Accession Number : ADP004901

Title :   Evaluation of Materials for Thermal Protection

Corporate Author : LONE STAR ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT TEXARKANA TX (OPERATED BY DAY AND ZIMMERMAN INC)

Personal Author(s) : Martin, J I

Report Date : Aug 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : An on-going program to provide improved thermal protection for pyrotechnic operators is described. The critical first step in providing improved personal protection is to insure that the best available material is used to provide the outer shield. Researchers and manufacturers are continually introducing new materials, but they have not been tested against the special kind of thermal threat presented by pyrotechnics. A method of comparative testing of fabrics and other materials is described, and the results obtained with some of the latest available varieties of fabrics are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, *PYROTECHNICS, BURNS(INJURIES), OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), THREATS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE