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Title: Fluorescent air leakage detection system for enclosures

Abstract

Provided is a Fluorescent Air Leakage Detection (FALD) system and method for locating a defect in an enclosure that uses a nontoxic fluorescent solution as a marker. The solution is aerosolized with an atomizing device and guided to defects by a gas pressure modifying device. Defects are visually located by surveying the enclosure with an ultraviolet or visible light source and identifying a location where accumulated solution fluoresces.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1632609
Patent Number(s):
10571356
Application Number:
15/703,154
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01M - TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/13/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hun, Diana E., Smith, Brenda A., and Lewis, Linda A. Fluorescent air leakage detection system for enclosures. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Hun, Diana E., Smith, Brenda A., & Lewis, Linda A. Fluorescent air leakage detection system for enclosures. United States.
Hun, Diana E., Smith, Brenda A., and Lewis, Linda A. Tue . "Fluorescent air leakage detection system for enclosures". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1632609.
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