Accession Number : AD0437759


Title :   DETECTION TECHNIQUES FOR HAZARDOUS VAPORS OF ELEMENTAL PROPELLANTS.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May-31 Dec 62,


Corporate Author : PARAMETRICS INC WALTHAM MASS


Personal Author(s) : Chleck,D ; Cucchiara,O ; Donaghue,T


Report Date : Mar 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 127


Abstract : It is the objective of this report to determine various detection techniques for hazardous vapors of elemental propellants; viz., fluorine and hydrogen. These techniques must be capable of determining the TLV of fluorine and the LEL of hydrogen under field conditions. The other major criteria on which the evaluation was based is that final instrumentation must be simple, have maximum ruggedness, and have the capability of detecting all desired constituents. Three detection systems for fluorine were investigated that meet the requirements of sensitivity, simplicity and ruggedness. These are fluorescent quenching, clathrate and chemiluminescence. Instrumental development is virtually completed on these techniques. (Author)


Descriptors :   *VAPORS , *FLUORINE , *HYDROGEN , *OXIDIZERS , HAZARDS , ROCKET PROPELLANTS , CHEMICAL ANALYSIS , CHEMICAL ANALYSIS , HAZARDS , TEST METHODS , LUMINESCENCE , QUENCHING(INHIBITION) , FLUORESCENCE , KRYPTON , SENSITIVITY , RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES , COPPER COMPOUNDS , PLATINUM COMPOUNDS , MOLYBDENUM COMPOUNDS , DIOXIDES , DYES , GELS , SILICON COMPOUNDS , TEST EQUIPMENT , OXIDES


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