Development of a Hazard Classification Procedure for Inprocess Propellant and Explosive Materials
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL
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A hazards classification procedure has been developed for inprocess propellant and explosive materials. In developing the procedure, accident reports in the DOD Explosives Safety Board files, hazards analyses, and existing test methods were reviewed. These were used as the basis for developing a preliminary structure for the hazards classification procedure. The most promising test for incorporation into the procedure was experimental evaluations. Evaluations were completed for local impact, rubbing friction, local thermal, regional thermal, electrostatic discharge, critical diameter, critical layer thickness, tube transition, layer transition, mass explosion, mass fire and firespread tests. The results of these tests served as the basis of the final hazards classification procedure.
- Safety Engineering
- Ammunition and Explosives