Accession Number : ADP000465

Title :   Static Electricity Phenomena in the Manufacture and Handling of Solid Propellants,

Corporate Author : SOCIETE NATIONALE DES POUDRES ET EXPLOSIFS SAINT-MEDARD-EN-JALLES (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Kent,Ralph

Report Date : AUG 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The studies described herein show that capacitive discharges and constant potentials may ignite the combustion of composite propellants. The results analysis allowed SNPE to point out criteria based upon percolation phenomena and specific laws of volumic resistivity as a function of temperature. The above criteria should be able to predict, - with a rather good approximation, - the behavior of some propellants in regard to static electricity. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Explosives, *Safety, *Symposia, *Conferencing(Communications), *Static electricity, Handling, Processing, Manufacturing, Static dischargers, Static eliminators, Hazards, Ignition, Combustion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE