Hazard Division 1.2 Tests - Instrumentation Results and Interpretation
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV SILVER SPRING MD
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To date, nearly all efforts in the field of accidental explosion consequence determination have been aimed at the quantification of the effects of a Hazard Division HD 1.1 event. Little attention has been payed to the consequences of the ignition of stacks of HD 1.2 ammunition. In 1989, NATO AC 258 Group of Experts on the Safety Aspects of Transportation and Storage of Military Ammunition and Explosives agreed that a program of trials should be carried out to investigate the consequences of an HD 1.2 event. The goal of these trials would be twofold to gain basic knowledge about HD 1.2 phenomena and to revise the current NATO quantity-distance relationships for HD 1.2 events. As a result of the NATO interest, a joint United KingdomUnited States UKUS experimental program was started in 1990. To date, six tests have been conducted three single-pallet tests 30 projectilestest, two 8-pallet tests 240 projectilestest, one 27-pallet test 864 projectiles. This report describes the test program and the instrumentation used and summarizes the instrumentation results which have been obtained.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Ammunition and Explosives