TOP-5-2-522, TEST OPERATIONS PROCEDURE: PERFORMANCE TESTING OF EXPLOSIVE COMPONENTS (20-NOV-2007)
TOP-5-2-522, TEST OPERATIONS PROCEDURE: PERFORMANCE TESTING OF EXPLOSIVE COMPONENTS (20-NOV-2007)., This TOP describes performance testing of explosive components employed in missile and rocket systems. Components such as safe and arm firing devices, initiators, linear shaped charges, exploding bridgewires, explosive transfer line assemblies, etc. are subjected to a series of environmental tests followed by a function or final performance test. The performance test verifies compliance to all requirements as specified by the missile or component specification. Data from these tests are used mainly for test and evaluation purposes but could be used to support aging surveillance assessment programs. Typically, 10% of the explosive component population or lot is selected for performance testing. Successful completion of testing will result in a shelf life of 5 years starting from the test completion date.