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Title: Leak test adapter for containers

An adapter is provided for facilitating the charging of containers and leak testing penetration areas. The adapter comprises an adapter body and stem which are secured to the container's penetration areas. The container is then pressurized with a tracer gas. Manipulating the adapter stem installs a penetration plug allowing the adapter to be removed and the penetration to be leak tested with a mass spectrometer. Additionally, a method is provided for using the adapter.
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Elizabeth, PA)
  2. (Canonsburg, PA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
Patent Number(s):
US 5548992
Country of Publication:
United States
leak; adapter; containers; provided; facilitating; charging; testing; penetration; comprises; secured; container; pressurized; tracer; gas; manipulating; installs; plug; allowing; removed; tested; mass; spectrometer; additionally; method; tracer gas; mass spectrometer; leak testing; /73/