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

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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 ... continued below

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Foltz, M F & Simpson, L R August 23, 1999.

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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.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-ID-135525
  • Report No.: DP0401281
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/14485 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 14485
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625546

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Foltz, M F & Simpson, L R. LLNL small-scale static spark machine: static spark sensitivity test, report, August 23, 1999; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625546/: accessed January 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.