Fire Hazards from Combustible Ammunition, Methodology Development. Phase I
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL
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The initial phase of a program related to hazard classification of combustible munitions has been completed. This program has two overall objectives. The first objective was to develop quantity-distance standards and criteria for combustible compositions assigned to classes 1.3 and 1.4. The second objective of the overall program is to develop standard test procedures to classify the materials with respect to the hazards that they present to exposed materials, structures, and persons during storage and transport. Based on this program, much was learned that can be applied to the development of a standardized classification test for characterizing the fire hazards of combustible munitions. The burning behavior of the materials is better understood, therefore more realistic quantity-distance standards can be developed.
- Safety Engineering
- Ammunition and Explosives