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Title: Assembly and method for testing the integrity of stuffing tubes

Abstract

A stuffing tube integrity checking assembly includes first and second annular seals, with each seal adapted to be positioned about a stuffing tube penetration component. An annular inflation bladder is provided, the bladder having a slot extending longitudinally there along and including a separator for sealing the slot. A first valve is in fluid communication with the bladder for introducing pressurized fluid to the space defined by the bladder when mounted about the tube. First and second releasible clamps are provided. Each clamp assembly is positioned about the bladder for securing the bladder to one of the seals for thereby establishing a fluid-tight chamber about the tube. 5 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Myers Liniak and Berenato
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
527761
Patent Number(s):
5,661,230
Application Number:
PAN: 8-616,143
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; SCA: 420500; PA: EDB-97:126560; SN: 97001843776
DOE Contract Number:  
AB01-95GC20394
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 26 Aug 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; TUBES; TEST FACILITIES; LEAK TESTING; SEALS; DESIGN; BALLOONS; VALVES; FLUID FLOW

Citation Formats

Morrison, E.F. Assembly and method for testing the integrity of stuffing tubes. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Morrison, E.F. Assembly and method for testing the integrity of stuffing tubes. United States.
Morrison, E.F. Tue . "Assembly and method for testing the integrity of stuffing tubes". United States.
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