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Electrical Detector for Liquid Lithium Leaks Around Demountable Pipe Joints

This system is designed to detect leaks of liquid lithium from around demountable pipe joints. Demountable pipe joints such as vacuum fittings are likely spots for a leak in any system transporting fluids. Since liquid lithium reacts with air, water, concrete and other common materials, it is important to quickly detect a leak. The system will partially contain the leak and is designed to help the lithium cool down and solidify, thereby lowering reactivity. The leak detector system supports multiple channels, with a digital output for each channel.


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