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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/464534.pdf


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