Accession Number : ADA017519

Title :   Process Improvement for Automated Loading of Propellant Flash Reducers; Preliminary Design Concepts.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 11 Sep 74-26 Feb 75,

Corporate Author : FMC CORP SANTA CLARA CALIF ENGINEERED SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Slemmons,Arthur J.

Report Date : MAR 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 209

Abstract : FMC engineers generated 6 alternate concepts for process improvements for automated loading of propellant flash reducers for 155 mm and 8-inch ammunition modeled the critical processes, evaluated the concepts, and demonstrated their feasibility to Picatinny Arsenal personnel. The Contracting Officer approved one concept, which FMC developed into a detailed engineering concept layout. FMC recommends further work to complete the development.

Descriptors :   *Ammunition components, *Flashless propellants, *Production control, Automation, Machines, Potassium compounds, Nitrates, Processing equipment

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE