Accession Number : ADD017386

Title :   Pyronol Torch.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 9 Sep 93, patented 13 Dec 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hart, George L ; McCluer, Edwin L ; Rozner, Alexander G ; Walton, William R ; Waldron, James C

Report Date : 13 Dec 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A pyrotechnic, molten metal jet torch which employs a loose pyrotechnic starter powder such as (1) magnesium powder, or an intimate mixture of (2) Mg and CuO, (3) Mg and Fe2O3, (4) Mg and Co3O4, (5) Al and CuO, or (6) Al and Fe2O3 powders which are capable of being ignited by a conventional military incendiary grenade fuse and which generated enough heat to ignite pyronol pellets which are pressed from an intimate powder mixture of (1) nickel, (2) metal oxide, (3) a component selected from the group consisting of (a) aluminum and (b) a mixture of at least 50 weight percent aluminum and a metal that is magnesium, zirconium, bismuth, beryllium, boron, or mixtures thereof. jg

Descriptors :   *TORCHES, *PYROTECHNICS, *PATENTS, METALS, MAGNESIUM, POWDERS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, MIXTURES, OXIDES, ALUMINUM, ZIRCONIUM, PELLETS, NICKEL, IGNITION, BERYLLIUM, INCENDIARY AMMUNITION, BORON, JET FLOW, COPPER OXIDES, COBALT, BISMUTH, IRON OXIDES, LIQUID METALS, LITHIUM CHLORINE CELLS, GRENADE FUZES

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE