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Title: Aging gauge

Abstract

An aging gauge comprising a container having a fixed or a variable sized t opening with a cap which can be opened to control the sublimation rate of a thermally sublimational material contained within the container. In use, the aging gauge is stored with an item to determine total heat the item is subjected to and also the maximum temperature to which the item has been exposed. The aging gauge container contains a thermally sublimational material such as naphthalene or similar material which has a low sublimation rate over the temperature range from about 70.degree. F. to about 160.degree. F. The aging products determined by analyses of a like item aged along with the aging gauge for which the sublimation amount is determined is employed to establish a calibration curve for future aging evaluation. The aging gauge is provided with a means for determining the maximum temperature exposure (i.e., a thermally indicating material which gives an irreversible color change, Thermocolor pigment). Because of the relationship of doubling reaction rates for increases of 10.degree. C., equivalency of item used in accelerated aging evaluation can be obtained by referring to a calibration curve depicting storage temperature on the abscissa scale and multipliermore » on the ordinate scale.« less

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Huntsville, AL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
OSTI Identifier:
875232
Patent Number(s):
H630
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Secretary of Army (Washington, DC) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
aging; gauge; comprising; container; fixed; variable; sized; cap; control; sublimation; rate; thermally; sublimational; material; contained; stored; item; determine; total; heat; subjected; maximum; temperature; exposed; contains; naphthalene; similar; range; 70; degree; 160; products; determined; analyses; aged; amount; employed; establish; calibration; curve; future; evaluation; provided; means; determining; exposure; indicating; irreversible; color; change; thermocolor; pigment; relationship; doubling; reaction; rates; increases; 10; equivalency; accelerated; obtained; referring; depicting; storage; abscissa; scale; multiplier; ordinate; aging gauge; color change; calibration curve; similar material; reaction rate; temperature range; maximum temperature; reaction rates; material contained; total heat; gauge comprising; variable size; /374/252/

Citation Formats

Betts, Robert E., and Crawford, John F. Aging gauge. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Betts, Robert E., & Crawford, John F. Aging gauge. United States.
Betts, Robert E., and Crawford, John F. Sun . "Aging gauge". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875232.
@article{osti_875232,
title = {Aging gauge},
author = {Betts, Robert E. and Crawford, John F.},
abstractNote = {An aging gauge comprising a container having a fixed or a variable sized t opening with a cap which can be opened to control the sublimation rate of a thermally sublimational material contained within the container. In use, the aging gauge is stored with an item to determine total heat the item is subjected to and also the maximum temperature to which the item has been exposed. The aging gauge container contains a thermally sublimational material such as naphthalene or similar material which has a low sublimation rate over the temperature range from about 70.degree. F. to about 160.degree. F. The aging products determined by analyses of a like item aged along with the aging gauge for which the sublimation amount is determined is employed to establish a calibration curve for future aging evaluation. The aging gauge is provided with a means for determining the maximum temperature exposure (i.e., a thermally indicating material which gives an irreversible color change, Thermocolor pigment). Because of the relationship of doubling reaction rates for increases of 10.degree. C., equivalency of item used in accelerated aging evaluation can be obtained by referring to a calibration curve depicting storage temperature on the abscissa scale and multiplier on the ordinate scale.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}

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