Accession Number:

ADD007214

Title:

Nontoxic Smoke Generator.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-04-04

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A nontoxic smoke generator for simulating the smoke of a fire. The nontoxic smoke generator comprises a cylindrical housing, a vaporization chamber mounted within the cylindrical housing, a preheating coil wound around the periphery of the cylindrical housing for preheating a liquid, and a nozzle connected to one end of the preheating coil for spraying the liquid against the inner surface of the vaporization chamber. Compressed air which is heated by a pair of heater elements is then fed to the nontoxic smoke generator and circulated around the periphery of the vaporization chamber in a helical pattern so as to provide a maximum rate of heat transfer to the vaporization chamber. This, in turn, vaporizes the liquid so as to produce a nontoxic smoke. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE