Accession Number:

ADB040437

Title:

Nitrate Film Testing for the National Archives. December 1978 Fire Investigation.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE STATION INDIAN HEAD MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

In December 1978, a fire occurred in the film storage facility of the National Archives. This report documents the testing conducted to characterize the ignition and combustion of cellulose nitrate film. Areas of concern were film chemical stability, likelihood of ignition from accidental forces, and intensity of reactions.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Safety Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE