INCENDIARY DEVICES FOR THE IN-SITU COMBUSTION OF CRUDE OIL SLICKS

Authors
  1. Twardawa, P.A.
  2. Couture, G.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
The report summarizes the development of incendiary devices for the in-situ combustion of confined crude oil slicks in a remote environment. Several design paramters characterising a suitable incendiary device for this purpose are discussed, both in qualitative and quantitative terms. Three prototype incendiary devices are described in detail, with particular attention being given to the processing and testing of the pour-castable incendiary compositions employed in these devices. These compositions are based on an ammonium perchlorate oxidizer, a metal powder fuel, and a polymeric binder. A comprehensive testing program of the prototype designs is reported, leading to the selection of the peripheral-burning design as the most promising candidate.
Report Number
DREV-4282/83 —
Date of publication
15 Jan 1983
Number of Pages
59
DSTKIM No
83-00558
CANDIS No
38612
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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