Accession Number:

ADA091527

Title:

MK 18 MOD O Explosive Actuator Design Modification.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

HTL/ENERGY SYSTEMS CHANDLER AZ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-07-17

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The MK 18 MOD O Explosive Actuator has included seal configurations designed to be soldered to provide a hermetic seal at both the input and output ends. This requires strict process controls in preparation of the components for soldering, and of the soldering operation. To reduce unit cost and improve producibility HTLEnergy Systems modified the design to incorporate welded stainless steel discs over both ends. This eliminated processing operations and significantly reduced the cost of the input closure by replacing a machined component with a stamped disc. An initial group of twenty 20 inert units was produced for destructive evaluation at NSWC of the weld joints attaching the closure discs. These evaluations yielded satisfactory results.

Subject Categories:

  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE