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Wrapped Wire Detects Rupture Of Pressure Vessel
Author and Affiliation:
Hunt, James B.(Rockwell International Corp.)
Abstract: Simple, inexpensive technique helps protect against damage caused by continuing operation of equipment after rupture or burnout of pressure vessel. Wire wrapped over area on outside of vessel where breakthrough most likely. If wall breaks or burns, so does wire. Current passing through wire ceases, triggering cutoff mechanism stopping flow in vessel to prevent further damage. Applied in other situations in which pipes or vessels fail due to overpressure, overheating, or corrosion.
Publication Date: Apr 01, 1990
Document ID:
19900000179
(Acquired Nov 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 90B10179
Subject Category: MACHINERY
Report/Patent Number: MSC-21449
Document Type: NASA Tech Brief
Publication Information: NASA Tech Briefs (ISSN 0145-319X); 14; 4; P. 66
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: PRESSURE VESSELS; RUPTURING; WIRE
Availability Source: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV
Availability Notes: Additional information available through: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV 26003, (Tel: 1-800-678-6882).
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