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Title:
ORDNANCE REMEDIATION SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/192197
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A system for eliminating unexploded ordnance from a mixture. The system includes a separation plant, including a crusher, a magnetic separation station, and a screen plant. The crusher reduces the size of pieces in the mixture, the magnetic separator separates pieces containing a significant amount of ferrous metal, and the screen separates small pieces from larger pieces. The fine output of the screen is composed of pieces that are sufficiently small to pose little hazard; they may be further subjected to heat treatment. Large pieces containing ferrous metal, or large pieces containing nonferrous metal, may be explosive and are transported, using an unmanned machine, to an inspection plant where they are sorted and where any unexploded ordnance is identified and disposed of. The separation plant is sufficiently distant from the inspection plant that an explosion at the separation plant does not pose a hazard to personnel at the inspection plant.

Inventors:
HILLIS, Gale, W. (20152 Bayfront Lane, Unit 104Huntington Beach, CA, 92646, US)
MORRIS, Craig, J. (2106 MAM Trail, Monmouth, IL, 61462, US)
Application Number:
US2017/018010
Publication Date:
November 09, 2017
Filing Date:
February 15, 2017
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
HILLIS, Gale, W. (20152 Bayfront Lane, Unit 104Huntington Beach, CA, 92646, US)
MORRIS, Craig, J. (2106 MAM Trail, Monmouth, IL, 61462, US)
International Classes:
B02C23/14; B02C23/12; B03C7/00; B03C7/08; B07C5/34
Foreign References:
US20090084710A12009-04-02
US20080314802A12008-12-25
US6136590A2000-10-24
Other References:
"Department of the Army , ' Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards.'", DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMYWASHINGTON, DC, 15 December 1999 (1999-12-15), pages 40, 42, 50, 191, XP055447231, Retrieved from the Internet
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
REGEHR, Martin, W. (Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, P.O. Box 29001Glendale, CA, 91209-9001, US)
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