Device for preventing electrically induced fires in gas tubing

  • US 7,821,763 B2
  • Filed: 06/15/2009
  • Issued: 10/26/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/18/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An electrical shunt for gas tubing comprising:

  • (a) connecting means at each end of the gas tubing for coupling the tubing to gas lines and appliances, wherein the connecting means are made of a conductive material that has a higher conductivity than the gas tubing; and

    (b) conducting means for providing direct electrical contact between said connecting means at either end of the gas tubing, wherein the conducting means has a higher conductivity than the gas tubing and carries electrical current between the connecting means in the event of electrical arcing and ground faults, thereby keeping the current off the gas tubing and preventing damage to the tubing.

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