Accession Number : ADD000144

Title :   Calcium Hydride Gas Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Geres,Robert J

Report Date : 22 Jan 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The patent describes a differential area gas operated hydraulic pump which is used in a bootstrap mode to pump water into a reaction chamber. Water is pumped into the reaction chamber until the level reaches a quantity of calcium hydride (CaH2) and reacts to produce just enough gas to exceed the operating pressure, whereupon the pump will stall. No further hydrolysis takes place until the chamber pressure is relieved at which time the pump again operates to raise the water level into contact with unreacted CaH2.

Descriptors :   *Gas generating systems, *Calcium hydrides, *Patents, Water, Pumping, Hydraulic pressure pumps

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE