Development of a Prototype Military Field Space Heater
Technical rept. Jan 1979-Oct 1982
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA
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This report covers the design, fabrication, test, and evaluation of a prototype field space heater intended as a possible replacement for the M1941 heater. This prototype features a large triple-stage burner obtained from Holland that uses staged combustion to achieve clean burning with diesel fuel. The heater is designed to operate primarily with diesel fuel, but can burn any liquid fuel, and wood or coal when a grateplate is added. The development covers two prototype designs, the prototype 1 unit and the improved prototype 2 heater. The prototype 2 heater achieved the goals outlined at the beginning of the development but may require further design interations to be an acceptable field heater.
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies