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Handbook of Sealants for Ammunition
EXPLOSIVES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT WALTHAM ABBEY (UNITED KINGDOM)
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The many factors influencing the choice of suitable sealing methods for ammunition and allied stores are summarized. The importance of adequate waterproofing is emphasized, in view of the widely varying atmospheric and other conditions to which stores in Service are liable to be subjected. The properties required in sealing compositions are outlined and performance specifications for lutings and cements are proposed. Details of selected lutings and cements are given on individual data sheets. The types of joint normally used are considered, and the methods of applying sealing compositions to them are discussed. A bibliography with abstracts of 24 references is included.
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