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Title: Apparatus for inspecting piping

Abstract

An inspection rabbit is described for inspecting piping systems having severe bends therein. The rabbit consists of a flexible, modular body containing a miniaturized eddy current inspection probe, a self-contained power supply for proper operation of the rabbit, an outer surface that allows ease of movement through piping systems and means for transmitting data generated by the inspection device. The body is preferably made of flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tubing or, alternatively, silicone rubber with a shrink wrapping of polytetrafluoroethylene (TEFLON{trademark}). The body is formed to contain the power supply, preferably a plurality of batteries, and a spool of communication wire that connects to a data processing computer external to the piping system. 6 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co
OSTI Identifier:
35062
Patent Number(s):
5,398,560
Application Number:
PAN: 8-089,679
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; SCA: 420500; PA: EDB-95:065032; SN: 95001365549
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 21 Mar 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; PIPES; EDDY CURRENT TESTING; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; DESIGN; PROBES; POWER SUPPLIES; DATA TRANSMISSION; ON-SITE INSPECTION

Citation Formats

Zollingger, W.T., Appel, D.K., and Park, L.R. Apparatus for inspecting piping. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Zollingger, W.T., Appel, D.K., & Park, L.R. Apparatus for inspecting piping. United States.
Zollingger, W.T., Appel, D.K., and Park, L.R. Tue . "Apparatus for inspecting piping". United States.
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title = {Apparatus for inspecting piping},
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abstractNote = {An inspection rabbit is described for inspecting piping systems having severe bends therein. The rabbit consists of a flexible, modular body containing a miniaturized eddy current inspection probe, a self-contained power supply for proper operation of the rabbit, an outer surface that allows ease of movement through piping systems and means for transmitting data generated by the inspection device. The body is preferably made of flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tubing or, alternatively, silicone rubber with a shrink wrapping of polytetrafluoroethylene (TEFLON{trademark}). The body is formed to contain the power supply, preferably a plurality of batteries, and a spool of communication wire that connects to a data processing computer external to the piping system. 6 figures.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1995},
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