Minimum Nonpropagation Distance for the Cloud Detonator of the XM130 SLUFAE Rocket
Final rept. Nov 1982-Oct 1983
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB
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As part of an Army-wide expansion and modernization program, safe separation distance criteria for the cloud detonator of the XM130 SLUFAE rocket and its assembly table were determined after study and testing. Two test series were involved 1 a standard nonpropagation series for present table spacing of the detonators and the use on future conveyor systems, and 2 a series of structural integrity tests to determine the adequacy of the intrastation partitions. These tests established and statistically confirmed that a 122 cm 48 in. free-air spacing between detonators would yield a 7.11 probability of propagation at the 95 confidence level also, that the 1.27 cm 0.5 in. thick steel wall between the work stations of the assembly table is sufficient to protect adjacent operators from accidental detonation fragments.
- Safety Engineering
- Ammunition and Explosives