Accession Number : ADD007214

Title :   Nontoxic Smoke Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Swiatosz,Edmund

Report Date : 04 Apr 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A nontoxic smoke generator for simulating the smoke of a fire. The nontoxic smoke generator comprises a cylindrical housing, a vaporization chamber mounted within the cylindrical housing, a preheating coil wound around the periphery of the cylindrical housing for preheating a liquid, and a nozzle connected to one end of the preheating coil for spraying the liquid against the inner surface of the vaporization chamber. Compressed air which is heated by a pair of heater elements is then fed to the nontoxic smoke generator and circulated around the periphery of the vaporization chamber in a helical pattern so as to provide a maximum rate of heat transfer to the vaporization chamber. This, in turn, vaporizes the liquid so as to produce a nontoxic smoke. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Smoke generators, *Steam, *Vaporization, *Heat transfer, Inventions, Liquids, Organic compounds, Nozzles, Training devices, Toxicity, Simulation, Cylindrical bodies, Housings

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE