Accession Number:

ADA093317

Title:

Fire Hazards from Combustible Ammunition, Methodology Development. Phase I

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Report Date:

1980-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

164.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE