Accession Number:

ADA608415

Title:

2.75-Inch Motor Manufacturing Waste Minimization Project

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER INDIAN HEAD DIV MD

Report Date:

2006-06-19

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

All Department of Defense DOD military services use a 2.75-inch rocket system, produced by a conventional batch method that produces large amounts of waste propellant, nitroglycerin, and process water, and are labor intensive. This project sought to demonstrate a lower cost manufacturing process that reduces the amount of waste and pollution generated in the manufacture of the Mk 90 double-base propellant grain used in the Mk 66 2.75-inch rocket system. The new process explored the use of a continuous shear roll mill and twin screw mixerextruder to reduce the propellant scrap, nitroglycerin emissions, and touch labor while increasing safety by utilizing remote control technology.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Rocket Engines
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE