Accession Number : ADA331364

Title :   Environmental Monitoring of Stored Ammunition in South Korea (1995-1997).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL VALIDATION ENGINEERINGDIV

Personal Author(s) : Haas, Bradley J.

PDF Url : ADA331364

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : The U. S. Army Defense Ammunition Center (DAC), Validation Engineering Division (SIOAC-DEV), was tasked by Redstone Technical Test Center (RTTC) to monitor environmental conditions of stored ammunition in South Korea. Ammunition monitoring was conducted at two sites from August 1995 - May 1997. This report contains data obtained by the monitoring. The objective of the instrumentation was to obtain temperature and humidity data for stored ammunition located in South Korea. The data will be used for the purpose of ensuring long-term reliability of ammunition in the field. As expected, igloos showed the least temperature fluctuation of the warehousing facilities instrumented. The maximum temperature recorded inside an igloo was 83 degrees Fahrenheit. Above-ground magazines followed the daily temperature pattern, occasionally exceeding the maximum daily ambient temperature. The maximum temperature recorded inside an above-ground magazine was 113 degrees Fahrenheit. One Quonset hut was instrumented during cold weather months only, and it regularly exceeded maximum daily ambient temperatures. It appeared to have the potential to provide the most hostile warehousing environment of the structure types instrumented. Humidity levels in both above-ground magazines and igloos showed less deviation than ambient humidity level with neither warehousing structure type having a clear advantage.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *MONITORING, *AMMUNITION, *SOUTH KOREA, TEMPERATURE, ENVIRONMENTS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, LONG RANGE(TIME), VARIATIONS, RELIABILITY, PATTERNS, STORAGE, DAILY OCCURRENCE, TEST FACILITIES, HUMIDITY, WAREHOUSES.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE