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Title: Inherently safe passive gas monitoring system

Generally, the present disclosure is directed to gas monitoring systems that use inductive power transfer to safely power an electrically passive device included within a nuclear material storage container. In particular, the electrically passive device can include an inductive power receiver for receiving inductive power transfer through a wall of the nuclear material storage container. The power received by the inductive power receiver can be used to power one or more sensors included in the device. Thus, the device is not required to include active power generation components such as, for example, a battery, that increase the risk of a spark igniting flammable gases within the container.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1320883
Assignee:
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC) SRNL
Patent Number(s):
9,437,331
Application Number:
14/182,608
Contract Number:
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Feb 18
Research Org:
Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

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