Accession Number:

AD0260034

Title:

HAZARD CLASSIFICATION OF SOLID PROPELLANT GAS GENERATOR SM 65 (ATLAS)

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Corporate Author:

OGDEN AIR MATERIEL AREA HILL AFB UTAH

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Report Date:

1961-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Tests were conducted to obtain data which could be used to assign storage and ICC shipping classification to solid propellant gas generators used on Air Force SM 65 Atlas Missile. The gas generators were subjected to one cook-off test and four detonation tests for determining propagation. Gas generators of the type used in this test are a fire hazard rather than a detonation hazard. It is very doubt ul that propagation or detonation will ever occur in shipping and handling due to accidents. A gas generator which accidentally functions in a shipping container will propel itself from the shipping container and will not propagate to adjacent generators in shipping containers. It is recommended that the solid propellant gas generators used with the MA-3 Engine, SM 65 Atlas and similar solid propellant gas generators be assigned ICC Class B, for shipping purposes and be stored as Quantity-Distance Class 2 with Storage Compatibility Group B. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE