Accession Number : ADA473774
Title : Responsie van Verschillende Munitieartikelen bij Opwarming en Brand (Response of Munitions Items Due to Heating or a Fire)
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : TNO DEFENCE SECURITY AND SAFETY RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)
Personal Author(s) : Scholtes, J H ; Verboom, V
Report Date : Sep 2007
Pagination or Media Count : 51
Abstract : Safety of munitions for personnel and ordnance in all kinds of situations is important. One of the major threats for munitions is heating of munitions (cook-off), direct (fire) as well as indirect heating (fire in adjacent room). In this study the time to cook-off for several munitions items has been investigated by means of simple 1-dimensional calculations. These calculations have been performed on in-service munitions items, from 35 mm up to 155 mm, with fillings as HMX, RDX and TNT or a combination of this. Also research has been carried out on gun propellants in general. From these results, guidelines have been given to improve the regulations for fire fighting as written in MP 40-21 Voorschrift voor opslag van gevaarlijke stoffen' or the Brandweeropleiding Brandmeester'.
Descriptors : *HEATING , *AMMUNITION , *COOK OFF , *FIRES , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , DUTCH LANGUAGE , HMX , GUN PROPELLANTS , TNT , FIRE FIGHTING , RDX , NETHERLANDS
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE