Accession Number:

AD0293980

Title:

PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT AND TESTS OF A BLAST-CLOSURE VALVE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves
  • Protective Equipment
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE