Nitrate Film Testing for the National Archives. December 1978 Fire Investigation.
NAVAL ORDNANCE STATION INDIAN HEAD MD
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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.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Safety Engineering
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods