Accession Number:

AD1065777

Title:

Nitrate Film Testing for the National Archives December 1978 Fire Investigation

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE STATION INDIAN HEAD MD INDIAN HEAD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

In December 1978, a fire occurred in the film storage facility of the National Archives. This report documents the testing conducted to characterize the ignition and combustion of cellulose nitrate film. Areas of concern were film chemical stability, likelihood of ignition from accidental forces, and intensity of reactions.

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE