Accession Number:

ADD007009

Title:

Control Manifold.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A manifold controls the venting of pressurized gas from an ordnance launcher. A manifold block is provided with a number of passageways which communicate with a pair of recesses machined in the block. A high pressure gas valve is disposed in one of the recesses while a venting valve is rotatably positioned in the other recess. Ports are included in both of the valves so that when they are rotated a venting sequence of the launcher is effected. A specifically configured handle is secured to each of the valves and a spring biased pawl engages a number of teeth on the venting valve handle to allow only one direction of rotation. The configurations of the handles, the ratchet and pawl ensure a pre-established venting sequence and readying of the launcher for another shot. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE