser-concentrators (1 18) to diffuse the fluid flow to the filter media (1 12a,b) and concentrate the fluid flow from the filter media (1 12a,b).

37. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 36 wherein the forming the two-way diffuser-concentrators (1 18) further comprises adapting the two-way diffuser-concentrators (1 18) to hold the filter media (1 12a,b) in the conduits (1 14a,b).

38. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 36 wherein the forming the two-way diffuser-concentrators (1 18) comprises forming conical two-way diffuser-concentrators (1 18).

39. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 36 wherein the forming the two-way diffuser-concentrators (1 18) comprises forming two at least an inner (1 18a) diffuser-concentrator (1 18c) and an outer diffuser-concentrator (1 18c).

40. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 further comprises forming and disposing one or more porous retaining discs (1 19) between the filter media (1 12a,b) and the at least one manifold (120, 130) to retain the filter media (1 12a,b).

41. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 wherein the forming the conduits (1 14a,b) comprises forming a pilot channel (510) that carries the fluid flow from an outlet manifold (130) to an inlet manifold (120).

42. The method of forming the dual filter (100) of claim 22 further comprises forming and adapting a heater (360) to heat the filter media (1 12a,b) to reduce the purge time of the filter media (1 12a,b).

43. A method of filtering a fluid flow with a dual filter (100), the method

comprising:

monitoring and controlling a fluid flow through at least two filter media (1 12a,b) with at least one manifold (120) adapted to direct fluid flow to one of the at least two filter media (1 12a,b) based on a property of the filtered fluid flow from the one of the at least one of the two filter media (1 12a,b).

44. The method of filtering the fluid flow with the dual filter (100) of claim 43 further comprises diverting some of the filtered fluid flow from the one of the at least two filter media (1 12a,b) to purge another of the at least two filter media (1 12a,b).

45. The method of filtering the fluid flow with the dual filter (100) of claim 43 further comprises diverting some of the filtered fluid flow the one of the at least two filter media (1 12a,b) to provide pilot fluid to the at least one manifold (120, 130) to control the fluid flow.

46. The method of filtering the fluid flow with the dual filter (100) of claim 43 further comprises switching the fluid flow from the one of the at least two filter media (1 12a,b) to another of the at least two filter media (1 12a,b) with the at least one manifold (120, 130) based on a fluid flow property.