Safety Considerations in Storing Liquid Gun Propellant XM46
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ
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The U.S. Army is currently developing a regenerative liquid propellant gun for artillery application. The liquid propellant XM46 LP is composed of 60 Hydroxyl Ammonium Nitrate HAN, 20 Triethanol Ammonium Nitrate TEAN, and 20 water. Since this is the first time that a liquid gun propellant is being planned for field use, it is important to investigate the conditions and environment for safely storing the LP. This paper will discuss some of the considerations necessary for storing XM46. The paper is organized according to the following subheadings Storage Compatibility Group Assignment, Material Compatibility, Environmental Protection, Long-Term Storage, and Packaging.
- Containers and Packaging
- Safety Engineering
- Ammunition and Explosives