Accession Number:

ADB015471

Title:

Evaluation of Violet Smoke Initiation Under Dynamic Conditions in the Jet Airmix Blender.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo. Feb-Jun 76,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO BAY SAINT LOUIS MSENGINEERING AND SCIENCE SERVICES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Empirical safety data was generated from a single initiation of 454 kg 1000 pounds of Violet Smoke Mix IV, Drawing Number B143-5-1 during dynamic mixing conditions in a simulated Jet Airmix Blender. The test was performed to determine whether mass detonation or a dust explosion would occur if violet smoke were thermally ignited during the height of maximum pneumatic dispersion. The data obtained under these worst-case conditions indicate that minimal risk or hazards may be attached to the charging, blending, and discharging of the Airmix Process during the production of up to 454 kg 1000 pounds of Violet Smoke Mix IV per Drawing Number B143-5-1, provided that appropriate fire control measures are used.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE