Accession Number:

AD0269662

Title:

HAZARD CLASSIFICATION TEST OF CARTRIDGE ENGINE STARTER, MC-1, MC-2, MXU-4/A (AMOCO) AND MXU-4/A (OLIN MATHIESON)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OGDEN AIR LOGISTICS CENTER HILL AFB UT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Five detonation tests were conducted on each of the 4 types of cartridges to determine if a detonation would occur and if so, would the detonation propagate from cartridge to cartridge. One cartridge in a shipping container cardboard box was primed with 30 grains of tetryl and initiated with an Engineer Special blasting cap. Each type of cartridge was also subject to a cook-off test. No detonations occurred in any of the tests. The MC-1 and MC-2 primed cartridges were ruptured and threw burning propellant within a 10-ft radius. The remains of the cartridge cases also remained in this area. HE MXU-4A cartridges did not ignite as the primer charge could not be placed on the propellant grain. All of the cartridges cooked-off between 10 and 15 min after the scrap lumber was ignited. It was concluded that all of the cartridges tested were quantity distance class 2, storage compatibility group J and ICC shipping class C.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Safety Engineering
  • Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE