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Title: Temperature profile detector

Abstract

A temperature profile detector shown as a tubular enclosure surrounding an elongated electrical conductor having a plurality of meltable conductive segments surrounding it. Duplicative meltable segments are spaced apart from one another along the length of the enclosure. Electrical insulators surround these elements to confine molten material from the segments in bridging contact between the conductor and a second electrical conductor, which might be the confining tube. The location and rate of growth of the resulting short circuits between the two conductors can be monitored by measuring changes in electrical resistance between terminals at both ends of the two conductors. Additional conductors and separate sets of meltable segments operational at differing temperatures can be monitored simultaneously for measuring different temperature profiles.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (West Richland, WA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA
OSTI Identifier:
864727
Patent Number(s):
4408904
Assignee:
Tokarz, Richard D. (West Richland, WA) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-06-1830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
temperature; profile; detector; shown; tubular; enclosure; surrounding; elongated; electrical; conductor; plurality; meltable; conductive; segments; duplicative; spaced; apart; length; insulators; surround; elements; confine; molten; material; bridging; contact; confining; tube; location; rate; growth; resulting; circuits; conductors; monitored; measuring; changes; resistance; terminals; additional; separate; sets; operational; differing; temperatures; simultaneously; profiles; profile detector; electrical insulator; temperature profiles; temperature profile; spaced apart; electrical resistance; electrical conductor; molten material; separate sets; measuring changes; conductive segments; elongated electrical; enclosure surrounding; segments surround; rate set; /374/338/340/376/

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/864727.
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abstractNote = {A temperature profile detector shown as a tubular enclosure surrounding an elongated electrical conductor having a plurality of meltable conductive segments surrounding it. Duplicative meltable segments are spaced apart from one another along the length of the enclosure. Electrical insulators surround these elements to confine molten material from the segments in bridging contact between the conductor and a second electrical conductor, which might be the confining tube. The location and rate of growth of the resulting short circuits between the two conductors can be monitored by measuring changes in electrical resistance between terminals at both ends of the two conductors. Additional conductors and separate sets of meltable segments operational at differing temperatures can be monitored simultaneously for measuring different temperature profiles.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
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