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Fluid Sensor Attachment to Piping System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000086089D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bohlinger, EB: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The two figures show a method and apparatus for connecting a sensor 3 to a fluid carrying pipe 4 without interfering with the normal operation of the pipe. An inner collar 5 and an outer collar 6 are welded to the pipe 4. Collar 5 has suitable threads for connection to sensor 3 and collar 6 has threads for connection to a tool that is used for installing the sensor 3.

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Fluid Sensor Attachment to Piping System

The two figures show a method and apparatus for connecting a sensor 3 to a fluid carrying pipe 4 without interfering with the normal operation of the pipe. An inner collar 5 and an outer collar 6 are welded to the pipe 4. Collar 5 has suitable threads for connection to sensor 3 and collar 6 has threads for connection to a tool that is used for installing the sensor 3.

As Fig. 1 shows, the tool has a cutting bit 8 mounted on a shaft 9 and it has an enclosure that is threaded at one end to connect to collar 6, and it has a seal 11 for shaft 9 at its other end. When the tool is in the position of Fig. 1, the cutting bit 8 is driven by an electric drill to cut a hole in pipe 4. When the hole has been cut, shaft 9 is pulled outwardly from the enclosure sufficiently for a valve 12 to be closed. The outermost section 13 of the tool is then removed from its connection to valve 12.

Section 13 is then fitted with a shaft 16 that has a threaded attachment to sensor 3, and part 13 is reconnected to valve 12. Valve 12 is then opened and the sensor 3 is attached to threaded collar 5. The tool is drained through petcock 17 and is removed from collar 6.

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