Hazard Evaluation of Some Propellants. Adopting UN Methods of 1986
ORDNANCE FACTORIES STAFF COLL NAGPUR (INDIA)
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Hazard classification of propellants used in various ammunition stores have been an intriguing phenomenon as different manufacturing countries have adopted different standards and as a result a propellant with similar chemical and physical characteristics could be accepted as HD1.1C or HD1.3C. This involved manifold problems including transhipment, quantity distance considerations and other aspects related thereto. With the publication of U.N. Recommendations on Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Tests Criteria First Edition New York 1986, a new vista has been opened for adoption of standardized methods for classification of items belonging to Class-I, Explosives, in their respective hazard divisions viz, HD1.1, 1.2, 1.3 or HD 1.4.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Ammunition and Explosives