PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT AND TESTS OF A BLAST-CLOSURE VALVE
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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The ventilation systems of shelters providing blast protection must have automatic valves to prevent ingress of damaging pressure waves through the air ducts. This report discusses a 600-cfm blast-actuated closure valve developed for overpressure up to 100 psi. A series of air-flow and blast tests were performed which show that the valve has the potential to satisfy ALL OF THE DESIRABLE CRITERIA BUT REQUIRES FURTHER DEVELOPMENT.
- Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves
- Protective Equipment
- Civil Defense