Accession Number : AD0460363


Title :   SAFETY HAZARD CLASSIFICATION OF WATER-WET EXPLOSIVES


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ AMMUNITION DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Kite, Jr, Darrell


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/460363.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : Eithteen water-wet explosives were studied to determine whether they could support detonations. Of the 18 explosives tested, 15 sustained detonations when saturated with water. All explosives tested were found to sustain detonations at water levels that could be encountered in manufacturing operations following the filtering operation. Therefore, the filtered explosives should be assigned a safety hazard classification of Class 9.


Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES , HAZARDS , COSTS , SAFETY , CLASSIFICATION , RDX , DETONATIONS , HMX , PLASTIC EXPLOSIVES


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE