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Title: Assembly and method for testing the integrity of stuffing tubes

Abstract

A stuffing tube integrity checking assembly includes first and second annular seals, with each seal adapted to be positioned about a stuffing tube penetration component. An annular inflation bladder is provided, the bladder having a slot extending longitudinally therealong and including a separator for sealing the slot. A first valve is in fluid communication with the bladder for introducing pressurized fluid to the space defined by the bladder when mounted about the tube. First and second releasible clamps are provided. Each clamp assembly is positioned about the bladder for securing the bladder to one of the seals for thereby establishing a fluid-tight chamber about the tube.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Burnt Hills, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
871117
Patent Number(s):
5661230
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AB01-95GC20394
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
assembly; method; testing; integrity; stuffing; tubes; tube; checking; annular; seals; seal; adapted; positioned; penetration; component; inflation; bladder; provided; slot; extending; longitudinally; therealong; including; separator; sealing; valve; fluid; communication; introducing; pressurized; space; defined; mounted; releasible; clamps; clamp; securing; establishing; fluid-tight; chamber; space defined; extending longitudinally; fluid communication; pressurized fluid; annular seal; lamp assembly; stuffing tube; tight chamber; introducing pressurized; /73/

Citation Formats

Morrison, Edward Francis. Assembly and method for testing the integrity of stuffing tubes. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Morrison, Edward Francis. Assembly and method for testing the integrity of stuffing tubes. United States.
Morrison, Edward Francis. Wed . "Assembly and method for testing the integrity of stuffing tubes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871117.
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abstractNote = {A stuffing tube integrity checking assembly includes first and second annular seals, with each seal adapted to be positioned about a stuffing tube penetration component. An annular inflation bladder is provided, the bladder having a slot extending longitudinally therealong and including a separator for sealing the slot. A first valve is in fluid communication with the bladder for introducing pressurized fluid to the space defined by the bladder when mounted about the tube. First and second releasible clamps are provided. Each clamp assembly is positioned about the bladder for securing the bladder to one of the seals for thereby establishing a fluid-tight chamber about the tube.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
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