High Pressure Lab

The PRC High Pressure Lab provides an environment for the study of small samples of energetic materials.  The facility has two test cells with concrete reinforced walls for conducting experiments with high burn rate (DOT class 1.3) energetic materials.  A sample temperature conditioning box is located in one of the test cells for thermal soaking of propellant over a range of hot and cold temperatures.  The lab has a high speed data acquisition system for use in ultrasonic burning rate determination, a mixer for small sample formulation studies as well as the necessary equipment (fume hood, chemical shower, blow out panels, etc) for safely conducting experiments with energetic materials.

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High Pressure Lab Floor Plan