Accession Number:

AD0368686

Title:

DETONATION PRODUCTS OF OXYGEN DEFICIENT EXPLOSIVES

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-10-25

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Mild detonating fuse containing oxygen deficient explosives, such as a high temperature explosive and RDX, showed considerable formation of carbon monoxide when fired in the absence of atmospheric oxygen. As might be the case in space or high altitude applications, and depending on the total amount of explosive, the detonation products of MDF loaded with oxygen deficient explosives could contain sufficient carbon monoxide to be harmful to human beings. A method is given for estimating the toxicity from carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide when oxygen deficient explosives are detonated in confined structures. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE