Accession Number : ADD007847

Title :   Portable Diver Heat Generating System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sergev,Sergius S ; Black,Stanley A ; Jenkins,James F

Report Date : 23 Sep 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Supercorroding magnesium alloys that react rapidly and predictably with seawater to produce heat and hydrogen gas. The alloys are formed by a meachnical process that bonds magnesium and noble metal powder particles together. The alloy powders can be sintered to form barstock, etc., suitable for self-contained corroding links.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Heat, *Heat engines, *Portable equipment, *Magnesium alloys, *Sea water, *Gas generating systems, *Hydrogen, Galvanic corrosion, Powder metals, Heat of reaction, Exothermic reactions, Sintering, Rates, Plates, Surface chemistry, Electrodes, Electrical resistance, Output, Power supplies, Mechanical properties, Electrolytic cells, Joining, Diver equipment

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE