Accession Number : ADP005322

Title :   Vented Suppressive Shielding in Pyrotechnic Operations,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE STATION INDIAN HEAD MD

Personal Author(s) : Katsanis,D. J. ; Henderson,W. P.

Report Date : AUG 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Technological advanced in propulsion system design and corresponding demands for more energetic igniter materials have pressed the capacity of rocket igniter manufacturing facilities at the Naval Ordnance Station, Indian Head. A survey of operations was made and methods of enhancing space utilization and safety were evaluated. The vented suppressive shielding technology was selected. Application of this technology permits handling of increased pyrotechnic quantity and reduces non-productive personnel movement with improved safety. Design considerations and testing results are presented.

Descriptors :   *ROCKET IGNITERS, *MANUFACTURING, *SAFETY, *SHIELDING, VENTS, BARRIERS, EXPLOSIONS, SUPPRESSION, PROTECTION, INDUSTRIAL PERSONNEL, INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT, PYROTECHNICS, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Safety Engineering
      Explosions
      Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE