Accession Number : ADD014312

Title :   Hot Air Heat Gun.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 23 Oct 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Poston, Terry L

Report Date : 23 Oct 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The invention relates generally to the art of self-contained heating devices and in particular to portable heating devices employing chemical reaction to produce heat. Currently, hand-held heat sources, capable of producing heat at a sufficiently high temperature to activate heat-shrink material, rely on either the combustion of flammable material or electrical power to provide energy for generating the required heat. An object of the present invention is to provide a portable device capable of providing sufficient heat to shrink heat-shrinkable tubing. A further object of the invention is to provide a non-flammable heat source suitable for use in the presence of explosive atmospheres. Still another object of the invention is to provide a portable hand-held device for generating heat which can be directed to a specific location on a work surface. Patent applications. (JES)

Descriptors :   *AIR HEATERS, *EXOTHERMIC REACTIONS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, ATMOSPHERES, COMBUSTION, EXPLOSIVES, HAND HELD, HEAT, HEATING, HIGH TEMPERATURE, FIRE SAFETY, MATERIALS, MANPORTABLE EQUIPMENT, POSITION(LOCATION), SELF CONTAINED, SOURCES, SURFACES

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE