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Practical acoustic thermometry.

de Podesta, M (2014) Practical acoustic thermometry. Nucl. Eng. Int., 59 (715). pp. 26-29.

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Temperature measurement is important to a greater or lesser extent in any engineering endeavour. In a power station using steam-turbines to generate electricity, accurate temperature measurement is critical in optimising plant operation. In a nuclear power station measurement of temperature is just as critical, but in irradiated areas the measurement is complicated by the fact that all conventional temperature sensors mis-read substantially when exposed to radiation. It would be a considerable benefit to have a thermometer that could be relied upon to read correctly even after millions of grays of irradiation.
In this article I will describe a Practical Acoustic Thermometer (PAT) which could potentially fulfil this task.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Practical Acoustic Thermometery, Thermometry
Subjects: Engineering Measurements
Engineering Measurements > Thermal
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:14
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/6130

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