Accession Number:

AD0263378

Title:

DESIGN OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT FOR HANDLING HIGH-ENERGY RESEARCH MATERIALS OF UNKNOWN SENSITIVITY

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

CALLERY CHEMICAL CO PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-08-04

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The design of systems for protection of personnel while preparing, transporting and testing high energy research materials of unknown sensitivity is discussed in this report. Facilities for preparing and handling such materials have been built at the Callery Research and Development Laboratories. The equipment and constructions have been tested with explosions of tetryl, of approximately 50 percent greater weight than the maximum of the experimental material to be handled. In the construction, personnel safety was the prime consideration and equipment protection was of secondary concern.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Safety Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE