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Title: Hazardous fluid leak detector

Abstract

A device or system for monitoring for the presence of leaks from a hazardous fluid is disclosed which uses two electrodes immersed in deionized water. A gas is passed through an enclosed space in which a hazardous fluid is contained. Any fumes, vapors, etc. escaping from the containment of the hazardous fluid in the enclosed space are entrained in the gas passing through the enclosed space and transported to a closed vessel containing deionized water and two electrodes partially immersed in the deionized water. The electrodes are connected in series with a power source and a signal, whereby when a sufficient number of ions enter the water from the gas being bubbled through it (indicative of a leak), the water will begin to conduct, thereby allowing current to flow through the water from one electrode to the other electrode to complete the circuit and activate the signal.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Las Vegas, NV)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G ENERGY MEASUREMENTS INC
OSTI Identifier:
870419
Patent Number(s):
US 5517181
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United Staes (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-88NV10617
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hazardous; fluid; leak; detector; device; monitoring; presence; leaks; disclosed; electrodes; immersed; deionized; water; gas; passed; enclosed; space; contained; fumes; vapors; etc; escaping; containment; entrained; passing; transported; closed; vessel; containing; partially; connected; series; power; source; signal; whereby; sufficient; enter; bubbled; indicative; begin; conduct; allowing; current; flow; electrode; complete; circuit; activate; gas passing; power source; vessel containing; deionized water; leak detector; partially immersed; hazardous fluid; enclosed space; electrodes immersed; /340/204/324/

Citation Formats

Gray, Harold E., McLaurin, Felder M., Ortiz, Monico, and Huth, William A. Hazardous fluid leak detector. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Gray, Harold E., McLaurin, Felder M., Ortiz, Monico, & Huth, William A. Hazardous fluid leak detector. United States.
Gray, Harold E., McLaurin, Felder M., Ortiz, Monico, and Huth, William A. Mon . "Hazardous fluid leak detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870419.
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title = {Hazardous fluid leak detector},
author = {Gray, Harold E. and McLaurin, Felder M. and Ortiz, Monico and Huth, William A.},
abstractNote = {A device or system for monitoring for the presence of leaks from a hazardous fluid is disclosed which uses two electrodes immersed in deionized water. A gas is passed through an enclosed space in which a hazardous fluid is contained. Any fumes, vapors, etc. escaping from the containment of the hazardous fluid in the enclosed space are entrained in the gas passing through the enclosed space and transported to a closed vessel containing deionized water and two electrodes partially immersed in the deionized water. The electrodes are connected in series with a power source and a signal, whereby when a sufficient number of ions enter the water from the gas being bubbled through it (indicative of a leak), the water will begin to conduct, thereby allowing current to flow through the water from one electrode to the other electrode to complete the circuit and activate the signal.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {1}
}

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