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Universal penetration test apparatus with fluid penetration sensor

United States Patent

5,866,801
February 2, 1999
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A universal penetration test apparatus for measuring resistance of a material to a challenge fluid. The apparatus includes a pad saturated with the challenge fluid. The apparatus includes a compression assembly for compressing the material between the pad and a compression member. The apparatus also includes a sensor mechanism for automatically detecting when the challenge fluid penetrates the material.
Johnson; Phillip W. (Rochester, MN), Stampfer; Joseph F. (Santa Fe, NM), Bradley; Orvil D. (Santa Fe, NM)
Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
08/ 664,533
June 17, 1996
This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.