Accession Number : ADD005354

Title :   Spinning Disk Electrical Isolator for a Flowing Seawater Stream.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Clavell,Cesar , Jr

Report Date : 27 Jun 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A pair of pumps driven by a common motor draw in ambient seawater through one and expel it through the other to following electronic instrumentation. Coupled between the pumps, a rapidly rotating disk receives the flow of seawater and radially dissipates it in a multitude of separated droplets. The droplets are collected in a reservoir and the second pump expels it to the instrumentation. Where the flowing seawater is separated into droplets by the rapidly spinning disk, a break is created in the electrical conductivity continuity so that the following electronic instrumentation is not influenced by possible electrical potentials in the ambient seawater. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Instrumentation, *Disks, *Spinning(Motion), Fluid flow, Sea water, Electrical loads, Drops

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE