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APE 1236 DEACTIVATION FURNACE
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Figure 6-5. APE 1236 deactivation furnace (discharge assembly)
TM 9-1300-277
Ammunition  Equipment
(D/AE)
Tooele
AD
for
scrap collection bin. Some installations carry the scrap
metal over a magnet which separates ferrous from
supplemental information.
nonferrous scrap, and others simply collect mixed scrap.
Some installations collect molten lead in ingot molds,
d. The probable ultimate safety limit is much larger
and others simply leave it in the mixed scrap.
than 600 or 800 grains. However, the official limit for
APE 1236's in the field is still 600 grains or 800 grains
c. The quantity of detonating explosives allowed to
per item depending upon the furnace model.
be fed to the Deactivation Furnace is normally limited to
600 grains (0.086 pounds, or 39 grams) per item for
e. Fuel oil consumption is estimated by Tooele AD
retorts having a 2-1/4 inch thick wall and 800 grains
at 9 to 21 gallons per hour, depending upon the work
(0.114 pounds or 52 grams) per item for retorts having a
rate.
3-1/4 inch thick wall.  This permits handling of intact
small arms ammunition through 20mm and most
f. The majority of the deactivation furnaces are
artillery fuzes, primers, and the like. Typical feed rates
equipped with KIT E010 pollution control systems (fig.
run about one item per second.
If the furnace
temperature, rate of rotation, and feed rate is not known
for a specific item, then contact the Directorate for
Figure 6-4. APE 1236 deactivation furnace (general assembly).
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