MILITARY SPECIFICATION EXPLOSIVE COMPOSITION September 1974 MILITARY SPECIFICATION EXPLOSIVE COMPOSITION A5 ... (For Propellants and Explosives) ACS Chemicals

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  • MIL-E-oo14970c (AR)

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    29 May 1986 USE IN LIEU OFMIL-E-14970B24 September 1974

    MILITARY SPECIFICATION

    EXPLOSIVE COMPOSITION A5

    This military specification has been prepared by the US ArmyArmament Munitions and Chemical Command based upon currentlyavailable technical informationbut has not been approved forpromulgation as a coordinated revision of MIL-E-14970B. It issubject to modification. However, pending its promulgation asa coordinated military specification, it may be used inacquisition.

    1. SCOPE

    1.1 Scope. This Military Specification covers an explosivedesignated as Explosive Composition A5 (see 6.3).

    1.2 Classification. Explosive Composition A-5 shall be ofthe following classes:

    Class 1 - Explosive Composition A-5 which has not beensubjected to density/sensitivity test (sampling inspection, see4.5.3.1).

    Class 2 - Explosive Composition A-5 which has passed thedensity/sensitivity test (100% inspection, see 4.5.3.2.1)

    2. APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS

    2.1 Government documents.

    2.1.1 Specifications and standards. The followingspecifications and standards form a part of this specification tothe extent specified herein. Unless otherwise specified, theissues of these documents shall be those listed in the issue ofthe Department of Defense Index of Specifications and Standards(DODISS) and supplement thereto, cited inthe solicitation.

    Beneficialcomments (recommendations,additions,deletions)and any pertinentdatawhich may beefuseinimprov-ingthisdocument shouldbeaddressedm Commander, U.S.Army Arrrmmenl Research,Developmentand Engineer-ingCen ler,A tin:AM SMC-QA, Dover,New Jersey07801-5001by usingtheself-addressedStandardizationDocumentImprovement Proposal(DD Form 1426)appermigatthetmd ofthisdocument or by letter,

    AMSC N/A Fsc 1376DISTRIBUTIONSTATEMEW A. Approvedfor public release;distributionis unlimited.

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  • MIL-E-O014970C (AR)

    SPECIFICATIONS

    MILITARY

    MIL-S-271 -MIL-R-398 -

    STANDARDS

    MILITARY

    MIL-STD-105 -

    MIL-STD-109 -MIL-STD-650 -MIL-STD-l168-MIL-sTD-l171-

    MIL-sTD-1218-MIL-STD-1235-

    Acid, StearicRDx

    Sampling Procedures and Tables forInspection by AttributesQuality Assurance Terms and DefinitionsExplosive: Sampling Inspection and TestingLot Numbering of AmmunitionAcceptance and Description Sheets(For Propellants and Explosives)ACS ChemicalsSingle and Multilevel ContinuousSampling Procedures and Tablesfor Inspection by Attributes

    2.1.2 Other Government documents, drawings, andpublications. The following.other Government documents, drawings,and publications form a part of this specification to the extentspecified herein. Unless otherwise specified, the issues shall bethose in effect on the date of the solicitation.

    DRAWINGS

    US ARMY ARMAMENTCENTER (ARJ3EC)

    7548644 - BOX,

    RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING

    Packing for High Explosives;Assembly Details, Packing and Marking

    7548645 - Carton, Packing, Reusable-Collapsiblefor High Explosives; ASsembly, DetailsPacking and Marking

    9257923 - BOX, Fiberboard, Packing, Reusable,Collapsible for High Explosives, SinglePiece

    NAVAL ORDNANCE SYSTEMS CONMAND

    2426912 -2426913 -2426914 -2426917 -LD549486-

    Explosive Properties Assembly (see 6.7)Donor Assembly (see 6.7)Acceptor Assembly (see 6.7)Attenuator (see 6.7)Explosive Properties, List of Drawings,Assemblies, Parts, Specifications, Etc.

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    MIL-E-O014970C (AR)

    (Copies of specifications, standards, drawings and publications,required by manufacturers in connection with specific acquisitionfunctions should be obtained from the contracting activitv or asdirected

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    by the contracting officer).

    OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS

    CFR 100-100 - Department of Transportation Rules andRegulations for the Transportation ofExplosives and Other Dangerous Articles

    * (The Interstate Commerce Commission Regulations are now a part ofthe Code of Federal Regulations, available from the Superintendentof Documents, US Government Printing Office, Washington, EC20402. Orders for the above publications should cite 49 CFR.

