Patent Number: 6,253,599

Title: Pressure vessel testing fixture

Abstract: Opposing end fittings of a cylindrical tube pressure test fixture uses slanted abutting surfaces between retaining rings and ferrules that securely clamps a tube under high pressure testing. Retaining ring and ferrule friction and applied radial compression induce shear force upon the tube and prevent leaks during pressure testing.

Inventors: Chang; Dick J. (Los Angeles, CA), Valenzuela; Pierre R. (Pico Rivera, CA)

Assignee: The Aerospace Corporation

International Classification: G01N 3/10 (20060101); G01N 3/12 (20060101); G01N 003/10 (); F16L 033/22 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018