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Title: Temperature profile detector

Abstract

Temperature profiles at elevated temperature conditions are monitored by use of an elongated device having two conductors spaced by the minimum distance required to normally maintain an open circuit between them. The melting point of one conductor is selected at the elevated temperature being detected, while the melting point of the other is higher. As the preselected temperature is reached, liquid metal will flow between the conductors, creating short circuits which are detectable as to location.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (West Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA
OSTI Identifier:
864579
Patent Number(s):
4388267
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-06-1830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
temperature; profile; detector; profiles; elevated; conditions; monitored; elongated; device; conductors; spaced; minimum; distance; required; normally; maintain; circuit; melting; conductor; selected; detected; preselected; reached; liquid; metal; flow; creating; circuits; detectable; location; profile detector; temperature profiles; temperature conditions; temperature profile; liquid metal; elevated temperature; selected temperature; preselected temperature; conductors spaced; minimum distance; distance required; /376/324/340/374/976/

Citation Formats

Tokarz, Richard D. Temperature profile detector. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Tokarz, Richard D. Temperature profile detector. United States.
Tokarz, Richard D. Sat . "Temperature profile detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864579.
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abstractNote = {Temperature profiles at elevated temperature conditions are monitored by use of an elongated device having two conductors spaced by the minimum distance required to normally maintain an open circuit between them. The melting point of one conductor is selected at the elevated temperature being detected, while the melting point of the other is higher. As the preselected temperature is reached, liquid metal will flow between the conductors, creating short circuits which are detectable as to location.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
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