    2.2 Otherpublications. The following documents(s) form apart of this specification to the extent specified herein. Unlessotherwise specified, the issues of the documents which are DODadopted shall be those listed in the issue of the DODISS specifiedin the solicitation. Unless otherwise specified, the issues ofdocuments not listed in the DODISS shall be the issue of thenongovernment documents which is currenton the date of thesolicitation.

    AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING

    ASTM Designation E300 -

    ASTM D2905

    AND MATERIALS (ASTM)

    Recommended Practice forSampling Industrial Chem-icals

    Statement on Number ofSpecimens Required toDetermine the AverageQuality of a TextileMaterial

    (Application for copies should be addressed to the AmericanSociety for Testing and Materials, 1916 Race Street, Philadelphia,PA 19103.)

    2.3 Order of precedence. In the event of a conflict betweenthe text of this specification and the references cited herein(exceDt for associateddetail specifications, specification sheetsor MS-standards), the text of this specificatio~ shall take Pre-cedence.. Nothing in this specification, however,applicable laws and regulations unless a specificbeen obtained.

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  • 3. REQUIREMENTS

    MIL-E-0014970C (AR)

    3.1 Material.

    3.1.1 Composition A5,. Composition A5 shall consist of TypeII RDX, complying with the requirements of MIL-R-398 for RDX andStearic Acid,complying with the requirements of MIL-S-271. Thecomposition shall be made by the wet slurry method by coating theRDX with stearic acid dissolved in cyclohexanone (see 6.6).

    3.2 Chemical and physical tests. Unless otherwise specifiedin the contract or purchase order, Composition A5 shall conform to

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    the requirements specified in Table I when tested as specified bythe applicable test methods.

    TABLE I Physical and chemical requirements.Requirement Test Method

    Property Class 1 Class 2 Paraqraph

    Composition 4.6.1

    RDX, %Min.Max.

    98.599.0

    98.599.0

    Stearic Acid, %Min. 1.0 1.0Max. 1.5 1.5

    Insoluble ParticlesNo. Particles Retained

    on USSS 40, Max. o

    No. Particles Retainedon USSS 60, Max. 5

    Moisture, % Max. 0.10Solvent, % Max. 0.30Bulk Density, g/cc Min. 0.95

    Granulation, % PassingUSSS 12, Min. 99.0USSS 200, Max. 2.4

    Density/SensitivityDensity, g/ccMin.Max.Average, Max.

    SensitivityExplosions, No.

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    4.6.2

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    0.10 4.6.30.30 4.6.40.95 4.6.5

    4.6.699.02.4

    4.6.7

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  • MIL-E-O014970C (AR)

    3.3 Data requirements. Description Sheets for each lot ofComposition A5 produced shall be provided to the Technical Agencyin accordance with 4.5.4.

    3.4 First article inspection. This specification containstechnical provisions for first article inspection. Requirementsfor the submission of first article samples by the contractorshall be as specified in the contract (see 4.4.1).

    3.5 Process controls. The contractor shall submit a ProcessControl Document to the Government specifying the processvariables which are considered critical for the production ofComposition A5. The Process Control Document shall be submittedin accordance with 4.2.

    3.6 Workmanship. The manufacturer shall use procedures andcontrols which assure that the Composition A5 produced does notcontain foreign material such as dirt, rust, paint or metal chips,etc., and that the safety and reliability of the explosive are notcompromised. Compliance with this requirement shall be asspecified in 4.6.8.

    4. QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS

    4.1. Responsibility for inspection. Unless otherwisespecified in the contract or purchase order, the supplier isresponsible for the performance of all inspections specifiedherein. Except as otherwise specified in the contract or purchaseorder, the supplier may use his own or any other facilitiessuitable for the performance of the inspections specified herein,unless disapproved by the Government. The Government reserves theright to perform any of the inspections set forth in thespecification where such inspections are deemed necessary toassure supplies and services conform to the prescribedrequirements. Reference shall be made to MIL-STD-109 to defineterms used herein.

    4.1.1 Responsibility for compliance. All items must meet allrequirements of sections 3 and 5. The inspection set forth inthis specification shall become a part of the contractors over-all inspection system or quality program. The absence of anyinspection requirements in the specification shall not relieve thecontractor of the responsibility of assuring that all p:odicts orsupplies submitted to the Government for acceptance comply withall requirements of the contract. Sampling in quality conformancedoes not authorize submission of known defective material, eitherindicated or actual, nor does it sommit the Government toacceptance of defective material.

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  • MIL-E-O014970C (AR)

    4.2 Submission of process control data. A Process ControlDocument shall be submitted to the Technical Agency (AMSMC-QAR-R(D)) in accordance with Data Item Description, DI-P-1604(Tailored). The document shall contain a description of theprocess, all materials used, process conditions/procedures andproduction/inspection equip