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Title: Nuclear qualified in-containment electrical connectors and method of connecting electrical conductors

Abstract

A nuclear qualified in-containment electrical connection comprises an insulated, sheathed instrument lead having electrical conductors extending from one end thereof to provide two exposed lead wires, a watertight cable having electrical conducting wires therein and extending from one end of the cable to provide two lead wires therefrom, two butt splice connectors each connecting the ends of respective ones of the lead wires from the instrument lead and cable, a length of heat shrinkable plastic tubing positioned over each butt splice connector and an adjacent portion of a respective lead wire from the cable and heat shrunk into position, a length of heat shrinkable plastic tubing on the end portion of the instrument lead adjacent the lead wires therefrom and heat shrunk thereon and a length of outer heat shrinkable plastic tubing extending over the end portion of the instrument lead and the heat shrinkable tubing thereon and over the butt splice connectors and a portion of the cable adjacent the cable lead lines, the outer heat shrinkable tubing being heat shrunk into sealing position on the instrument lead and cable.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Clifton Park, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Knolls Atomic Power Lab. (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867982
Patent Number(s):
5047594
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01R - ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE CONNECTIONS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC12-76SN00052
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
nuclear; qualified; in-containment; electrical; connectors; method; connecting; conductors; connection; comprises; insulated; sheathed; instrument; lead; extending; provide; exposed; wires; watertight; cable; conducting; therein; therefrom; butt; splice; respective; ones; length; heat; shrinkable; plastic; tubing; positioned; connector; adjacent; portion; wire; shrunk; position; thereon; outer; lines; sealing; respective ones; plastic tubing; electrical conducting; nuclear qualified; electrical connector; electrical conductors; electrical connection; electrical conductor; electrical connectors; instrument lead; connection comprises; sealing position; shrinkable tubing; splice connector; qualified in-containment; conductors extending; in-containment electrical; conductors extend; conducting wires; conducting wire; connecting electrical; /174/29/136/156/

Citation Formats

Powell, J G. Nuclear qualified in-containment electrical connectors and method of connecting electrical conductors. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Powell, J G. Nuclear qualified in-containment electrical connectors and method of connecting electrical conductors. United States.
Powell, J G. Tue . "Nuclear qualified in-containment electrical connectors and method of connecting electrical conductors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867982.
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title = {Nuclear qualified in-containment electrical connectors and method of connecting electrical conductors},
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abstractNote = {A nuclear qualified in-containment electrical connection comprises an insulated, sheathed instrument lead having electrical conductors extending from one end thereof to provide two exposed lead wires, a watertight cable having electrical conducting wires therein and extending from one end of the cable to provide two lead wires therefrom, two butt splice connectors each connecting the ends of respective ones of the lead wires from the instrument lead and cable, a length of heat shrinkable plastic tubing positioned over each butt splice connector and an adjacent portion of a respective lead wire from the cable and heat shrunk into position, a length of heat shrinkable plastic tubing on the end portion of the instrument lead adjacent the lead wires therefrom and heat shrunk thereon and a length of outer heat shrinkable plastic tubing extending over the end portion of the instrument lead and the heat shrinkable tubing thereon and over the butt splice connectors and a portion of the cable adjacent the cable lead lines, the outer heat shrinkable tubing being heat shrunk into sealing position on the instrument lead and cable.},
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year = {1991},
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