Accession Number:

ADD015964

Title:

Shield Ground Adapter for Kickpipes and Stuffing Tubes.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 13 Jun 91, patented 17 Aug 93,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-08-17

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A shielded cable passes through a kickpipe in a structural plate member, such as the deck of a ship. The kickpipe has a necked-down portion designed to receive the cable at a point where the cable shielding has been exposed. Axially compressible radially expandable iris, or toroidal, springs are engaged by an adapter nut threadably received inside the kickpipe to create a low impedance ground connection from the cable shielding to the deck. The adapter nut has a cavity for receiving a packing material and a gland nut is received in the adapter cavity to seal the ground connection from the environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE