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A test apparatus and method of its use for evaluating various performance aspects of a piping segment locates a piping segment between two cold boxes. A first cold box conditions test fluid before providing the fluid into the piping segment. The first and second cold boxes both significantly reduce, if not eliminate, any heat transfer from the ends of the piping so that accurate measurements of heat leak rates from the sides of the piping segment may be determined.

Title
Apparatus and method for thermal performance testing of pipelines and piping systems
Application Number
10/185378
Publication Number
6715914 (B1)
Application Date
June 26, 2002
Publication Date
April 6, 2004
Inventor
Stanislaw D Augustynowicz
Titusville
FL, US
Zoltan F Nagy
Titusville
FL, US
James E Fesmire
Titusville
FL, US
Agent
John G Mannix
US
Gary G Borda
US
Randall M Heald
US
Assignee
The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DC, US
IPC
G01N 25/00
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