Apollo Global Management has been granted a patent for a system designed to protect flows in piping systems with minimal spare components. The system includes multiple piping subsystems, a test subsystem to detect pressure changes, and operating valves sized according to pipe diameter. GlobalData’s report on Apollo Global Management gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Apollo Global Management, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Apollo Global Management's grant share as of April 2024 was 71%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Fluid pressure protection system for piping with minimal components

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Apollo Global Management Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11965603B2) discloses a system designed to respond to pressure changes in a fluid. The system comprises three piping subsystems, each receiving different input flows and equipped with operating valves sized according to the diameter of the pipes they are coupled to. A test subsystem simulates surge events to ensure proper pressure venting by the piping subsystems. The system includes pilots to detect maximum pressure and pressure rate increases, as well as surge-relief valves for pressure venting. The system also features block valves for maintenance isolation and the ability to relieve fluid into a container based on specific criteria.

Furthermore, the patent describes a method for responding to pressure changes in a fluid using the system. The method involves providing the piping subsystems, test subsystem, pilots, and operating valves as detailed in the patent claims. The method includes simulating surge events to assess pressure venting efficiency and ensuring that the operating valves are appropriately sized for their respective pipes. The system's design allows for effective response to pressure changes in the fluid, with the ability to isolate subsystems for maintenance while maintaining normal operation in other subsystems. The method and system described in the patent aim to enhance the safety and efficiency of responding to pressure fluctuations in fluid systems, particularly in scenarios involving surge events.

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