Accession Number : AD0164981

Title :   Apparatus for Non-Destructively Testing Fuel Filters.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Pontello,Anthony P.

Report Date : 05 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent relates to novel and improved apparatus for non-destructible detection of flows in aircraft fuel filtering or coalescing elements. The improved apparatus provides for the conduction of heated pressurized air through the coalescer element to be tested into contact with a plastic film which is positioned about the outer peripheral surface of the coalescer element. The outer surface of the film is coated with a predetermined cholesteric liquid crystal material or a combination of the same. Flaws present in the coalescer element produce uneven conditions of the heated air flow through the coalescer and temperature gradients on the liquid crystal coated film. Resulting color patterns on the coated film identify the location and nature of flaws in the coalescer element.

Descriptors :   *Nondestructive testing, *Patents, Fuel filters, Liquid crystals, Cholesterol, Sensitivity, Thermal properties, Defects(Materials)

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE