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Title: Apparatus for inspecting piping

Abstract

An inspection rabbit for inspecting piping systems having severe bends therein. The rabbit consists of a flexible, modular body containing a miniaturized eddy current inspection probe, a self-contained power supply for proper operation of the rabbit, an outer surface that allows ease of movement through piping systems and means for transmitting data generated by the inspection device. The body is preferably made of flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tubing or, alternatively, silicone rubber with a shrink wrapping of polytetrafluoroethylene (TEFLON.RTM.). The body is formed to contain the power supply, preferably a plurality of batteries, and a spool of communication wire that connects to a data processing computer external to the piping system.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Martinez, GA
  2. Aiken, SC
  3. Raleigh, NC
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
869792
Patent Number(s):
5398560
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:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; inspecting; piping; inspection; rabbit; systems; severe; bends; therein; consists; flexible; modular; containing; miniaturized; eddy; current; probe; self-contained; power; supply; proper; operation; outer; surface; allows; ease; movement; means; transmitting; data; generated; device; preferably; polyvinyl; chloride; pvc; tubing; alternatively; silicone; rubber; shrink; wrapping; polytetrafluoroethylene; teflon; rtm; formed; contain; plurality; batteries; spool; communication; wire; connects; processing; computer; external; vinyl chloride; piping systems; polyvinyl chloride; eddy current; data processing; outer surface; power supply; silicone rubber; processing computer; transmitting data; current inspection; inspection probe; inspecting piping; bends therein; /73/324/376/

Citation Formats

Zollingger, W Thor, Appel, D Keith, and Park, Larry R. Apparatus for inspecting piping. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Zollingger, W Thor, Appel, D Keith, & Park, Larry R. Apparatus for inspecting piping. United States.
Zollingger, W Thor, Appel, D Keith, and Park, Larry R. Sun . "Apparatus for inspecting piping". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869792.
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title = {Apparatus for inspecting piping},
author = {Zollingger, W Thor and Appel, D Keith and Park, Larry R},
abstractNote = {An inspection rabbit for inspecting piping systems having severe bends therein. The rabbit consists of a flexible, modular body containing a miniaturized eddy current inspection probe, a self-contained power supply for proper operation of the rabbit, an outer surface that allows ease of movement through piping systems and means for transmitting data generated by the inspection device. The body is preferably made of flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tubing or, alternatively, silicone rubber with a shrink wrapping of polytetrafluoroethylene (TEFLON.RTM.). The body is formed to contain the power supply, preferably a plurality of batteries, and a spool of communication wire that connects to a data processing computer external to the piping system.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {1}
}

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