Accession Number:

AD0647352

Title:

EVALUATION OF BROOM FILAMENTS FOR POWERED SWEEPERS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-05-18

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Tests were conducted to determine the most efficient and economical broom filament and brush construction for industrial and street sweepers. The tests included accelerated wear tests of various kinds of filament materials, sweeping efficiency tests of pickup brush and sidebroom filament materials, and efficiency tests of three different types of pickup broom fill. The evaluation is augmented by a survey of the experience of several municipalities. There are many filament materials and many possible diameter sizes and shapes for these filaments. Some of these materials and sizes are excellent for certain sweeping conditions. Some are for specialized work. Others do a fair job over a wide range of conditions. There seems to be no universal filament best for all conditions. A selection guide has been prepared for the filaments evaluated. In general, the dense fill type of pickup broom obtains the best results. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE