Significance and Use
5.1 This test procedure is used to measure two of the main effects of an explosive detonated in a trash receptacle as related to the type and amount of explosive charge and the location where the charge is placed in the trash receptacle. The two effects are:
5.1.1 Release of primary and secondary fragments, and
5.1.2 Physical damage to the trash receptacle.
5.2 This test procedure is applicable to all trash receptacles, including lidded or non-lidded as supplied by the manufacturer.
5.3 This test procedure is used to generate data for use in developing performance specifications for trash receptacles.
5.4 For users having interest in determining overpressures created by the detonation, Appendix X1 provides guidance for making such determinations.
1.1 This test method provides a procedure for characterizing the performance of a trash receptacle when an explosive is detonated within the receptacle.
1.1.1 The procedure determines the extent and location of fragments produced during the explosion, and whether breaches are created in the exterior surfaces of the trash receptacle.
1.1.2 Appendix X1 provides guidance for determining the magnitude of blast waves (that is, external overpressures) developed.
1.1.3 Effects due to a fireball resulting from the detonation of an explosive within a trash receptacle are beyond the scope of the test method.
1.2 This test method is intended to be performed in open-air test arenas.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values stated in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D747 Test Method for Apparent Bending Modulus of Plastics by Means of a Cantilever Beam
D790 Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
D882 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Thin Plastic Sheeting
D883 Terminology Relating to Plastics
E2740 Specification for Trash Receptacles Subjected to Blast Resistance Testing
VoluntaryProductStan Structural Plywood Available from the worldwide web at http://ts.nist.gov/Standards/Conformity/upload/PS%201%20final%20complete%20w%20cover.pdf.
blast resistance; explosive charge; fragmentation; overpressure; pressure waves; security; trash receptacle;
ICS Number Code 13.230 (Explosion protection)
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