Gasket with long term sealing capacity

Thomas Geernaert (Inventor), Ben De Pauw (Inventor), Francis Berghmans (Inventor), Hugo Thienpont (Inventor), Jan Mouton (Inventor), Dick Pronk (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

Gasket (G) for sealing an assembly of two tubes (11, 12) each comprising an extremity with a seating surface, the gasket (G) comprising a sealing portion with two opposite faces (21 A, 21 B), each being arranged to contact a respective seating surface, the sealing portion comprising at least a compressible portion (21), characterized in that the gasket (G) comprises an optical fiber (22) comprising a sensing portion at least partially enclosed in the compressible portion (21) and arranged to detect a compression force applied by the tube assembly to the compressible portion (21) via the opposite faces (21 A, 21 B),
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberEP3857100
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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