Accession Number : AD0889175

Title :   Pelletized Nitrocellulose Drying Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE STATION INDIAN HEAD MD

Personal Author(s) : Geist, J. E.

Report Date : 05 OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : All known commercial dryers and all drying principles were investigated for application to the drying of pelletized nitrocellulose. The principle used by the Wyssmont Turbo-Dryer was the only one found suitable. A demonstration setup provided design criteria for a 100-pound-per-hour-capacity dryer. This dryer appears to have excellent potential for drying HMX, RDX, and certain casting powders.

Descriptors :   (*NITROCELLULOSE, DRYING), EFFICIENCY, RDX, HMX, PROCESSING, HANDLING, SAFETY, COSTS.

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE