EVALUATION OF LOW TEMPERATURE TEST PROCEDURES FOR ELECTROEXPLOSIVE DEVICES
PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ AMMUNITION DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE
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Constant current sensitivity data, for ambient temperature conditions, were available for M6 Electric Blasting Caps. To further characterize the sentivity of this blasting cap, Bruceton constant current sensitivity tests at low temperature, were conducted. Usually, in work of this type, the item is removed from the conditioning apparatus and placed in a firing chamber for functioning. Because the item under test may warm between the time it is removed from the conditioning box and fired, a study was initiated to ascertain if such a procedure provides valid low temperature information. This report summarizes the results of the investigation and reports the low temperature sensitivity characteristics of M6 Blasting Cap.
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