Accession Number : ADA313417

Title :   Hazard Classification of Explosives for Transportation-Nonsolid Explosives (Phase 3).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE STATION INDIAN HEAD MD

Personal Author(s) : Dale, Charles B.

PDF Url : ADA313417

Report Date : AUG 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Explosive sensitivities, major field tests, and some accidents in transportation were compiled for selected monopropellants, slurry explosives, and blasting agents. To supplement information in the literature, the projectile impact, card gap, and General Electric input-output sensitivities of certain slurry explosives and blasting agents were measured. It was concluded that the projectile impact, the card gap, and the cap test results all depend on the method of conducting of the test to such an extent that the explosive classification in some cases can be changed from UN 1.1 to 1.3. A scheme for explosive hazard classification based on the new United Nations systems is discussed.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES, *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, IMPACT, HAZARDS, PROJECTILES, FIELD TESTS, CLASSIFICATION, UNITED NATIONS, BLAST, ACCIDENTS, MONOPROPELLANTS, SLURRY EXPLOSIVES.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE