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Title: Hazardous fluid leak detector

A device or system for monitoring for the presence of leaks from a hazardous fluid is disclosed which uses two electrodes immersed in deionized water. A gas is passed through an enclosed space in which a hazardous fluid is contained. Any fumes, vapors, etc. escaping from the containment of the hazardous fluid in the enclosed space are entrained in the gas passing through the enclosed space and transported to a closed vessel containing deionized water and two electrodes partially immersed in the deionized water. The electrodes are connected in series with a power source and a signal, whereby when a sufficient number of ions enter the water from the gas being bubbled through it (indicative of a leak), the water will begin to conduct, thereby allowing current to flow through the water from one electrode to the other electrode to complete the circuit and activate the signal.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. (Las Vegas, NV)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870419
Report Number(s):
US 5517181
DOE Contract Number:
AC08-88NV10617
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
EG & G ENERGY MEASUREMENTS INC
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hazardous; fluid; leak; detector; device; monitoring; presence; leaks; hazardous; fluid; disclosed; electrodes; immersed; deionized; water; gas; passed; enclosed; space; hazardous; fluid; contained; fumes; vapors; etc; escaping; containment; hazardous; fluid; enclosed; space; entrained; gas; passing; enclosed; space; transported; closed; vessel; containing; deionized; water; electrodes; partially; immersed; deionized; water; electrodes; connected; series; power; source; signal; whereby; sufficient; enter; water; gas; bubbled; indicative; leak; water; begin; conduct; allowing; current; flow; water; electrode; electrode; complete; circuit; activate; signal; gas passing; power source; vessel containing; deionized water; deionized water; deionized water; leak detector; partially immersed; hazardous fluid; hazardous fluid; hazardous fluid; hazardous fluid; enclosed space; enclosed space; enclosed space; electrodes immersed /340/204/324/