STORAGE TEMPERATURE OF EXPLOSIVE HAZARD MAGAZINES. PART I. AMERICAN DESERT
NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKECA
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Temperature measurements 162,000 data points from the explosive hazard magazines in the desert regions of the Western United States at Yuma, Arizona, China Lake, California, and Hawthorne, Nevada, were assessed for the purpose of establishing temperature limit criteria by statistical methods for ordnance stored in hot desert magazines. This study shows that in the storage magazine environment, the 165 F specification temperature is grossly unrealistic. This report includes 17 figures and 14 tables.
- Ammunition and Explosives