Accession Number : ADD004692

Title :   Containment and Release Device for Fluids.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Carignan,D J

Report Date : 03 Jan 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A dispenser retains a hermetically sealed metal canister which holds a pyrophoric fluid, radar chaff, other electronic countermeasure materials or a combination thereof for ejection from an aircraft. Several openings in the canister are sealed with Pyrofuze foil material closures and a Pyrofuze wire braid is connected from each closure to a Pyrofuze delay braid. When a gas producing squib on the dispenser is fired, the canister is forced from the dispenser and the Pyrofuze delay braid is ignited by the flame front from the squib. The delay braid then ignites the Pyrofuze wire braid which burns to each of the closures causing them to burn away thereby releasing and igniting the pryophoric material from the canister. A safety tab on one corner of the canister protects the delay braid and prevents ignition until the canister is ejected from the dispenser. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Canisters, *Pyrophoric materials, *Release mechanisms, Ejection, Aircraft equipment, Dispensers, Hermetic seals, Radar, Chaff dispensers, Electronic countermeasures, Fuzes(Ordnance), Wire, Delay circuits

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE