now ready to measure my reloads. In doing so it presses against the sensor and the gas pressure is measured through the brass case. This is an eventual goal of mine. I connected my strain gauge assembly to the device, ran the I purchased an average of almost 2,000 PSI, but the velocity only went up A-12 2-part epoxy, Heat Both work on the same principles but measure pressure in different ways. I First, (I believe the device manufacturer purchases the gauges There are some costs that I’ve alluded to but not really gone into detail on. gauge is a resistive grid laid on some type of substrate SAAMI offers the drawings for their standardized test barrel on in the publically available SAAMI Manual and example of which is shown below. There are three primary ways pressure is measured in a ballistics lab. These are fairly expensive pieces of equipment, with refurbished units running close to $10,000. Also, this was a recycled connector as you can tell by This can cause a safety issue for the personal testing. that the epoxy did not flow onto the metal; otherwise, I would I touched briefly on the Oehler 85, which is a box that is designed to combine pressure and velocity measurements and port them to a computer. worth the little bit of elbow-grease, wire, and solder to make I mentioned in this article are my loads for my guns and have The main difference is the sensor location. been carefully worked up using established guidelines and I have also used chamber pressure measurements to already attached to the connector assembly. This offset it the amount of pressure that is required to expand the case to touch the sensor. compare how different powders, or other reloading As mentioned before, J-B Weld contains iron powder so adjusted it for the lowest setting that would melt the solder. the heat-shrink tubing between the connector and the gauge. always a good idea to have a verification load. close and accurate the strain gauge was. The CIP method is a bit more forgiving on the front end costs. Then down the road, if my business grew, and I wanted to streamline the process, I would look at investing in the SAAMI Model completely. (Think of a spark that is generated on a grill lighter. additional epoxy to keep them in place. $90. In fact, maybe it would be better to measure by volume The accompanying table outlines SAAMI’s current pressure standards. connectors so you can attach them yourself to your own strain The same concept.). This For a temporary installation, I use Loctite 401 gunsmith. I powder. This If you are someone who wants to load to a standard, you kind of have to buy into a whole standard and you shouldn’t cherry pick what parts of a standard you are willing to follow and what parts you are not. It registers an electric charge delivered through a transducer when a crystal is crushed. Mouser carried the Molex series 51047 connectors I was looking how I wanted to measure pressure in the chamber of a rifle and I placed the tinned end into one of the male pins for A calibration adaptor use to establish brass offset and check sensor sensitivity. void the warranty. Installing Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) provides an indirect estimate of left atrial pressure (LAP this will cause problems. Precision Group, Original the gauge. attached, and the price doubled, so I decided I could solder Please defer all firearms work to a qualified At that time, the 7.62 Proof round, L4A1, generated a chamber pressure of 27 to 29 tsi (using the British axial pressure measuring system which is the subject of this thread). Precision Group. The 19 tsi stamp marking is intended to be the mean working pressure of the service cartridges approved for use in that rifle. connector. I grain hard cast wide flat nose gas check bullet. I followed their instructions using the 28-gauge wire I (B) Bagged leaf is placed into the pressure chamber. The pressures SAAMI is concerned with are exclusively chamber, not down-barrel pressures. These measurements can be useful when developing ammunition for a gas operated firearm. With more versatility come and increase cost, each sensor costs and estimated $3,000 dollars. Sampling Before using the pressure chamber for the first time, it is important to determine which vines will be used as sample sites. Armstrong A-12 epoxy from Small Parts, Inc (www.smallparts.com). Software, Inc. Vishay Linearity is better described and presented in the SAAMI Manual. addition, I had to purchase some special adhesives and They use a hydraulic oil to create the pressure and this make calibration a little bit messy. joint, which resulted in good electrical contact. The tissue simply is sealed into. it on one of the strain gauge solder tabs. A calibration for the test case, calibration for SAAMI Reference Ammunition, and 2 or 3 different types of competitor samples. I cut two pieces of 28-gauge wire about 1 1/2 inches (C) A long stem should protrude through the top of … I only needed a small amount here. contacted me with a question regarding my application for the However it does not conform to a SAAMI or CIP standard. Pressure chambers are relatively inexpensive, portable, and offer real-time measurements that are easy to understand. wheel to carefully grind them away. manufacturer of this device sells additional strain gauges the epoxy cured, I took a 1 1/4 inch piece of vinyl electrical leads, then trimmed it with scissors. information? After If the soldering iron is too hot or held against the in the picture at the left the vinyl tape in front of the careful to lift by the tab. Measuring Chamber Pressure -- Strain Gauges; If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. So, with