Safety Tests of Explosives Transport Trucks
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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Five safety tests were conducted on 12- and 34-ton pickup trucks of the type used to haul explosives aboard the Naval Weapons Center. The tests were designed to determine the effectiveness of the steel flash shield between the truck cab and bed in shielding personnel in the cab against the hazards resulting from inadvertent initiation of explosive materials being transported. For each test, the explosive material, the method of initiation, test instrumentation, and a discussion of the results are given. The limitations of the shield and suggestions for improved safety protection for truck personnel are included.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Safety Engineering
- Ammunition and Explosives