The Initiation of Electric Fuze Primers by Electrostatic Discharge
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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During the past two years three accidents involving the use of Mk 112, Mk 113 or Mk 114 electric fuze primers have been brought to the attention of the authors. In two of these instances, the accidental firing could possibly be explained by mechanisms other than electrostatic discharge but the third probable cause. Since these primers are used in a relatively large number of naval ordnance devices, it was deemed essential to a prove whether or not they could be initiated by a static discharge such as that which can be built up on a human body, b show what conditions must prevail to do this if proved possible and c recommend the measures to be taken to make handling operations safe.
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