Mortar Separations in Troughs and Drums

K. L. and B. J. Kosanke

ABSTRACT: Rarely is there only one mitigation strategy to reduce the level of hazard posed by a problem. This concept is explored in the context of alternate strategies for limiting the potential problem posed by fireworks mortar bursts within troughs and drums. This begins with a discussion of the nature of the mortar burst problem and the current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements for using mortar troughs. This is followed by a discussion of a series of alternate mitigation strategies that are thought to provide equivalent spectator protection.

Ref: Selected Pyrotechnic Publication of K.L. and B.J Kosanke, Part 5, (1998-2000), pp 97-103

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