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Title: Integrated Data Collection Analysis (IDCA) Program - NaClO 3/Icing Sugar

Abstract

The Integrated Data Collection Analysis (IDCA) program is conducting a proficiency study for Small- Scale Safety and Thermal (SSST) testing of homemade explosives (HMEs). Described here are the results for impact, friction, electrostatic discharge, and differential scanning calorimetry analysis of a mixture of NaClO 3 and icing sugar—NaClO 3/icing sugar mixture. The mixture was found to: be more sensitive than RDX but less sensitive than PETN in impact testing (180-grit sandpaper); be more sensitive than RDX and about the same sensitivity as PETN in BAM fiction testing; be less sensitive than RDX and PETN except for one participant found the mixture more sensitive than PETN in ABL ESD testing; and to have one to three exothermic features with the lowest temperature event occurring at ~ 160°C always observed in thermal testing. Variations in testing parameters also affected the sensitivity.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [5]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Indian Head, MD (United States). Indian Head Division
  3. Air Force Research Lab. (AFRL), Tyndall Air Force Base, FL (United States)
  4. Applied Research Associates, Tyndall Air Force Base, FL (United States)
  5. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)
Contributing Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Indian Head, MD (United States); Air Force Research Lab. (AFRL), Tyndall Air Force Base, FL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1305885
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-617403
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344; AC52-06NA25396; AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; small-scale safety testing; proficiency test; impact-; friction; spark discharge-; thermal testing; round-robin test; safety testing protocols; HME; RDX; potassium perchlorate; potassium chlorate; sodium chlorate; sugar; dodecane; PETN; carbon

Citation Formats

Sandstrom, Mary M., Brown, Geoffrey W., Preston, Daniel N., Pollard, Colin J., Warner, Kirstin F., Sorensen, Daniel N., Remmers, Daniel L., Shelley, Timothy J., Reyes, Jose A., Hsu, Peter C., and Reynolds, John G. Integrated Data Collection Analysis (IDCA) Program - NaClO3/Icing Sugar. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.2172/1305885.
Sandstrom, Mary M., Brown, Geoffrey W., Preston, Daniel N., Pollard, Colin J., Warner, Kirstin F., Sorensen, Daniel N., Remmers, Daniel L., Shelley, Timothy J., Reyes, Jose A., Hsu, Peter C., & Reynolds, John G. Integrated Data Collection Analysis (IDCA) Program - NaClO3/Icing Sugar. United States. doi:10.2172/1305885.
Sandstrom, Mary M., Brown, Geoffrey W., Preston, Daniel N., Pollard, Colin J., Warner, Kirstin F., Sorensen, Daniel N., Remmers, Daniel L., Shelley, Timothy J., Reyes, Jose A., Hsu, Peter C., and Reynolds, John G. Mon . "Integrated Data Collection Analysis (IDCA) Program - NaClO3/Icing Sugar". United States. doi:10.2172/1305885. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1305885.
@article{osti_1305885,
title = {Integrated Data Collection Analysis (IDCA) Program - NaClO3/Icing Sugar},
author = {Sandstrom, Mary M. and Brown, Geoffrey W. and Preston, Daniel N. and Pollard, Colin J. and Warner, Kirstin F. and Sorensen, Daniel N. and Remmers, Daniel L. and Shelley, Timothy J. and Reyes, Jose A. and Hsu, Peter C. and Reynolds, John G.},
abstractNote = {The Integrated Data Collection Analysis (IDCA) program is conducting a proficiency study for Small- Scale Safety and Thermal (SSST) testing of homemade explosives (HMEs). Described here are the results for impact, friction, electrostatic discharge, and differential scanning calorimetry analysis of a mixture of NaClO3 and icing sugar—NaClO3/icing sugar mixture. The mixture was found to: be more sensitive than RDX but less sensitive than PETN in impact testing (180-grit sandpaper); be more sensitive than RDX and about the same sensitivity as PETN in BAM fiction testing; be less sensitive than RDX and PETN except for one participant found the mixture more sensitive than PETN in ABL ESD testing; and to have one to three exothermic features with the lowest temperature event occurring at ~ 160°C always observed in thermal testing. Variations in testing parameters also affected the sensitivity.},
doi = {10.2172/1305885},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {2}
}

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