Accession Number : ADA321096

Title :   EMAA Aerosol Generator Design and Corrosion Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Dec 95,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE

Personal Author(s) : Chang, Weilin P. ; Kibert, Charles J. ; Akers, James ; Vitali, Juan

PDF Url : ADA321096

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The design and development of an aerosol generator utilizing pyrotechnically activated EMAA is subject to two principal requirements; effective total-flooding of the protected area, and safe transfer of thermal energy derived from EMAA combustion. Because EMAA's are ineffective below a threshold airborne concentration the aerosol generator design must limit the potential for trapping excessive amounts of aerosol before it can be released into the protected area. This concern is coupled with designing a reliable system for transferring relatively large amounts of heat from EMAA combustion to both aid in the effectiveness of the aerosol suspension and prevent the possibility of secondary fires. In addition, the corrosivity potential of the various EMAA formulations on different commonly-used metals and metal alloys found in military equipment was tested and evaluated.

Descriptors :   *CORROSION, *AEROSOL GENERATORS, AEROSOLS, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, ALLOYS, COMBUSTION, RELIABILITY, SAFETY, FIRES, TRANSFER, SUSPENSION DEVICES, THERMAL RADIATION, METAL COMPOUNDS.

Subject Categories : Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
      Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE