Accession Number : AD0786522

Title :   Using Eddy Currents to Detect Internal Corrosion in Chemical Munitions.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan 72-Dec 73,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Frailer,Ronald L.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A number of chemical munitions are housed in thin-walled aluminum containers which could be subjected to corrosion from the chemical agent they contain. This project resulted in the development of an eddy-current inspection method to detect internal corrosion in thin-walled chemical munitions. The method can be used for judging shelf life of munitions suspected to contain progressive corrosion and for eliminating potential leakers.

Descriptors :   *Corrosion, *Detection, *Aluminum, *Ammunition, *Eddy currents, Containers

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE