Accession Number : ADP000473

Title :   A Proposed Minimum Safety Criteria for Equipment Used to Test Bridgewire Continuity of Electro-Explosive Devices,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : Guthrie,Mitchell A.

Report Date : AUG 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : To ensure a greater level of reliability and safety in the use of electro-explosive devices (EEDS), it is necessary to measure the continuity of the Devices Bridgewire. However, the electrical equipment used to measure these parameters is sometimes capable of causing premature detonation of the EED or sensitize the igniter resulting in a dud. This report describes minimum design criteria proposed for electrical equipment that can be used safely to test the electro-explosive devices. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Explosives, *Safety, *Symposia, *Test equipment, *Explosives initiators, *Premature functioning(Ordnance), Igniters, Wire, Ammunition components, Reliability, Safety, Electric detonators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE