| || Hazard Classification Testing of Primers used in Small Arms Ammunition
Author : Bhalla, A.K. ;Uppal, K.S.;Vishvamitra
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:49(1) ; 1999 ; pp 27-30
Subject : 623.45 Ammunition;623.4 Armaments and Ballistics;620.261 Explosives
Keywords : Explosion hazards ;Projectiles;Primers;Initiating devices
Abstract : "Primer is a small initiating device used for ignition of propellant charge and subsequent ejection of projectile from a weapon. Hilherto, primers were classified under safely class. Recent accidents however, have raised doubts about their diversification. Field trials were therefore carried out to ascertain their correct behaviour under different conditions. It was observed that the nature of filling composition, its charge mass and the type of package had profound influence on the hazard classification which could change its classification from safety class to mass explosion hazard. "