Accession Number:

ADA220972

Title:

Performance Oriented Packaging Testing of Cap, Blasting Electric M6, Packed 10 Per M19A1 Metal Ammunition Box, 4 Per Wirebound Box

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DOD PERFORMANCE ORIENTED PACKAGING OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-06

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This report contains the testing and test results performed on the Cap, Blasting Electric M6 packed 10 per M19A1 metal ammunition container, four M19A1 metal containers per wirebound box for Performance Oriented Packaging Certification. The packed, wirebound boxes were dropped once each from 2.1 meters 7 feet in lieu of UN requirements of 1.2 meters 4 feet. The wirebound boxes were dropped on a solid steel plate in 6 different orientations. Six 6 total wirebound boxes were tested. The orientations were as follows Top, Bottom, Side, Side 90 deg off previous, Top Edge and Bottom Edge. This exceeds the UN requirement which is 5 containers dropped once each in 5 orientations top, bottom, long side, short side and corner at 4 feet and ambient temperature. A test was conducted on wirebound boxes with steel ammunition containers inside a supporting load at Rochester Institute of Technology Report No. DOD POP 4mJWGTR 87005 in which steel ammunition containers similar to the M19A1 packed in wirebound boxes were dropped and were compression loaded in excess of 1,000 lbs., which exceeded 3 meter high stacking test. No damage was observed to the boxes after each of the tests were completed. By analogy, the above-mentioned tests exceed the requirements specified in United Nations Transport of Dangerous Goods. Performance oriented packaging POP, CAP, Blasting electric M6 in M19A1.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Containers and Packaging
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE