Accession Number : ADA291245

Title :   Electrostatic Measurements of the In-Service Brown GP Boot and Associated Garments,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Billon, H.

PDF Url : ADA291245

Report Date : AUG 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Army Explosive Ordnance Demolition/Improvised Explosive Device Demolition (EOD/IEDD) teams routinely use electro-explosive devices (EEDs). A constant concern with EEDs is an unintended initiation from an unplanned source of electrical energy. Electrostatic discharge from charged personnel can under some circumstances be the source of unintended EED initiation. Electrostatic hazards from personnel are minimized by the appropriate use of footwear and garments. The Brown GP boot is tested for its electrostatic properties to determine its suitability for use by personnel engaged in EOD/IEDD operations.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, *ELECTROSTATICS, SOURCES, MEASUREMENT, HAZARDS, DEMOLITION, EXPLOSIVES, ELECTRICITY, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, PERSONNEL, ORDNANCE, ARMY, CLOTHING, BOOTS, EXPLOSIVES INITIATORS, FOOTWEAR.

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE