Accession Number : ADA259996
Title : Evaluation of Army Ideas for Excellence Program (AIEP) Suggestion No. AMV0900593.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL
Personal Author(s) : Hartman, Quinn D
Report Date : May 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 27
Abstract : The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS), Validation Engineering Division (SMCAC-DEV), was tasked by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), SMCAR-ESK, Rock Island, IL, to evaluate an Army Ideas for Excellence Program (AIEP) entry which involved modifying unitization procedures for 4.2-inch chemical munitions. The proposed idea would replace a 3/4-inch piece of plywood that has 24 drilled 1 1/4-inch-diameter holes with 5 3/4-inch-long plywood slats. The 3/4-inch plywood provides protection for the bottom of the 4.2 inch chemical projectiles. In order to access the validity of this AIEP entry, MIL-STD-1660 tests were performed on a pallet that was prepared to the specifications detailed in the AIEP entry. As a result of these tests, the Validation Engineering Division is recommending that this AIEP entry be approved for U.S. Army (USA)-wide use in the transportation and storage of 4.2-inch munitions.
Descriptors : *STORAGE , *CHEMICAL PROJECTILES , TEST AND EVALUATION , DIAMETERS , TRANSPORTATION , SPECIFICATIONS , CHEMICALS , ARMY , PALLETS , DIVISION , ISLANDS , PLYWOOD , PROJECTILES , ENGINEERING , AMMUNITION , PROTECTION , ACCESS
Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE