Accession Number : ADA328520

Title :   Environmental Monitoring of Rapid Deployment Ammunition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 27 Aug 91-28 Feb 93,

Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL

Personal Author(s) : Hartman, Quinn D.

PDF Url : ADA328520

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center (DAC), Validation Engineering Division (SIOAC-DEV), was tasked by the Defense Ammunition Logisitcs Activity (AMMOLOG) to monitor environmental conditions of ammunition items in open storage under tarpaulins at Ft. Bragg, NC. Results from monitoring indicated that the tarpaulins provided little to no protection from the effects of solar radiation with portions of the ammunition reaching temperatures of 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The tarpaulins did, however, provide sufficient protection from moisture with the humidity under the tarpaulins remaining at or below the ambient humidity.

Descriptors :   *PAULINS, MONITORING, AMMUNITION, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, TEMPERATURE CONTROL, SOLAR RADIATION, STORAGE, MAGAZINES(ORDNANCE), HUMIDITY.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE