Accession Number : ADA020113

Title :   Suppressive Shielding of Hazardous Ammunition Production Operations.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Jul 74-31 Jun 75,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Katsanis,D. J. ; Jezek,B. W.

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A new kind of protective barricade is being developed by Edgewood Arsenal for use in protecting equipment and personnel performing hazardous operations during the manufacturing of munitions in Army ammunition plants. This protective structure (suppressive shield) provides protection from the dangerous effects of an explosive detonation. The suppressive shield consists of a series of vented panels in a framework. The vented panels are fabricated from a combination of perforated plates, spaced angle irons, louvered plates and/or wire screening; the specific arrangement depends on the hazard to be suppressed. Suppressive shields are designed to attenuate the explosive blast pressure and fireball and prevent any fragments from escaping the structure. Design details are presented for several successful shields together with preliminary data on blast pressure, and flame and fragment suppression.

Descriptors :   *Ammunition, *Manufacturing, *Protective equipment, Barriers, Detonations, Suppression, Shielding, Structures

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE