Accession Number : AD0642572

Title :   IMPROVEMENT OF LOW TEMPERATURE ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES, PART 1.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : FRANKFORD ARSENAL PHILADELPHIA PA QUALITY ASSURANCE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Rolle,Sylvan D.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The report presents a new approach to the development of extreme low temperature environmental test criteria and procedures based on consideration of the interaction between the material and its environment which results in degradation of the reliability of the materiel. It proposes that each item of military materiel have, as part of its identification, its reliability in each of various Polar and Arctic environments. To facilitate this, a scale is proposed for rating the severity of low temperature environments. The program plans development of a usable scale of environmental severity, development of means for measuring values of this parameter, methods for correlating the effects of laboratory and of natural environments, and other activities needed to transform the proposed new environmental criteria into convenient form. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, LOW TEMPERATURE), (*COLD WEATHER TESTS, MATERIALS), RELIABILITY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, TEST METHODS, DEGRADATION, MILITARY SUPPLIES

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE