Accession Number : ADP000504

Title :   Detonating Compositions - Hazards in Handling of,


Personal Author(s) : Deshpande,Pralhad M.

Report Date : AUG 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Detonating compositions play a vital role in the functioning of Military Ammunition. There are two types of Detonators viz: (1) Igniferous type which produce flash for initiating delay composition or as Fuze Powder; and (2) Disruptive type filled with a mixture of detonating compositions like CE/PETN/ASA, CE/ASA. These compositions are filled in small quantities and pressed at loads not exceeding 1000 lbs D/L. This study reviews the: Characteristics of Compositions; (2) Sources of Hazards; (3) Severity of Hazards; (4) Preventive Measures; (5) Buildings and Equipments; (6) Control Work Conditions; (7) Practice Good Housekeeping; (8) Eliminate Ignition Sources; (9) Explosion Protection; and (10) Accidents - Case Study.

Descriptors :   *Explosives, *Safety, *Symposia, Detonators, Fabrication, Hazards, Prevention, Accidents

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE