Accession Number : ADA311540

Title :   Electrostatic Properties of Plastic Trays Used for Packaging 2Omm Ammunition.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Bajinskis, Gunars ; Billon, Horace ; Quinn, Jim

PDF Url : ADA311540

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Electrostatic hazards associated with handling RAAF M55 (AUST) 20 mm TP ammunition packaged in ammunition boxes using new plastic separator trays have been analysed. Moulded plastic trays have been introduced into the ammunition box to replace cardboard cylinders for individual rounds. Tests have been carried out to determine the electrostatic suitability of the tray when used with sensitive electrically initiated ammunition. The M52A3B1 conducting composition initiator used for the round has a no-fire threshold energy significantly below levels that tests show can be accumulated from electrostatic effects.

Descriptors :   *AMMUNITION CONTAINERS, *ELECTROSTATICS, *SEPARATORS, *TRAYS, HAZARDS, JET FIGHTERS, PACKAGING, REPLACEMENT, ELECTRIC POWER, AUSTRALIA, PLASTICS, CARDBOARD BOXES, AIRCRAFT AMMUNITION.

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE