Accession Number : ADD018290

Title :   Leak Detector for Conductive Liquid Boiler.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Sep 94, Patented 1 Oct 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Croft, Bryan L ; Spackman, Howard M

Report Date : 01 Oct 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A leak detector for detecting a leak of an electrically conductive fluid from a vessel comprises an electrically conductive wire having a melting temperature less than an internal temperature of the vessel and greater than the external temperature of the vessel. The wire is stitched to a heat resistant fabric to hold the wire in place and to thermally and electrically insulate the wire when no leaking fluid is present. Detector means electrically connected to the wire outputs an electrical signal if the wire is fused by leaking fluid permeating the fabric.

Descriptors :   *LEAK DETECTORS, *PATENTS, LEAKAGE(FLUID), ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, BOILERS, THERMAL INSULATION, ELECTRICAL INSULATION, CONDUCTIVE LIQUIDS

Subject Categories : Magnetic & Electric Fld Detection & Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE