Accession Number:

AD0742142

Title:

Protective Barrier System for Munitions Storage.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. (Part 1 and Part 2)

Corporate Author:

DOW CHEMICAL U S A MIDLAND MI FUNCTIONAL PRODUCTS AND SYSTEMS

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

179.0

Abstract:

A development of a sand containment system to replace the stacked sand bag dividing walls currently in use in compartmented storage structures is reported. Protection is provided for high explosive storage against the following propagation modes Fragment initiation, over pressure crushing and translation. Compartments are constructed by abutting short wing walls perpendicular to either one or two sides of a long main wall. The walls of sand measuring 22 inches wide and up to 96 inches in height are contained between two walls of lightweight extruded polystyrene foam boards. The system is designed for shipment to the storage site of a complete prefabricated unit ready for field assembly with minimum hand tools, instructions, or technical supervision.

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Safety Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE