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

Title: MEANS FOR DETERMINING CENTRIFUGE ALIGNMENT

Abstract

An apparatus is presented for remotely determining the alignment of a centrifuge. The centrifage shaft is provided with a shoulder, upon which two followers ride, one for detecting radial movements, and one upon the shoulder face for determining the axial motion. The followers are attached to separate liquid filled bellows, and a tube connects each bellows to its respective indicating gage at a remote location. Vibrations produced by misalignment of the centrifuge shaft are transmitted to the bellows, and tbence through the tubing to the indicator gage. This apparatus is particularly useful for operation in a hot cell where the materials handled are dangerous to the operating personnel.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4303079
Patent Number(s):
2848817
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-13-004303
NSA Number:
NSA-13-004303
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-59
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CENTRIFUGATION; CONFIGURATION; GAGES; LIQUIDS; MACHINE PARTS; MOTION; OPERATION; PERSONNEL; PIPES; PLANNING; QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS; REMOTE CONTROL; REMOTE HANDLING; RODS; SAFETY; TUBES; VIBRATIONS

Citation Formats

Smith, W.Q. MEANS FOR DETERMINING CENTRIFUGE ALIGNMENT. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Smith, W.Q. MEANS FOR DETERMINING CENTRIFUGE ALIGNMENT. United States.
Smith, W.Q. Tue . "MEANS FOR DETERMINING CENTRIFUGE ALIGNMENT". United States.
@article{osti_4303079,
title = {MEANS FOR DETERMINING CENTRIFUGE ALIGNMENT},
author = {Smith, W.Q.},
abstractNote = {An apparatus is presented for remotely determining the alignment of a centrifuge. The centrifage shaft is provided with a shoulder, upon which two followers ride, one for detecting radial movements, and one upon the shoulder face for determining the axial motion. The followers are attached to separate liquid filled bellows, and a tube connects each bellows to its respective indicating gage at a remote location. Vibrations produced by misalignment of the centrifuge shaft are transmitted to the bellows, and tbence through the tubing to the indicator gage. This apparatus is particularly useful for operation in a hot cell where the materials handled are dangerous to the operating personnel.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {8}
}