skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Load sensing system

Abstract

A load sensing system inexpensively monitors the weight and temperature of stored nuclear material for long periods of time in widely variable environments. The system can include an electrostatic load cell that encodes weight and temperature into a digital signal which is sent to a remote monitor via a coaxial cable. The same cable is used to supply the load cell with power. When multiple load cells are used, vast inventories of stored nuclear material can be continuously monitored and inventoried of minimal cost. 4 figs.

Inventors:
; ;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
350333
Patent Number(s):
5900592
Application Number:
PAN: 8-919,949
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 4 May 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; TEMPERATURE MONITORING; WEIGHT INDICATORS; MONITORS; ELECTRIC CABLES; DESIGN; DIGITAL SYSTEMS; INVENTORIES; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

Citation Formats

Sohns, C W, Nodine, R N, and Wallace, S A. Load sensing system. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Sohns, C W, Nodine, R N, & Wallace, S A. Load sensing system. United States.
Sohns, C W, Nodine, R N, and Wallace, S A. Tue . "Load sensing system". United States.
@article{osti_350333,
title = {Load sensing system},
author = {Sohns, C W and Nodine, R N and Wallace, S A},
abstractNote = {A load sensing system inexpensively monitors the weight and temperature of stored nuclear material for long periods of time in widely variable environments. The system can include an electrostatic load cell that encodes weight and temperature into a digital signal which is sent to a remote monitor via a coaxial cable. The same cable is used to supply the load cell with power. When multiple load cells are used, vast inventories of stored nuclear material can be continuously monitored and inventoried of minimal cost. 4 figs.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {5}
}