Accession Number : AD0825972

Title :   APPROVAL TESTS OF HAND RED FLARE DISTRESS SIGNAL, APPROVAL NO. 160.021/4/2, BRISTOL FLARE CORPORATION, LOT 55 OF JUNE 67,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD BALTIMORE MD FIELD TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Buzhardt, R. E.

Report Date : 29 JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The purpose of these tests was to determine the compliance of Hand Red Flare Distress Signals with Coast Guard specifications. The following tests were conducted: Ignition and burning characteristics, and burning time; underwater burning; waterproofing of igniter button and burning time; bending strength; tensile strength; burning time and candlepower; elevated temperature, humidity, and storage; spontaneous ignition; chromaticity.

Descriptors :   (*FLARES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), DISTRESS SIGNALS, COLORED FLARES, ACCEPTABILITY, IGNITION, COMBUSTION, BURNING RATE, INTENSITY, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, STORAGE, UNDERWATER, HUMIDITY, MOISTUREPROOFING.

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE