Accession Number:

ADP004858

Title:

Reaction Propagation Along an Enclosed Conveyor,

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

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Report Date:

1984-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Tests were conducted to study the likelihood of explosive reaction propagation along an enclosed explosive handling conveyor. An initiation scheme was selected and tests conducted which insured a high order detonation over the entire length of an explosive increment. A full scale mockup of a 125-foot enclosed section of conveyor was constructed. A 50-foot increment of explosive was detonated. A 25-foot air gap and a 50-foot acceptor increment were also present. The acceptor did not detonate, nor even react violently. A small amount of self-extinguishing burning was also observed.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE