NEW PROCESSING METHODS FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE TRACER COMPOSITIONS

Authors
  1. Briere, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Development and testing of new processing methods for the preparation of tracer compositions were carried out at DREV in order to optimize the performance of compositions using fluorine-rich binders. The processing methods used in this study were observed to substantially affect the overall performance of tracer compositions. A dry processing method gave compositions with the best luminous outputs but also had many disadvantages such as processing hazards, composition heterogeneity and minimal protection of the magnesium against moisture. However, a wet processing method produced the best overall results. This new technique yielded homogeneous mixtures that had consistent particle sizes from batch to batch, was less hazardous to process, protected the magnesium against moisture attack, and resulted in intense and consistent luminous tracer outputs.
Report Number
DREV-M-3053/90 — Memorandum
Date of publication
15 Nov 1990
Number of Pages
43
DSTKIM No
90-04885
CANDIS No
67114
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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