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Title: Spring loaded thermocouple module

Abstract

A thermocouple arrangement is provided for mounting in a blind hole of a specimen. The thermocouple arrangement includes a cup-like holder member, which receives an elongated thermal insulator, one end of which is seated at an end wall of the holder. A pair of thermocouple wires, threaded through passageways in the insulator, extend beyond the insulator member, terminating in free ends which are joined together in a spherical weld bead. A spring, held captive within the holder, applies a bias force to the weld bead, through the insulator member. The outside surface of the holder is threaded for engagement with the blind hole of the specimen. When the thermocouple is installed in the specimen, the spherical contact surface of the weld bead is held in contact with the end wall of the blind hole, with a predetermined bias force.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Solana Beach, CA)
  2. (San Diego, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ
OSTI Identifier:
865503
Patent Number(s):
4527005
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) PPPL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
spring; loaded; thermocouple; module; arrangement; provided; mounting; blind; specimen; cup-like; holder; receives; elongated; thermal; insulator; seated; wall; pair; wires; threaded; passageways; extend; terminating; free; joined; spherical; weld; bead; held; captive; applies; bias; force; outside; surface; engagement; installed; contact; predetermined; weld bead; contact surface; outside surface; spring loaded; thermocouple wires; thermal insulator; thermocouple wire; thermocouple arrangement; /136/

Citation Formats

McKelvey, Thomas E., and Guarnieri, Joseph J. Spring loaded thermocouple module. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
McKelvey, Thomas E., & Guarnieri, Joseph J. Spring loaded thermocouple module. United States.
McKelvey, Thomas E., and Guarnieri, Joseph J. Tue . "Spring loaded thermocouple module". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865503.
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title = {Spring loaded thermocouple module},
author = {McKelvey, Thomas E. and Guarnieri, Joseph J.},
abstractNote = {A thermocouple arrangement is provided for mounting in a blind hole of a specimen. The thermocouple arrangement includes a cup-like holder member, which receives an elongated thermal insulator, one end of which is seated at an end wall of the holder. A pair of thermocouple wires, threaded through passageways in the insulator, extend beyond the insulator member, terminating in free ends which are joined together in a spherical weld bead. A spring, held captive within the holder, applies a bias force to the weld bead, through the insulator member. The outside surface of the holder is threaded for engagement with the blind hole of the specimen. When the thermocouple is installed in the specimen, the spherical contact surface of the weld bead is held in contact with the end wall of the blind hole, with a predetermined bias force.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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