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Title: Variation of methods in small-scale safety and thermal testing of improvised explosives

Here, one of the first steps in establishing safe handling procedures for explosives is small-scale safety and thermal (SSST) testing. To better understand the response of homemade or improvised explosives (HMEs) to SSST testing, 16 HME materials were compared to 3 standard military explosives in a proficiency-type round robin study among five laboratories, two U.S. Department of Defense and three U.S. Department of Energy, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate, Explosives Division.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [6] ;  [6]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, MD (United States)
  3. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  4. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, Redstone Arsenal, AL (United States)
  5. Applied Research Assoc., Tyndall Air Force Base, FL (United States)
  6. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-649574
Journal ID: ISSN 0721-3115
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 40; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0721-3115
Publisher:
Wiley
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; small-scale safety testing; homemade explosives; improvised explosives; impact; friction; electrostatic discharge
OSTI Identifier:
1266675

Sandstrom, Mary M., Brown, Geoffrey W., Preston, Daniel N., Pollard, Colin J., Warner, Kirsten F., Sorensen, Daniel N., Remmers, Daniel L., Phillips, Jason J., Shelley, Timothy J., Reyes, Jose A., Hsu, Peter C., and Reynolds, John G.. Variation of methods in small-scale safety and thermal testing of improvised explosives. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1002/prep.201400108.
Sandstrom, Mary M., Brown, Geoffrey W., Preston, Daniel N., Pollard, Colin J., Warner, Kirsten F., Sorensen, Daniel N., Remmers, Daniel L., Phillips, Jason J., Shelley, Timothy J., Reyes, Jose A., Hsu, Peter C., & Reynolds, John G.. Variation of methods in small-scale safety and thermal testing of improvised explosives. United States. doi:10.1002/prep.201400108.
Sandstrom, Mary M., Brown, Geoffrey W., Preston, Daniel N., Pollard, Colin J., Warner, Kirsten F., Sorensen, Daniel N., Remmers, Daniel L., Phillips, Jason J., Shelley, Timothy J., Reyes, Jose A., Hsu, Peter C., and Reynolds, John G.. 2014. "Variation of methods in small-scale safety and thermal testing of improvised explosives". United States. doi:10.1002/prep.201400108. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1266675.
@article{osti_1266675,
title = {Variation of methods in small-scale safety and thermal testing of improvised explosives},
author = {Sandstrom, Mary M. and Brown, Geoffrey W. and Preston, Daniel N. and Pollard, Colin J. and Warner, Kirsten F. and Sorensen, Daniel N. and Remmers, Daniel L. and Phillips, Jason J. and Shelley, Timothy J. and Reyes, Jose A. and Hsu, Peter C. and Reynolds, John G.},
abstractNote = {Here, one of the first steps in establishing safe handling procedures for explosives is small-scale safety and thermal (SSST) testing. To better understand the response of homemade or improvised explosives (HMEs) to SSST testing, 16 HME materials were compared to 3 standard military explosives in a proficiency-type round robin study among five laboratories, two U.S. Department of Defense and three U.S. Department of Energy, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate, Explosives Division.},
doi = {10.1002/prep.201400108},
journal = {Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics},
number = 1,
volume = 40,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {9}
}