Accession Number:

ADP005312

Title:

Extreme Heat Protection for Pyrotechnic Handlers of Mg Flares

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TRACOR MBA SAN RAMON CA

Report Date:

1986-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

A fire suit designed with two aluminized layers and a fiberglass felt has been shown to provide a more than adequate shielding against the accidental ignition of pyrotechnic in its most hazardous form - rapidly burning granules. Simpler and less costly designs seem feasible, if the double aluminized design is maintained by placing the second aluminized layer on the fiberglass felt and eliminating the second fabric layer. Although this suit was especially designed for highly radiative pyrotechnic events, the double aluminized layer concept should be helpful in the lower temperature fire and furnace applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Safety Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE