Accession Number:

ADA112329

Title:

Dehumidified Air for Drying Single-Base Propellant

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 1979-Aug 1981

Corporate Author:

HERCULES INC RADFORD VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this project was to reduce the present expenditure of thermal energy during the drying of single-base propellant by using dehumidified heated air as the drying medium. Results of this study show that the use of dehumidified air for drying single-base propellant is neither cost nor energy efficient. However, the study does show that the installation of a plate type air-to-air heat exchanger between the exhaust and intake air streams will effect an annual energy savings of 679,000 kg 1,498,000 lb of stream for a cost savings of approximately 6,400 per air dry unityear.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Machinery and Tools
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE