Accession Number : AD0431163


Title :   METHOD OF HEATING FOODS DURING AEROSPACE FLIGHT,


Corporate Author : GENERAL AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION CORP NILES ILL


Personal Author(s) : Nuccio,P P ; Lis,S J


Report Date : Dec 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : A feasibility study of methods for heating foods during aerospace flight has shown that electrical resistance heating is the most effective technique. An internal heating probe is more efficient than external heating, but special food containers are required. A full-scale engineering model of an external heating food warmer, capable of heating available food containers, was designed, fabricated, and evaluated. This model has three separately controlled stations for mounting flexible heaters that are wrapped around the container to be heated. The system occupies a volume less than 288 cubic inches and weighs less than 4 pounds, when provided with six heater assemblies. Laboratory tests verified that the system meets the require ments specified, and it can heat a 6-ounce can of ham and eggs from 75 F to 160 F with less than 14 watt-hours of energy. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SPACE FLIGHT , HEATING , FOOD , CONTAINERS , SPACE FLIGHT , TEST METHODS , MODELS , WEIGHT , FEASIBILITY STUDIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE