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Title: Hydrogen gas sensor and method of manufacture

Abstract

A sensor for measuring the pressure of hydrogen gas in a nuclear reactor, and method of manufacturing the same. The sensor comprises an elongated tube of hydrogen permeable material which is connected to a pressure transducer through a feedthrough tube which passes through a wall at the boundary of the region in which hydrogen is present. The tube is pressurized and flushed with hydrogen gas at an elevated temperature during the manufacture of the sensor in order to remove all gasses other than hydrogen from the device.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Hinsdale, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867799
Patent Number(s):
5012672
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hydrogen; gas; sensor; method; manufacture; measuring; pressure; nuclear; reactor; manufacturing; comprises; elongated; tube; permeable; material; connected; transducer; feedthrough; passes; wall; boundary; region; pressurized; flushed; elevated; temperature; remove; gasses; device; permeable material; hydrogen gas; nuclear reactor; elevated temperature; pressure transducer; sensor comprises; gas sensor; hydrogen permeable; elongated tube; /73/29/

Citation Formats

McKee, John M. Hydrogen gas sensor and method of manufacture. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
McKee, John M. Hydrogen gas sensor and method of manufacture. United States.
McKee, John M. Tue . "Hydrogen gas sensor and method of manufacture". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867799.
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abstractNote = {A sensor for measuring the pressure of hydrogen gas in a nuclear reactor, and method of manufacturing the same. The sensor comprises an elongated tube of hydrogen permeable material which is connected to a pressure transducer through a feedthrough tube which passes through a wall at the boundary of the region in which hydrogen is present. The tube is pressurized and flushed with hydrogen gas at an elevated temperature during the manufacture of the sensor in order to remove all gasses other than hydrogen from the device.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
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