Concept Development for Detection of Leaks in WP Munitions (Dry Process)
Technical rept. Apr-Jun 1975
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO BAY SAINT LOUIS MS ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE SERVICES LAB
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Existing methods of leak detection were reviewed to determine their applicability to detect leaks in selected white phosphorus munitions immediately following production line filling and the relatability to the existing oven test method. Heated anode halogen detector, electron capture sulfur hexafluoride detector, infrared absorption carbon dioxide, and mass spectrometer helium detector were found to have the needed sensitivity and ability for fully automated monitoring. Compatibility tests of dichlorodifluoro methane and sulfur hexafluoride with liquid white phosphorus indicated no reaction between these tracer gases and the WP.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods