Accession Number : AD0611236

Title :   BLAST EFFECTS ON GLASS VACUUM CONTAINERS,

Corporate Author : FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Laug,Edwin P. ; leininger,Harold V.

Report Date : MAR 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Case lots of Federal CivilDefense Administration perfusion and blood-collecting bottles were exposed to a nuclear explosion of approximately twice nominal yield. The bottles, packed six to a paperboard carton, were exposed in trenches 1/4 and 1/2 mile from Ground Zero (GZ). There was 40 per cent failure in the 1000ml perfusion bottles with limited evacuated head space and 23 per cent failure in those bottles with the vacuum relieved before exposure. There were no failures in the blood-collecting bottles containing 120 ml of fluid with 600 ml of evacuated head space. Greatest failure in the 1000-ml perfusion bottles occurred in the cartons placed on their sides with the tops facing GZ. Sterility and pyrogen tests of the bottle contents indicated that there were no 'hidden failures' in any bottle seals. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, CONTAINERS), (*CONTAINERS, GLASS), (*GLASS, CONTAINERS), NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, BLAST, VACUUM, LABORATORY EQUIPMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE