Accession Number : ADA322312

Title :   Military ISO-Container Temperature Evaluation for U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center (NRDEC).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL

Personal Author(s) : Hartman, Quinn D.

PDF Url : ADA322312

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS), Validation Engineering Division (SIOAC-DEV), was tasked by U. S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center (NRDEC) to evaluate the benefits of various solar radiation protection methods for ISO shipping containers. Protection methods tested consisted of the following: ceramic coatings from Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), NRDEC container cover; NRDEC double-thickness tarpaulin; a container cover from Fit's-Right Canvas and Supply; enamel white paint; and tan paint. A SeaVent container was also tested against these protection methods to assess potential benefits of a container with vents. The objective of the environmental monitoring was to determine which methods provided the best protection against temperature elevation caused by exposure to solar radiation.

Descriptors :   *TEMPERATURE, *MILITARY RESEARCH, *RADIATION PROTECTION, *SOLAR RADIATION, *SHIPPING CONTAINERS, TEST AND EVALUATION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), MONITORING, CERAMIC COATINGS, PAINTS, ELEVATION, ARMY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, FLORIDA, VENTS, ENAMELS, PAULINS.

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Containers and Packaging
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE