Accession Number : ADA216202

Title :   Replacement Study for M3A4 Smoke Generator Asbestos Gaskets.

Descriptive Note : Contractor rept. Aug 86-Jun 87,

Corporate Author : AAI CORP HUNT VALLEY MD

Personal Author(s) : Dunn, Kenneth J., Jr. ; Wales, Dawn

Report Date : OCT 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : This document presents a gasket replacement study performed by AAI Corporation for the U.S. Army Chemical Research, Development and Engineering Center. The new gaskets will replace those currently used in the M3A3 Smoke Generator. In accordance with Delivery Order 0002, AAI performed the following tasks: (1) Conducted a literature and industry search for new gasket material, (2) Selected and procured four of the most promising replacement materials, (3) Tested gaskets fabricated from these materials using a GFE M3A3 Smoke Generator, and (4) Recommended final replacement gaskets based on cost, chemical and temperature resistance, and test performance. (rrh)

Descriptors :   *GASKETS, *SMOKE GENERATORS, ARMY RESEARCH, CHEMICAL ATTACK(DEGRADATION), COSTS, MATERIALS, REPLACEMENT, RESISTANCE, SEARCHING, TEST AND EVALUATION, THERMAL RESISTANCE, ASBESTOS.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Pyrotechnics
      Adhesives, Seals and Binders

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE