The STABIL VI® (Modernized Vacuum Stability Tester, VST) is used for the determination of the chemical stability and compatibility of energetic materials specifically for firearm and rocket propellants.
ADVANTAGES & FEATURES
The unique design of the STABIL VI® completely updates and replaces all comparable old mercury-containing apparatuses and is the standard of excellence
Automatic measurement and evaluation user-friendly software
Continuous Pressure-Time Record and automatic calculation for Volume-Time Dependence
Adaptability of design--the instrument and software are able to be customized
Calibrated volumes of test tubes and pressure sensors
Automatic temperature calibration
1 to 20 independent sample measurements may be conducted simultaneously
Independent alarm circuit for monitoring of temperature (to avoid overheating)
Rate of pressure rise and overpressure inside test tubes are monitored by WINSTAB™ software as a part of the alarm functions
Vacuum Stability Tester STABIL VI is designed to comply with requirements of the following standards of testing:
STANAG 4556: Explosives, Vacuum Stability Test
STANAG 4147: Chemical Compatibility of Ammunition Components with Explosives (Non-Nuclear Applications)
STANAG 4022/4, 4023, 4230, 4284 and 4566 Stability tests of energetic ingredients (RDX, PETN, HNS, HMX, CL-20)
The STABIL VI® is ideal for the determination of the thermal stability and compatibility (reactivity) of a wide range of propellants and other energetic materials (except primary explosives or materials with violent decomposition).
The STABIL VI®- with precision and reproducibility--detects the presence of destabilizing impurities, determines the compatibility/incompatibility of surrounding materials and the effects of aging on energetic materials - all of which cause thermal or chemical instability.
The STABIL VI® testing capabilities are diverse spanning from quality control, to hazardous materials, in-service surveillance, research and development of energetic materials.
Temperature range: 30 - 160 °C
Temperature control accuracy: ±0.1 °C
Digital thermometer accuracy: ±0.1 °C
Pressure transducer range: from 0 to 100 kPa, accuracy: 0.25 %
Barometric pressure transducer range: from 80 to 120 kPa, accuracy: 0.25 %
Test tube volume: 25 ± 2 ml
Sampling rate: 1 s-1 / 1 min-1
Minimal vacuum: 0.3 kPa
Typical sample weight: 5 g
Material of test tubes: Simax® – a borosilicate glass with increased chemical resistance
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