Accession Number : ADD000973

Title :   Electrostatic Spark Ignition Sensitivity Test Apparatus and Method.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Chovanec,John J ; Hildebrant,Floyd J

Report Date : 18 Sep 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An object of the patent is to provide a means of comparing the relative electrostatic spark ignition sensitivity of different materials. Another object is to provide a method for measuring electrostatic spark ignition sensitivity wherein the accuracy of measurement will not be affected by varying conditions of relative humidity and barometric presure. Yet another object is to provide a means for obtaining a visual display of an electrostatic capacitor discharge current as a function of time through a combustible or explosive test sample.

Descriptors :   *Spark ignition, *Patents, Test equipment, Test methods, Sensitivity, Electrostatics, Materials

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE