Accession Number : AD0783035

Title :   Static Propensity of Navy Clothing.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY CLOTHING AND TEXTILE RESEARCH UNIT NATICK MASS

Personal Author(s) : Orner,George M.

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The Navy Clothing and Textile Research Unit (NCTRU) investigated the ability of static electrical discharges to ignite gaseous fuel/air mixtures. Brass points and spheres of various radii as well as human fingertips were used as electrodes. It was found that ignitions could readily be obtained from clothing-generated static electrical discharges even at quite moderate relative humidity levels. Pointed metallic electrodes produced ignitions at the lowest electrical discharge energy levels. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Textiles, *Clothing, *Static electricity, *Fire hazards, Cotton textiles, Polyester plastics, Electrostatic fields, Fuels, Ignition, Fire safety, Test methods, Naval equipment

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE