Accession Number : ADD008262

Title :   Vacuum Blast Adapter for Bombs.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gilmore, R L

Report Date : 22 Dec 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The invention is concerned with providing a vacuum blast adapter for removing corrosion from the nose and tail wells of general purpose bombs and the like. The device includes a cylindrical member fabricated of metal with one open end having a rubber gasket seal for engaging the outer surface of bomb and one closed end of plexiglass with a small central opening to receive an air gun and abrasive supply line. The wall fo the cylindrical member includes a viewing window in its top surface and a collection sump with a vacuum line attached thereto in its bottom surface. The cylindrical member with the various lines attached is supported by an overhead spring suspension system which moves along tracks to facilitate the movement of the apparatus to successive, aligned workpieces. Accordingly, it is an object of the invention to provide a vacuum blasting adapter for removing corrosion from general purpose bomb booster wells wherein the adapter is sealed onto the bombs by the vacuum in the system. Another object of the invention is to provide a vacuum blasting adapter for the removal of corrosion from the booster wells of general purpose bombs wherein there is no escape of silicon dust into the atmosphere and, consequently, no loss of abrasive material.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ABRASIVE BLASTING, GENERAL PURPOSE BOMBS, BOMB COMPONENTS, VACUUM APPARATUS, ADAPTERS, CORROSION, AIR BREATHING, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE