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Title: Ceramic pressure housing with metal endcaps

A housing is disclosed for the containment of instrumentation in a high pressure fluid environment that consists of a metallic endcap and ceramic cylinder bonded together. The improvement comprises a structure which results in the improved sealing of said housing as the fluid pressure increases. The cylindrical ceramic tube and endcap are dimensioned such that mechanical failure does not occur when exposed to the desired external operating pressures which includes up to 36,000 feet of water. The housing is designed to withstand the external operating pressures without being subject to mechanical failure or excessive deformation which results in the loss of pressure housing integrity via cracking or deformation of the ceramic tube, deformation of the endcap, or from failure of the bonding agent. 9 figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
87732
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States) PTO; SCA: 440000; PA: EDB-95:119637; SN: 95001431112
Patent Number(s):
US 5,427,268/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-078,363
Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 27 Jun 1995
Research Org:
Battelle Memorial Institute
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; CONTAINERS; DESIGN; PRESSURE DEPENDENCE; CLOSURES; CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION; FAILURES

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