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1. EP3516361 - MOUNTING DEVICE FOR ACOUSTIC LEAK DETECTION SENSORS

Office
European Patent Office
Application Number 17785066
Application Date 21.09.2017
Publication Number 3516361
Publication Date 31.07.2019
Publication Kind B1
IPC
G01M 3/24
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
MTESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES; TESTING OF STRUCTURES OR APPARATUS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
3Investigating fluid tightness of structures
02by using fluid or vacuum
04by detecting the presence of fluid at the leakage point
24using infrasonic, sonic, or ultrasonic vibrations
CPC
G01M 3/243
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
MTESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES; TESTING OF STRUCTURES OR APPARATUS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
3Investigating fluid-tightness of structures
02by using fluid or vacuum
04by detecting the presence of fluid at the leakage point
24using infrasonic, sonic, or ultrasonic vibrations
243for pipes
F16L 2201/30
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
LPIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
2201Special arrangements for pipe couplings
30Detecting leaks
F16B 21/04
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
BDEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS, WEDGES, JOINTS OR JOINTING
21Means for preventing relative axial movement of a pin, spigot, shaft or the like and a member surrounding it
02Releasable fastening devices locking by rotation
04with bayonet catch
F16B 2/12
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
BDEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS, WEDGES, JOINTS OR JOINTING
2Friction-grip releasable fastenings
02Clamps, i.e. with gripping action effected by positive means other than the inherent resistance to deformation of the material of the fastening
06external, i.e. with contracting action
12using sliding jaws
G01M 3/24
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
MTESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES; TESTING OF STRUCTURES OR APPARATUS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
3Investigating fluid-tightness of structures
02by using fluid or vacuum
04by detecting the presence of fluid at the leakage point
24using infrasonic, sonic, or ultrasonic vibrations
F16L 55/07
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
LPIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
55Devices or appurtenances for use in, or in connection with, pipes or pipe systems
07Arrangement or mounting of devices, e.g. valves, for venting or aerating or draining
Applicants ITRON INC
Inventors SHOWCATALLY SHAWN
BREITENFELDT THOMAS
Designated States
Title
(DE) MONTAGEVORRICHTUNG FÜR AKUSTISCHE LECKDETEKTIONSSENSOREN
(EN) MOUNTING DEVICE FOR ACOUSTIC LEAK DETECTION SENSORS
(FR) DISPOSITIF DE MONTAGE POUR CAPTEURS DE DÉTECTION DE FUITE ACOUSTIQUE
Abstract
(EN) A sensor unit to detect fluid movement and/or leakage from a pipe may be attached to a mounting device that is attached to a pipe by a clamp. The mounting device may be configured to transmit vibrations from the pipe and clamp to the sensor. The sensor unit may be attached to the mount in a manner that may be performed rapidly and without tools, and which results in a connection that is not so tight as to damage the sensor, or so loose as to provide inadequate support. The sensor may be attached by connecting at least a portion of the sensor to at least a portion of the mount, using rotation of a key in a track and a latch to securely hold the sensor in the mounting device.
(FR) La présente invention concerne une unité de capteur de détection de mouvement et/ou de fuite de fluide à partir d'un tuyau pouvant être fixée à un dispositif de montage lui-même fixé à un tuyau par une pince. Le dispositif de montage peut être conçu pour transmettre des vibrations provenant du tuyau et se fixer au capteur. L'unité de capteur peut être fixée à la monture d'une manière pouvant être réalisée rapidement et sans outils, et se traduit par une connexion qui n'est ni étanche au point qu’elle endommage le capteur, ni lâche au point qu’elle fournit un support inadéquat. Le capteur peut être fixé en reliant au moins une partie du capteur à au moins une partie du support, en faisant pivoter une clé dans une piste et un verrou pour maintenir fermement le capteur dans le dispositif de montage.