Color-Changing Sensors for Detecting the Presence of Hypergolic Fuels

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-15456
Published January 01, 2013 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Hypergolic fuel sensors were designed to incorporate novel chemo chromic pigments into substrates for use in various methods of leak detection. There are several embodiments to this invention that would provide specific visual indication of hypergols used during and after transfer. The ability to incorporate these pigments into various polymer matrices provides a unique opportunity to manufacture nearly any type of sensor shape that is required. The vibrant color change from yellow to black instantaneously shows the worker the presence of hypergols in the area, providing the worker the ability to immediately evacuate the area.