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Particle size distribution (Granulometry)

Administrative data

particle size distribution (granulometry)
Type of information:
other: handbook data
Adequacy of study:
key study
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data

Data source

Reference Type:
review article or handbook
Military Explosives
United States Army
Bibliographic source:
Technical Manual 9-1300-214. Headquaters, Department of the Army, September 1984, p.7-9 to 7-11

Materials and methods

Principles of method if other than guideline:
In this Technical Manual the granulation is reported.
GLP compliance:
not specified
Other quality assurance:
other: reliable handbook data
Type of method:
other: not reported

Test material

Test material form:

Results and discussion

Particle size distribution at different passages
>= 0.053 - <= 0.297 mm
Remarks on result:
other: Particle size distribution was determined to be in the range >= 0.053 - <= 0.297 mm.
Particle size distribution determined by sieving through No. 50, No. 100, No. 200 and No. 270 US standard sieves (see under overall remarks).

Applicant's summary and conclusion

The particle size of the test item is in the range between 0.053 mm and 0.297 mm.
Executive summary:

In the Technical Manual, the particle size distribution of the test item determined by sieving is reported: 98% at minimum passed through a No. 50 US standard sieve, 96% through a No. 100 US standard sieve, 25 -90% through a No. 200 US standard sieve, and 0 -15% through a No. 270 US standard sieve. Based on these information, it can be concluded that the test item particle size is in the range between 0.297 mm (corresponding to a No. 50 US standard sieve) and 0.053 mm (corresponding to a No. 270 US standard sieve).