Patent Number: 6,884,998

Title: Method and apparatus for determining electrical contact wear

Abstract: A fluorescent trace material is provided within at least a portion of anelectrical contact or interrupter assembly component, or a cavity definedtherein. At least a portion of the fluorescent trace material is exposedor released from the electrical contact or interrupter assembly component,indicating a degree of component wear.

Inventors: Nichols; Bruce (Dallas, TX)


International Classification: G01N 21/84 (20060101); G01T 001/161 ()

Expiration Date: 04/26/2013