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Test rig and particulate deposit and cleaning evaluation processes using the same

United States Patent

July 23, 2002
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A rig and test program for determining the amount, if any, of contamination that will collect in the passages of a fluid flow system, such as a power plant fluid delivery system to equipment assemblies or sub-assemblies, and for establishing methods and processes for removing contamination therefrom. In the presently proposed embodiment, the rig and test programs are adapted in particular to utilize a high-pressure, high-volume water flush to remove contamination from substantially the entire fluid delivery system, both the quantity of contamination and as disposed or deposited within the system.
Schroder; Mark Stewart (Hendersonville, NC), Woodmansee; Donald Ernest (Schenectady, NY), Beadie; Douglas Frank (Greer, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
09/ 675,655
September 29, 2000
This invention was made with Government support under Government contract No. DE-FC21-95-MC31176 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.