Acenaphthene solvents for use in Building 313 Frost Test operation [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 1951. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- 5 pages : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Department of Energy and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Acenaphtheno is a low-melting organic compound, C₁₀H₆(CH₂)₂, used as a temperature indicating coating for slugs tested in the Frost Test induction coil. In preparation for this test, slugs are coated by spraying a 12 to 24 per cent by weight solution of acenaphthene in a high vapor pressure solvent on the rotating slug. The solvent evaporate leaving a thin, adherent coating of acenaphthene. This process is completely described in reference 1. To be entirely satisfactory for this use, a solvent must satisfy four requirements. High vapor pressure -- rapid evaporation. Non-flammability. Low toxicity. Carbon tetrachloride, the solvent used at percent, is operationally satisfactory but undersirable because of its toxicity. The purpose of this test is to investigate the suitability of various solvents as substituted for carbon tetrachloride.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 06/26/1951., "hw--21450", "DE93010537", Kratzer, W.K., and Hanford Atomic Products Operation, Richland, WA (United States)
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- Topical; 06/01/1951 - 06/01/1951
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