Hazard Classification Testing of Primers used in Small Arms Ammunition.
Keywords: Explosion hazards, Projectiles, Primers, Initiating devices
AbstractPrimer 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.
How to Cite
VishvamitraM., UppalK., & BhallaA. (2013). Hazard Classification Testing of Primers used in Small Arms Ammunition. Defence Science Journal, 49(1), 27-30. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.49.3782
Armaments & Explosives
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