Preliminary Evaluation of Powder Packs
Memorandum rept. Oct 1985-Jan 1987
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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An attacking shaped-charge jet had through one powder pack before striking the container and then pass through a second powder pack as the jet exited the container. It was anticipated that the powder released by the event would mix with the fluid spray and vapors to render them non-flammable. The results of experiments showed that under the correct conditions the powder packs could offer adequate fire protection. However, it was necessary to strengthen fluid containers to limit the amount of spray and vapors so that the initial fireball could be controlled.
- Safety Engineering
- Ammunition and Explosives