Accession Number:

AD0744759

Title:

The Effect of Temperature and Relative Humidity on the Accumulation of Electrostatic Charges on Fabrics and Primary Explosives

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EXPLOSIVES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT WALTHAM ABBEY (UNITED KINGDOM)

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The generation and accumulation of electrostatic charges on explosive powders and fabrics constitutes a potential hazard situation, especially in the handling and manufacture of primary explosives. The report reviews the relationship between relative humidity, temperature and the development of electrostatic charges and proposes standards of temperature and relative humidity appropriate for working with these materials.

Subject Categories:

  • Textiles
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE