Accession Number : ADD000175

Title :   Device to Prevent Accidental Ignition of Electro-Explosives from Electrostatic Discharge.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Petrick,John T

Report Date : 05 Feb 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent concerns a conductive structure connected to an electroexplosive device casing and extending into close proximity to igniter electrical lead wires at a place where discharge of stray electrostatic charges across a spark gap from one or both of said lead wires to the conductive means will not cause ignition of the electroexplosive devices.

Descriptors :   *Explosives, *Electrostatic charge, *Safety equipment, *Patents, Spark gaps, Static electricity, Electric discharges, Electric bridges

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE