Accession Number : ADD010926

Title :   Pyrotechnic Composition for Cutting Torch.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Kennedy,K L ; Proctor,P W ; Dow,R L

Report Date : 21 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The invention pertains generally to ordnance disposal and in particular to pyrotechnic torches for burning out dudded munitions. It is, an object of the present invention to reduce firing shock of pyrotechnic torches. Another object of this invention is to solvent process an energetic composition to produce a charge for a pyrotechnic torch. Another object is to decrease the cost of pyrotechnic torches while increasing their reliability and shelf life. A further object of this invention is to provide an pyrotechnic torch which ignities easily but is not susceptible to accidental ignition. A still further object of this invention is to provide a pyrotechnic composition which can be stored in a humid atmosphere for a long period of time and can be used reliably under water. These and other objects are achieved by ferric oxide and aluminum powder in a compatable, soluble, fluoroelastomer binder having certain reaction characteristics.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Pyrotechnics, *Torches, *Explosive ordnance disposal, Formulations, Cutting, Ammunition cases, Combustion, Energetic properties, Aluminum, Copolymers, Polyvinylidenes, Fluoropolymers, Propenes, Iron oxides, Elastomers, Binders, Ignition

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE