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Department of Defense Ammunition and Explosives Hazard Classification Procedures

Department of Defense Ammunition and Explosives Hazard Classification Procedures

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TB 700–2NAVSEAINST 8020.8BTO 11A-1-47DLAR 8220.1
Joint Technical Bulletin
DEPARTMENTOF DEFENSEAMMUNITIONANDEXPLOSIVESHAZARDCLASSIFICATIONPROCEDURES
HeadquartersDepartments of the Army, the Navy,the Air Force,and the Defense Logistics AgencyWashington, DC5 January 1998
Unclassified
 
SUMMARY of CHANGE 
TB 700–2/NAVSEAINST 8020.8B/TO 11A–1–47/DLAR 8220.1DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES HAZARD CLASSIFICATIONPROCEDURESThis revision--o Adds UN Test Series 1 through 7 protocol with flow chart. Selects U.S. testsfrom protocol. States policy to accept alternate UN tests (para 5-1).o Provides more specific test requirements and pass/fail criteria organized bytest, with diagrams (paras 5-2 thru 5-9).o Adds flash point test for liquid explosives (para 5-9).o Revises blast measurements procedures and interpretations (para 6-2).o Revises fragment hazard assessment procedures (para 6-3).o Incoporates the UN thermal hazards assessment procedures and criteria (para6-4).o Replaces Sample Summary Sheet and NATO Data Card (for ammunition) with sampleDD forms (para 6-5c and figs 6-7 and 6-8).o Identifies alternate hazard classification test (with restrictions) thathave application for qualification, insensitive munitions, and systemvulnerability (para 6-6).o Provides new Service and DOE addresses for interim hazard classificationresponsibilities and actions (para 7-2).o Adds DOT/UN Test Series 3 requirements. States policy that 70-card gap test(or ARDEC solid gun propellant shock sensitivity test) and cap test arerequired for interim HD 1.3 classification (para 7-3a).o Gives procedures for obtaining international shipment of iterim hazardclassified items with competent authority approval (para 7-3d).o Revises responsibilities and procedures for managing the Joint HazardClassification System (JHCS) (para 8-3).o References the changes in DOT hazard classification procedures (para 8-4).o Redefines JHCS data input and format (para 8-5).
 
HeadquartersDepartments of the Army, the Navy,the Air Force,and the Defense Logistics AgencyWashington, DC5 January 1998
*TB 700–2NAVSEAINST 8020.8BTO 11A–1–47DLAR 8220.1
Joint Technical Bulletin
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES HAZARD CLASSIFICATIONPROCEDURES
History.
This is a complete revision of TB 700–2, NAVSEAINST 8020.8A, TO 11A-1-47, andDLAR 8220.1.
Summary.
This publication sets forth de-tailed procedures for hazard classifying am-munition and explosives in accordance withDepartment of Transportation regulations,North Atlantic Treaty Organization guidelines, and United Nations recommendations.
Applicability.
This TB applies to the De-fense Logistics Agency, the Navy, the AirForce, the Active Army, the Army NationalGuard, the U.S. Army Reserve.
Proponent and exception authority.
Theproponent of this TB is the Chairman, Depart-ment Of Defense Explosives Safety Board,Room 856C, Hoffman Building 1, 2461 Eisen-hower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22331–0600,Phone: DSN 221–8624, Commercial: (703)325–8624; Fax: (703) 325–6227.
Suggested Improvements.
Users are invitedto send comments, corrections, and suggestedimprovements directly to the Chairman, De-partment Of Defense Explosives Safety Board,Room 856C, Hoffman Building 1, 2461 Eisen-hower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22331–0600,Phone: DSN 221–8624, Commercial: (703)325–8624; FAX: (703) 325–6227.
Distribution.
To be distributed in accordancewith initial distribution number (IDN)343699 requirements for TB 700-2.
Contents
(Listed by paragraph and page number)
Chapter 1Introduction,
 page 1
Purpose
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1–1,
 page 1
NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG)
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1–2,
 page 1
Use of the procedures
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1–3,
 page 1
Application
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1–4,
 page 1
Hazards not determined by these criteria
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1–5,
 page 1
Predominant hazard
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1–6,
 page 1
Samples for laboratory examination
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1–7,
 page 1
Non-Class 1 and non-regulated articles
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1–8,
 page 1
Transportation of unexploded ordnance (UXO)
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1–9,
 page 1
Chapter 2Glossary,
 page 2
AMMONIUM-NITRATE-fuel oil mixture (ANFO)
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2–1, page 2AMMUNITION
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2–2, page 2AMMUNITION, ILLUMINATING, with or without burster,expelling charge or propelling charge
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2–3, page 2AMMUNITION, INCENDIARY
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2–4, page 2AMMUNITION, PRACTICE
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2–5, page 2AMMUNITION, PROOF
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2–6, page 2AMMUNITION, SMOKE
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2–7, page 2AMMUNITION, TEAR-PRODUCING, with burster, expellingcharge or propelling charge
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2–8, page 2AMMUNITION, TOXIC with burster, expelling charge orpropelling charge
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2–9, page 2ARTICLE, EXPLOSIVE
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2–10, page 2ARTICLES, EXPLOSIVE, EXTREMELY INSENSITIVE(ARTICLES, EEI)
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2–11, page 2ARTICLES, PYROPHORIC
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2–12, page 2ARTICLES, PYROTECHNIC, for technical purposes
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2–13,page 2BLACK POWDER (GUNPOWDER)
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2–14, page 2BOMBS
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2–15, page 2BOOSTERS
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2–16, page 2BURNING REACTION
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2–17, page 2BURSTERS, EXPLOSIVE
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2–18, page 2CARTRIDGES, BLANK
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2–19, page 3
*This publication supersedes TB 700–2, NAVSEAINST 8020.B, AF TO 11A–1–47, DLAR 8220.1, 5 December 1989.
TB 700–2/NAVSEAINST 8020.8B/TO 11A–1–47/DLAR 8220.1
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5 January 1998
Unclassified
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