FIRE HAZARDS FROM COMBUSTIBLE AMMUNITION, METHODOLOGY DEVELOPMENT. PHASE I
The initial phase of a program related to hazard classification of combustible munitions has been completed. This program has two overall objectives. The first objective was to develop quantity-distance standards and criteria for combustible compositions assigned to classes 1.3 and 1.4. The second objective of the overall program is to develop standard test procedures to classify the materials with respect to the hazards that they present to exposed materials, structures, and persons during storage and transport. Based on this program, much was learned that can be applied to the development of a standardized classification test for characterizing the fire hazards of combustible munitions. The burning behavior of the materials is better understood, therefore more realistic quantity-distance standards can be developed.
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- Pape, R
- Waterman, T E
- Takata, A N
- Publication Date: 1980-6
- Pagination: 164 p.
- TRT Terms: Burning rate; Classification; Combustion; Explosives; Fires; Flammability; Handling and storage; Hazard analysis; Hazards; Methodology; Military shipments; Packaging; Range (Vehicles); Safety; Standards; Storage facilities; Test procedures; Tests; Transportation; Weapons
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ammunition; Fire hazards
- Old TRIS Terms: Military traffic; Range distance
- Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00336296
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: MDA903-79-C-0327
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM