Accession Number : ADD005991

Title :   Insensitive Ammonium Nitrate.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Boyars,Carl

Report Date : 07 Nov 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The danger of the accidental detonation of large masses of commercial ammonium nitrate during handling and storage under normal climatic conditions is reduced by replacing the ammonium nitrate with a solid solution of potassium nitrate in form III ammonium nitrate wherein the potassium nitrate constitutes from more than zero to less than 50 weight percent of the solid solution. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Ammonium nitrate, Detonations, Hazards, Sensitivity, Stabilization, Storage, Phase transformations, Solid solutions, Replacement, Potassium compounds, Nitrates

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE