Accession Number:

AD0702039

Title:

HIGH-EXPLOSIVE FIELD TEST OF HIGH-CAPACITY BLAST VALVE.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Oct 67-Feb 69,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory has developed and tested a series of experimental valves varying in capacity from 700 cfm to 10,000 cfm, with 1 inch of water-flow resistance. A 2,500-cfm valve evolved after a series of tests with the 700-cfm buckling plate valve. Although the configuration of the larger valve differed from its predecessor, the concept remained essentially unchanged. Designed criteria for a high-capacity valve were established after experimental confirmation of the concept. Based upon such criteria, a 10,000-cfm valve, which consisted of four 2,500-cfm valves in a parallel arrangement within the same housing, was designed and fabricated. The valve was field tested in the 100-psi overpressure range at Operation PRAIRIE FLAT in Canada, with excellent results. The valve closed in 15 msec without damage from the external environment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE