Accession Number : AD0164057

Title :   Microwave System for Determining Water Content in Fuel Oil.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Howard,Dean D.

Report Date : 03 MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent describes an apparatus for determining the water content of fuel oil. Microwave energy is directed through a chamber through which the fuel oil passes and a measure of the attenuation of the microwave energy is made. The attenuation of microwave energy as it passes through the oil determines the amount of water contamination within the oil. The system operates in the millimeter wave range where there is little attenuation caused by uncontaminated oil and a high attenuation caused by even small amounts of water contamination.

Descriptors :   (*MONITORS, FUEL OIL), (*PATENTS, MONITORS), NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT, MILLIMETER WAVES, ATTENUATION, MOISTURE, SEA WATER

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE