Accession Number:

ADA064108

Title:

Recovery of Waste Heat from Propellant Forced-Air Dry House

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 1976-Apr 1978

Corporate Author:

GRUMMAN AEROSPACE CORP BETHPAGE NY

Report Date:

1978-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

This report describes the design, installation, and test evaluation of a heat pipe heat exchanger for a multi-base propellant forced-air dry house for the purpose of recovering heat from the hot air exhausted to the atmosphere during a typical drying operation. Detailed descriptions of the special safety and operating features of the recovery unit are also presented. Evaluation of the unit showed that approximately 62 of the energy used to dry multi-base propellants can be saved by the heat recovery technique employed. Energycost saving projections are based upon the installation of similar recovery units at a major Army propellant manufacturing facility such Radford Army Ammunition Plant.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE