Accession Number : AD0748246

Title :   Evaluation of Method IId Containers.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE PACKAGING EVALUATION AGENCY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Hincks,John A.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The objective of the project described was to study the water vapor-absorbing potential of three types of desiccants; namely, molecular sieve, silica gel, and clay used in sealed rigid metal containers under actual field storage conditions. Combination mixtures of silica gel with molecular sieve and clay with molecular sieve were also included. The purpose was to develop improved instructions in the packaging of Air Force supplies in sealed metal containers requiring desiccant. The results of these tests indicated that with correct units of desiccant and using a good air pressure leak test procedure for rigid metal containers before subjecting them (with contents) to outdoor weathering, the ambiance in the sealed containers would remain below 30% RH.

Descriptors :   (*DESICCANTS, *TANKS(CONTAINERS)), (*PACKAGING, DESICCANTS), STORAGE, TEST METHODS, LEAKAGE(FLUID), SILICON DIOXIDE, CLAY, SPECIFICATIONS, EFFICIENCY

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE