Accession Number : AD0821062

Title :   IGNITION TEMPERATURES. I. STANDARD PYROTECHNIC MIXTURE AND COMPONENTS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan 64-Jan 65,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Kokalas, Joseph J. ; Miller, Julius B. ; Breschi, Robert

Report Date : OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : A laboratory apparatus for the determination of the ignition temperatures of pyrotechnic mixtures that is based upon differential thermal analysis (DTA) has been designed, constructed, and tested. It has been evaluated by obtaining thermograms of a standard pyrotechnic mixture and each of its components. The temperatures for the crystalline transitions and melting points obtained from the DTA curves of the components of the pyrotechnic mixture were found to agree with the corresponding data reported in the literature. The apparatus has been shown to give reproducible results. An additional advantage is the small sample size required. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IGNITION, TEMPERATURE), (*PYROTECHNICS, MIXTURES), (*LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, MEASUREMENT), DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS, HAZARDS, MELTING POINT, DETECTORS, SENSITIVITY, THERMOCOUPLES, RECORDING SYSTEMS, ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS, SILICATES, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, QUINONES, COLORED SMOKES, CARBONATES, COOLANTS, FUELS, DYES, TEST METHODS.

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE