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

Title: METHOD OF TESTING FOR LEAKS

Abstract

A method is described for detecting minute holes In fuel element jackets. The method comprises submerging the jacketed body in an atmosphere of a radioactive gas under pressure, the radioactive emanations from said gas being sufficientiy penetratIng to penetrate the jacket of the jacketed body. After the jacketed body is removed from the radtoactive gas atmosphere, it is exannined for the presence of emanations from radioactive gas which entered the jacketed body through the minute holes. In this manner, the detectton of radioactive emanations is a positive indication that the fuel element is not perfectly sealed.

Inventors:
; ;
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4301352
Patent Number(s):
2844735
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01M - TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES
NSA Number:
NSA-13-000995
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ABSORPTION; FUEL ELEMENTS; GASES; JACKETS; LEAK DETECTORS; PRESSURE; RADIATIONS

Citation Formats

Creutz, E C, McAdams, Wm A, and Foss, M H. METHOD OF TESTING FOR LEAKS. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Creutz, E C, McAdams, Wm A, & Foss, M H. METHOD OF TESTING FOR LEAKS. United States.
Creutz, E C, McAdams, Wm A, and Foss, M H. Tue . "METHOD OF TESTING FOR LEAKS". United States.
@article{osti_4301352,
title = {METHOD OF TESTING FOR LEAKS},
author = {Creutz, E C and McAdams, Wm A and Foss, M H},
abstractNote = {A method is described for detecting minute holes In fuel element jackets. The method comprises submerging the jacketed body in an atmosphere of a radioactive gas under pressure, the radioactive emanations from said gas being sufficientiy penetratIng to penetrate the jacket of the jacketed body. After the jacketed body is removed from the radtoactive gas atmosphere, it is exannined for the presence of emanations from radioactive gas which entered the jacketed body through the minute holes. In this manner, the detectton of radioactive emanations is a positive indication that the fuel element is not perfectly sealed.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {7}
}