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Title: Technique for detecting liquid metal leaks

Abstract

In a system employing flowing liquid metal as a heat transfer medium in contact with tubular members containing a working fluid, i.e., steam, liquid metal leaks through the wall of the tubular member are detected by dislodging the liquid metal compounds forming in the tubular member at the leak locations and subsequently transporting the dislodged compound in the form of an aerosol to a detector responsive to the liquid metal compound. In the application to a sodium cooled tubular member, the detector would consist of a sodium responsive device, such as a sodium ion detector.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863254
Patent Number(s):
4134290
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
E(11-1)-2499
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
technique; detecting; liquid; metal; leaks; employing; flowing; heat; transfer; medium; contact; tubular; containing; fluid; steam; wall; detected; dislodging; compounds; forming; leak; locations; subsequently; transporting; dislodged; compound; form; aerosol; detector; responsive; application; sodium; cooled; consist; device; metal compound; metal compounds; liquid metal; heat transfer; transfer medium; sodium cooled; flowing liquid; detector responsive; responsive device; metal leaks; metal leak; /73/

Citation Formats

Bauerle, James E. Technique for detecting liquid metal leaks. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Bauerle, James E. Technique for detecting liquid metal leaks. United States.
Bauerle, James E. Mon . "Technique for detecting liquid metal leaks". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863254.
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title = {Technique for detecting liquid metal leaks},
author = {Bauerle, James E.},
abstractNote = {In a system employing flowing liquid metal as a heat transfer medium in contact with tubular members containing a working fluid, i.e., steam, liquid metal leaks through the wall of the tubular member are detected by dislodging the liquid metal compounds forming in the tubular member at the leak locations and subsequently transporting the dislodged compound in the form of an aerosol to a detector responsive to the liquid metal compound. In the application to a sodium cooled tubular member, the detector would consist of a sodium responsive device, such as a sodium ion detector.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {1}
}

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