Accession Number : AD0780926

Title :   Continuous Vaporization of Liquid Fluorine during Test Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 69-Mar 74,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bluhm,Steven A.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A liquid fluorine system capable of continuous vaporization was designed and installed at the AFRPL to support continuous wave chemical laser experiments. Using a modified commercial vaporizer, the system vaporized liquid fluorine during eight chemical laser tests with no malfunctions. The nominal operating parameters were 550 psig, 40 grams/sec, and 20 minutes duration. Based upon experience with this system, liquid fluorine can be vaporized continuously in a safe, efficient and environmentally-sound manner. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Vaporization, *Chemical lasers, *Gas generating systems, Liquefied gases, Fluorine

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE