In its basic form, PerfectFlow is functionally both a fluid containment device as well as a fluid transfer device. PerfectFlow is fully scalable from less than a milliliter in capacity to over 12,000 gallons. PerfectFlow's materials of construction range from mild steel to stainless steel to composites. The PerfectFlow system has a sealed fluid containment and dispenser suitable for fluids ranging from liquids to highly viscous semi-solids. It includes an internal piston within the fluid containment. Pressure applied to the piston is pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, electronic, or electro-mechanical and is the motive force to dispense a fluid. The PerfectFlow system's key benefits include the ability to be self-powered, high speed, and contamination free.
While this diagram depicts a bottom fill/bottom discharge configuration, there is also a top fill/top discharge configuration. In the top fill/top discharge configuration, (piston) includes a central hole and an internal fill/discharge tube runs from the top to the bottom of the container through the piston.
The collar protects the service valve, and has holes in its side to allow visual access to a pressure gauge that can be installed in the service valve’s 10% port. The collar is robust enough to permit mechanical lifting.
Designed for use with a laser measurement inventory system.
PerfectFlow containers are marked with colored tape to designate the product inside. The PerfectFlow color for grease is black.
There are holes in the footring that allow easy access to the ¾” ball valve from the front.
This valve has three ports: POL port, 10% port, and safety valve. Nitrogen is introduced into the container through the POL port. A pressure gauge can be attached to the 10% port. The third port is a safety valve that vents excess pressure.
Maximum nitrogen pressure of 120 psig is introduced into the container through the service valve and pushes the grease from the container.
DOT 4BW-225 manufacturing specification. The container can be used to haul grease under pressure on public roads. It has a capacity of 165 pounds of grease. Its empty weight is approximately 88 pounds.
PerfectFlow Grease Piston
The PerfectFlow grease piston ensures that the grease is uniformly pushed out
of the system.
The PerfectFlow grease systems will handle any grade of grease.
The valve assembly terminates with a ¾” ball valve.
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Users never handle a thick-fluid pump because the system either replaces the thick-fluid pump altogether or, if an auxiliary pump is required, it is permanently located and connected to the system with a quick-connect fitting
Eliminates the hose-reel problem of uncontrolled retraction in combination with an open preset meter by eliminating hose-reels and providing increased functionality
Eliminates the costs and problems from fluid containers being either pierced by forklifts or crushed by heavier equipment
Users will more quickly, more easily, and much more cleanly refill thick-fluid dispensing guns
Eliminates the mess attendant to proper disposition of disposable fluid containers because the system eliminates disposable fluid containers
Reducing container change-out time by 95% by eliminating inserting and removing fluid pumps from the fluid container and the system's quick-connect fittings
Dispensing rates can be extremely fast or extremely low, varying from 870 liters per minute or more to less than 0.01 liter per minute as required by the application as a result of the system's energy, which can pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, electronic, or electro-mechanical
Reduces slipping accidents by preventing product spills due to the system's clean operation
The system operates independently dispensing fluids with no external power source using instead the system's internal energy as a motive force
Product residual is minimal because the invention's internal force element dispenses nearly all the product in the fluid containment
Lowers user worker's compensation claims by providing a cleaner, safer work environment
Product is not contaminated by the "kitty litter" acquired when pumps are changed from empty containers to full containers because the invention eliminates removing and inserting of fluid pumps
Unit volume purchases are reduced by up to 30% through waste minimization
End users pay only for the product they use because suppliers' weigh systems in and out
The system eliminates follower-plate hang-up costs through its unique internal design where the system's force element does not touch the container sidewalls
Product lines do not need to be "bled" before resuming production because the system eliminates air pocket contamination
The system eliminates hose-reel installation and maintenance costs because the system eliminates the need for hose-reels with equal or better functionality
The system's more robust containers eliminate dented drums, kegs, and pails
The system eliminates air-pocket contamination which is deleterious to pump operation
Production line pulse dampeners are not required because the system provides non-mechanical (no moving parts), non-pulsating product dispensing and transferring
Users can more easily and more quickly modify, reduce or expand their operational fluid transfer capability without installing or removing piping because the system is self-contained and is available in a flexible configuration and sizes - fully scalable in portable, bulk, and portable/bulk containers
Enables industrial users to generate more revenue from their physical space because of the system's portability
The system eliminates the need to insert and remove pumps from thick fluids
The system eliminates the need to insert and remove pumps from thick fluids
Portable because its portable segment is easily moved by way of its hand cart for industrial applications
Increases fluid system reliability because the invention eliminates fluid pumps
The system does not require priming and uses no internal pumps
Product quality is maintained longer because the system is sealed and an inert gas protects the product from oxygen and other contaminants
Enhances waste minimization because the system eliminates disposable fluid containers
Smart Systems enable users to remotely assess their operational effectiveness by receiving and processing information from the technology's in-field fluid systems equipped with sensors and communication capability
The system is a superior marketing tool because prospective users easily identify with the invention's benefits and readily pay a product premium to have such benefits
The invention can dispense thick fluids at a constant, ratable rate because the system is non-pulsating
The system is very user friendly and compatible with union shops
Containers are 100% recyclable, and the work environment is kept clean with the sealed dispensing system and elimination of internal pumps
The system is extremely quiet - makes no noise while dispensing a thick fluid or paste - because the invention has no moving parts
This is an example of the portable segment of the system applied to fluid distribution. This is a portable PerfectFlow container for 165 lbs of grease using a 15:1 grease pump for use with various types of grease fittings. For applications that do not use grease fittings, no pump is required.
This is an example of the portable-bulk segment of the system applied to fluid distribution. In this picture, the smaller container is on a scale being refilled from a larger container. On the left is a PerfectFlow 300-gallon bulk container. The largest PerfectFlow bulk containers currently in the field are 12,000 gallons. The smaller PerfectFlow container on the right with a capacity of 55 gallons is sitting on a trolley and both are sitting on scale.
Portable / Bulk System
Current PerfectFlow bulk containers range in size from 7 gallons to 12,000 gallons. All PerfectFlow containers are sealed, refillable, and reusable. All PerfectFlow containers are DOT or ASME approved.
PerfectFlow containers can be used separately or connected together in a refilling system. Containers can be refilled on site or returned to the fluid supplier for refilling.
This is an example of the filling apparatus for a PerfectFlow thick fluid dispensing gun as attached to the portable segment of the system.
For several decades, CHI TECH's technology has been applied to the Oil Bank® and Grease Bank® products. These products are used to transfer lubricants, specifically lubricating oil and grease.