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Title:
APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MEASURING DEPOSITS INSIDE A TUBE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2010/148487
Kind Code:
A8
Abstract:
The present invention provides a probe apparatus and an associated method for measuring a magnetite deposit thickness, which apparatus and method is independent of the porosity and magnetic permeability of the magnetite deposit. The probe apparatus of this invention is an axial scanning and inside surface-following probe that can accurately and reliably measure the inside diameter of a tube. The probe apparatus of the present invention optionally comprises two modules: the first module is the surface-following module and the second module is a conventional eddy current probe.

Inventors:
LAKHAN, Richard (391 Herbert Street, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 2Y6, CA)
LEPINE, Brian (99 Bilsborrow Trail, Petawawa, Ontario K8H 2W8, CA)
RENAUD, Joseph (Leader Road, Chalk River, Ontario K0J 1J0, CA)
DAVEY, Laurie (53 Townline Road, Chalk River, Ontario K0J 1J0, CA)
Application Number:
CA2010/000942
Publication Date:
December 29, 2010
Filing Date:
June 25, 2010
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Assignee:
ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED (2251 Speakman Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5K 1B2, CA)
LAKHAN, Richard (391 Herbert Street, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 2Y6, CA)
LEPINE, Brian (99 Bilsborrow Trail, Petawawa, Ontario K8H 2W8, CA)
RENAUD, Joseph (Leader Road, Chalk River, Ontario K0J 1J0, CA)
DAVEY, Laurie (53 Townline Road, Chalk River, Ontario K0J 1J0, CA)
International Classes:
G01N27/90; F22B17/16; F22B37/10; F28F13/18; G01B7/06; G01N27/82; G21C17/017
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
OSLER, HOSKIN & HARCOURT LLP (Suite 1900, 340 Albert StreetOttawa, Ontario K1R 7Y6, CA)
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