Accession Number : ADD018646

Title :   Fluid Pressure Measuring Device Interface

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 10 Jul 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : French, Daniel W

PDF Url : ADD018646

Report Date : 10 Jul 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A fluid pressure measuring device interface which may be used in a submersible platform or vehicle includes an interface chamber fluidly coupled to a conduit which leads to the fluid medium whose pressure is to be measured. The interface chamber encloses a liquid-filled deformable pressure transfer container or bladder, which is generally completely surrounded by the fluid medium whose pressure is being measured. A second conduit fluidly couples the bladder to a pressure measuring device. The device can perform fluid medium pressure measurements including water pressure and wave and tide measurements. When used in an underwater structure, the conduit coupled to the interface chamber connects to the exterior surface of the underwater structure, at a point generally vertically above the interface housing.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *PRESSURE MEASUREMENT, *MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, INTERFACES, FLUIDS, BLADDERS, SUBMERSIBLES, TIDES, ELECTRIC CONDUITS

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE