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Gas Line Heating Element

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060090D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Gagnon, JB [+details]

Abstract

Condensation in piping or tubing conveying low vapor pressure gases e.g. Tungsten Hexafluoride (WF6) or Boron Trichloride (BCl3) is prevented by applying heat to a few regions and insulating the remaining piping. Modular, half-cylinder, voltage (12-24 volts) resistive elements, electrically isolated from the piping, are applied to installed piping to provide safe regional heating.