Steber, Shawn ; Waters, Cory . 2011. Better Performance of Aerial Ignition Spheres Through Proper Storage and Handling. 1151 2312P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.
Aerial ignition spheres that are handled or stored improperly can have performance problems. Spheres with performance problems may not ignite properly and also may cause plastic sphere dispenser (PSD) machines to become dirty and jam. Following a few simple guidelines for inspecting, storing, and transporting plastic spheres will result in improved and safer operations, lower costs, and easier PSD machine maintenance.
Keywords: aerial ignition, controlled burning, hazardous materials, plastic sphere dispenser, plastic spheres, potassium permanganate, prescribed burning, safety at work
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