Accession Number : ADD010958

Title :   Device to Measure Temperature of an Annular Elastomeric Seal.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Berner,W E ; Wical,T H

Report Date : 21 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This invention relates generally to temperature measuring devices incorporating thermocouples, and more particularly to a novel device for measuring in situ the temperature of an annular elastomeric seal during reciprocating cyclic motion of an assembly incorporating the seal. The present invention provides a novel annular elastomeric seal structure configures to measure the temperature of the seal during dynamic cycling at elevated temperature and pressure the seal structure includes a thermocouple embedded into the body of the elastomer of which the seal is comprised, and a protective sleeve, one end of which is formed to the annulus of the seal for containing and supporting the lead wires for the thermocouple.

Descriptors :   *Temperature measuring instruments, *Seals(Stoppers), *Elastomers, Thermocouples, High temperature, Lead wires, Structural properties, Sleeves, Nitriles, Inventions

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE