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Title: LLNL small-scale static spark machine: static spark sensitivity test

Abstract

Small-scale safety testing of explosives and other energetic materials is done in order to determine their sensitivity to various stimuli, such as friction, static spark, and impact. Typically this testing is done to discover potential handling problems that may exist for either newly synthesized materials of unknown behavior, or materials that have been stored for long periods of time. This report describes the existing ''Static Spark Test Apparatus'' at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), as well as the method used to evaluate the relative static spark sensitivity of energetic materials. The basic design, originally developed by the Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey, is discussed. The accumulated data for the materials tested to date is not included here, with the exception of specific examples that have yielded interesting or unusual results during the tests.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
14485
Report Number(s):
UCRL-ID-135525; DP0401281
DP0401281; TRN: AH200136%%699
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 23 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; DESIGN; ENERGY; EXPLOSIVES; FRICTION; SAFETY; SENSITIVITY; STIMULI; TESTING

Citation Formats

Foltz, M F, and Simpson, L R. LLNL small-scale static spark machine: static spark sensitivity test. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/14485.
Foltz, M F, & Simpson, L R. LLNL small-scale static spark machine: static spark sensitivity test. United States. doi:10.2172/14485.
Foltz, M F, and Simpson, L R. Mon . "LLNL small-scale static spark machine: static spark sensitivity test". United States. doi:10.2172/14485. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/14485.
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abstractNote = {Small-scale safety testing of explosives and other energetic materials is done in order to determine their sensitivity to various stimuli, such as friction, static spark, and impact. Typically this testing is done to discover potential handling problems that may exist for either newly synthesized materials of unknown behavior, or materials that have been stored for long periods of time. This report describes the existing ''Static Spark Test Apparatus'' at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), as well as the method used to evaluate the relative static spark sensitivity of energetic materials. The basic design, originally developed by the Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey, is discussed. The accumulated data for the materials tested to date is not included here, with the exception of specific examples that have yielded interesting or unusual results during the tests.},
doi = {10.2172/14485},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {8}
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