Accession Number:

AD0632683

Title:

EXPERIMENTS IN DEVELOPING GREEN FLARE FORMULAS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AMMUNITION DEPOT CRANE IN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-09-25

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Eighty green flare producing formulas were mixed and tested for burning time and quality of flame. Burning temperatures measured on twelve formulas containing barium indicate that an energy level associated with a temperature ranging from approximately 1100C to 1355C is required to produce a green color, with the more intense colors being produced at approximately 1300C. Below the above minimum temperature the flames were yellow, above the maximum the colors approached white light. The most promising formulas developed consisted of an efficient three component system containing boron, barium nitrate and polyvinyl chloride. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE