Accession Number : ADD003201

Title :   Method for Reclaiming and Recycling Plastic Bonded Energetic Material.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Falterman,Charles W ; Menz,Fred ; Silver,Wallace E ; Wiggins,Pearsie S

Report Date : 13 Jul 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The patent relates to a method whereby the plastic bonded explosive in obsolete or otherwise rejected warheads is explosively shocked out of the warheads so that materials from which the explosive is made can be recycled. The process involves placing detonating cord in a cavity left by the removal of the warhead's safe and arm mechanism and/or communications hole, pouring water into the cavity around the detonating cord and detonating the detonating cord.

Descriptors :   *Plastic bonded explosives, *Reclamation, *Patents, Warheads, Detonating cord, Safety and arming(Ordnance), Removal, Cavities

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE