Accession Number : ADD001766

Title :   Compensated Fluidic Bearing Clearance Monitor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Busenkell,Charles C

Report Date : 04 Feb 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a fluidic indicating system for monitoring clearances in hydrostatic bearings which has two identical fluidic nozzles connected to a pressurized fluid supply through identical lines. Errors due to environmental changes are eliminated by the use of identical nozzles and mounting them in a close proximity to each other. A fluidic logic system connected to the nozzles processes any differential pressure and provides a warning when bearing clearance goes above or below predetermined limits. The system also indicates a normal condition when bearing clearances are between predetermined limits.

Descriptors :   *Monitors, *Bearings, *Clearances, *Patents, Fluidics, Warning systems, Nozzles, Pneumatic devices, Logic devices, Analog to digital converters

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE