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Title: Integrated Data Analysis (IDCA) Program - PETN Class 4 Standard

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 PETN Class 4. The PETN was found to have: 1) an impact sensitivity (DH50) range of 6 to 12 cm, 2) a BAM friction sensitivity (F50) range 7 to 11 kg, TIL (0/10) of 3.7 to 7.2 kg, 3) a ABL friction sensitivity threshold of 5 or less psig at 8 fps, 4) an ABL ESD sensitivity threshold of 0.031 to 0.326 j/g, and 5) a thermal sensitivity of an endothermic feature with Tmin = ~ 141 °C, and a exothermic feature with a Tmax = ~205°C.
Authors:
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  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 AFB, FL (United States)
  4. Applied Research Associates, Tyndall AFB, FL (United States)
  5. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  6. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1305881
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR--568299
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344; AC52-06NA25396; AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; US Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS)
Contributing Orgs:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); 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 AFB, FL (United States); Applied Research Associates, Tyndall AFB, FL (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY small-scale safety testing; proficiency test; round-robin test; safety testing protocols; HME; RDX; potassium perchlorate; potassium chlorate; sugar; dodecane; PETN