MIIL-STD-398 Test Of Prototype Explosive Containment Device (ECD) for Initiating Explosives Utilized in Detonator Production
ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL
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The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School USADACS was tasked by Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant LSAAP, Texarkana, TX to provide MHSID-398, Military Standard Shields, Operational for Ammunition Operations, Criteria for Design of and Tests for Acceptance, instrumentation services for measuring blast overpressure and thermal flux of the prototype Explosive Containment Device ECD when 1.25 ounces of lead azide is functioned. The 1.25 ounces of lead azide represent the maximum amount of explosive material plus a 25 percent overload for a safety factor. As a result of functioning the lead azide, the ECD did not contain the explosion because the closure door was damaged which allowed the incident blast overpressure to register 6.31 psi. This overpressure exceeded the 2.5 psi limit required in MIL-STD-398, Military Standard Shields, Operational for Ammunition Operations, Criteria for Design of and Tests for Acceptance. As a result, the ECD did not meet the test requirements and is not suitable for containing initiating explosives.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Ammunition and Explosives