A cargo container having four vertical walls, one of which is provided with an access opening to the interior of the container, means rendering said container substantially air tight. Apparatus provides substantially free breathing between the interior of said container and the ambient atmosphere while maintaining the interior of said container substantially free of moisture. The apparatus consists of a receptacle mounted in said container and opening through one vertical wall thereof, the receptacle including a plenum chamber in one end portion, desiccant material in the receptacle between said plenum chamber and the interior of said container, and a plurality of breather tubes extending from said plenum chamber through the vertical walls of said container. The breather tubes slope downwards away from said plenum chamber for gravity flow of condensation. The tubes, passing for substantial distances inside of the container where they are subject to ambient temperatures which, at times, are cool enough to condense moisture from ambient air surrounding said container as it enters the tubes. The arrangement being such that air entering the container from the outside atmosphere passes first through the breather tubes and then through the desiccant material before entering the container.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This Government-owned invention available for U.S. licensing and, possibly, for foreign licensing. Copy of patent available Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D.C. 20231 $0.50.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Army

    Pentagon Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20310
  • Authors:
    • Krellen, H I
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146577
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PAT-APPL-310 896 Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM