Accession Number : ADD008302

Title :   Continuous Process for Pelleting Explosive Compositions.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Brumley,Charles D ; Fancher,Alex , Jr ; Lee,Paul L

Report Date : 07 Nov 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Finely divided pellets or granules are formed from a molten explosive composition by a combination of spray chilling and prilling techniques, which comprises atomizing the molten explosive composition in a high velocity stream of an inert gas such as air and allowing the atomized droplets to fall through a tower counter-current to a stream of an inert gas to cool the droplets to form solid pellets. The process is advantageously employed for producing meltable explosive materials, e.g., Composition B, in the form of free flowing spherical pellets of high density and uniform composition. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Explosives, *Pellets, *Manufacturing, Granules, Melting, Atomization, Drops, Cooling, Continuous processing, Inventions

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE