Accession Number : ADD004579

Title :   Centrifugal Apparatus and Method for Processing Explosives.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Evans,Robert W

Report Date : 01 Feb 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Primary explosives, e.g. lead azide, dispersed in a liquid medium, e.g. ethanol, are filtered, washed and dried in a novel centrifuge, wherein the rotatable extractor basket has an open bottom, which is closed by peripheral attachment to the large open end of an invertible funnel. The small open end of the funnel is attached to an axial shaft, which can be raised and lowered, whereby said small open end can be held upright to retain the contents in said basket and lowered to invert the funnel to discharge the dried free-flowing explosive particles by gravity through said small open end. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Explosives, *Centrifuge separation, *Centrifuges, Lead azides, Ethanols, Slurries, Dry materials, Processing

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE