Accession Number : AD0464534
Title : INDUSTRIAL PREPAREDNESS MEASURE: STUDY OF IMPROVED METHODS OF DRYING CASTING POWDER
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL PROPELLANT PLANT INDIAN HEAD MD
Personal Author(s) : Geist, Joseph E
Report Date : 25 Mar 1965
Pagination or Media Count : 143
Abstract : Four methods of drying casting powder were studied, namely 'sweetie' barrel, bed drying, Roto-louvre, and dielectric. Of the methods studied, the dielectric drying offers the most advantages in regard to safety, adaptability to remote and continuous processing, drying time, and operating cost. Estimated annual savings of $178,260 may be obtained by using dielectric drying in place of the present dryhouse method.
Descriptors : *EXPLOSIVES , *INDUSTRIAL PREPAREDNESS , OPTIMIZATION , INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION , PROPELLANTS , EVAPORATION , MOISTURE , GELS , ALCOHOLS , DESICCANTS , DEHYDRATION , DRYING APPARATUS , VAPOR PRESSURE , HANDLING , ETHERS , WATER , PROCESSING
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE