Accession Number : ADD000935

Title :   Continuous Melt-Pour Process for High Explosives.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Forsten,Irving ; Jablansky,Louis ; Piper,Colin B ; Canavan,John J

Report Date : 22 May 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : In the patent, a method and apparatus are provided for a novel continuous, automated melt-pour process for high explosives, such as TNT, wherein flaked high explosive is continuously introduced into a vessel containing an agitated pool of the molten explosive. This provides a high ratio of heating surface to volume of explosive and the molten explosive is continuously pumped to a remote shell loading station through a heated pipe system. This system is provided with detonation traps which prevent propagation of an explosion.

Descriptors :   *High explosives, *Manufacturing, *Patents, Production control, Melting, Processing equipment

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE