HAZARD DIVISION AND TRANSPORT CLASSIFICATION TESTS

THERMAL STABILITY TEST

The thermal stability test for explosive or pyrotechnical packages is performed in a heat chamber. The package is kept at 75 °C for 48 hours, whereupon the ignition, explosion, outer package stability and temperature rise in the product are examined.

12 M DROP TEST

12 m drop test for explosive or pyrotechnical packages is carried out at the drop tower equipped with the winch and the impact plate. This test determines whether the package can withstand a free-fall impact without producing any significant fire or explosion hazard.

SINGLE PACKAGE TEST

The test package is placed on a 3 mm thick steel plate on the ground and covered with sand to a depth of half a metre. The test is performed to determine whether mass explosion is possible.

EXTERNAL FIRE TEST

The volume of the test package is 150 litres in the external fire test. The packages are placed on a metal grid surrounded on 3 sides by aluminium sheets. These are checked for possible traces of fragments and hazardous projections. By means of this test the hazard division is determined on the basis of burning, hazardous projections, fragments and other dangerous effects.

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