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Fluorocarbon Liquid Leak Detector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000075522D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Aakalu, NG: AUTHOR

Abstract

This liquid leak detector has a number of glass fibers 10 at a collect end 12 arranged such that the unit can be used as a probe. When the g fibers 10 contact a liquid, such as a fluorocarbon cooling liquid, the liquid is carried to the evaporator portion 14 of the unit by capillary action of the bundle of glass fibers, which run through a pipe-like wall structure 18. The liquid at the evaporator end 14 of the unit evaporates causing a temperature drop. This temperature drop is sensed by a temperature sensor 16 which indicates by some signal or alarm that a leak has been detected. Thus, when the unit is used as a probe, for example, a run over the surface of a container of fluorocarbon liquid, the glass fibers 10 will contact the liquid coming through any crack in the container thus locating the leak.

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Fluorocarbon Liquid Leak Detector

This liquid leak detector has a number of glass fibers 10 at a collect end 12 arranged such that the unit can be used as a probe. When the g fibers 10 contact a liquid, such as a fluorocarbon cooling liquid, the liquid is carried to the evaporator portion 14 of the unit by capillary action of the bundle of glass fibers, which run through a pipe-like wall structure 18. The liquid at the evaporator end 14 of the unit evaporates causing a temperature drop. This temperature drop is sensed by a temperature sensor 16 which indicates by some signal or alarm that a leak has been detected. Thus, when the unit is used as a probe, for example, a run over the surface of a container of fluorocarbon liquid, the glass fibers 10 will contact the liquid coming through any crack in the container thus locating the leak.

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