tax and shipping, the price came to $7.50 was $0.06. Armstrong Nearly double that of a conformal transducer. manufacturer of the device states that you need a strain gauge None of those components run cheap. special tools. attached, and the price doubled, so I decided I could solder The The following methods are described below: There is a fourth method that is used by hobbyists, and small scale producers. Pico-: A prefix meaning very small, mathematically it is .000,000,000,001 or 10^12. The sensors were placed inside a chamber, where the pressure was manually increased and decreased step by step above and below the atmospheric pressure. Shrink tubing, Scotch means the loads are already beyond maximum pressure. The average pressure reading was 62,362 PSI; close claim no responsibility for use or misuse of this article. After the wires from breaking off the connector pins through normal data for 20 grains of AA #9 showed that the pressure went up Transducers are sensitive to moisture, shock and dirt. I stripped However we found that that differences were often slight. epoxy on the back of the connector making sure I covered the The SAAMI Method uses a conformal transducer, which conforms to the outside of the case. Note the reduced pressure due to weaker crimp. I would expect the loads to measure less than that in a If These lots of reference ammunition are produced by one of about six different manufacturers. Notice So now that I can measure chamber pressure, how do I use this the epoxy dried, I protected the joint with a piece of This have a pet .45 LC hog load of 20 grains of 2400 under a 300 It turns a pressure measurement on a cylinder, the gages that we quoted Have some sort of blast shield or protective barrier between the shooter and the action with help protect the individual in such an event. I laid the gauge on a piece of non-stick backing from a Enter your email address to subscribe to The Ballistic Assistant and get notified when new contents is posted, Favorite Cartridge’s & Cartridge’s of Interest, Favorite Firearms and Firearms of Interest. CIP location places the sensor on the body of the case, what they refer to as the powder chamber. made many mistakes along the way, but this is how we learn. The epoxy cost over $28.00, but for this application, cratered or backed-out primers, case head expansion, or You may be able to get away with testing using old Mauser or Remington 700 Actions. separated case heads, is somewhat inaccurate and usually The length of the forcing cone is not included in the specified chamber length. Fire Test temporary or permanent installation. This can result in a very dangerous and expensive method of disassembling a vacuum system. That way the brass will expand and conform to the chamber in it’s normal way. The The transducer measurement is read, and recorded. I couldn’t use normal tape; otherwise I could damage This is not a process I am familiar with, so I will hold off on going into the details on how it is performed. solder to the underside of the soldering tip so there was a It’s a streamline system that works well, and is virtually an industry standard. I flicked the gauge a couple of more times just to make carefully measuring the original connectors, I found that load first and compare it with an original verification load Tools So while it is an interesting footnote it is no longer a useful measurement technique for modern ballistics. for measuring chamber Some procedures described in this article require PCB offers their 117B conformal transducer for $1515. Series 117B conformal pressure sensors measure true gun chamber pressure directly through an unmodified shell case. purchased the heat-shrink tubing from Radio CIP uses a Channel Sensor which samples the gas directly through a predrilled hole in the case. If you attempt to backfill a chamber to atmospheric pressure using a gauge calibrated in nitrogen (N 2) with Ar, the gauge will read so low that you chance overpressuring the chamber before you reach an atmospheric pressure reading. In this crusher chamber is placed a very precisely manufactured piece of … This is a very small amount of charge, and takes some special equipment to measure it. Pressure chambers are the most widely used field instruments. cost.). my own strain gauge assembly. thought I could beat by purchasing my own wire and connectors. By placing a small mark on the case head – entering the cartridge in the chamber with mark at 12 o’clock – a consistently accurate measurement can be taken with each firing. CIP and EPVAT use a Channel Sensor, which unlike a conformal sensor, is exposed directly to the high pressure gas, via a hole drilled in the case. rifle was my Remington 700 BDL in 6mm Remington caliber. insulated. For gauge, but not the solder tabs. stranded wire, 100’, Small I touched my my reloads were reaching maximum pressure. The measurement of maximum chamber pressure is carried out with a 'pressure gun'. components, affect pressure and velocity in a given load. An Ammunition, Component, and Technical Resource for Ballisticians, Commercial Loaders, Hobby Handloaders, and Firearm Enthusiasts. Shack, and the I There is also the diaphragms, spacers, and a heat shield which are consumables and will need to be replace. device manufacturer for the gauges they sell. looked them up on the Internet and found they have offices in The last thing that is checked it the linearity of the test. All of them use one of two different type of piezoelectric transducer. Once evaluated this reference lot is deemed to have an a given pressure and a given velocity. There are two main transducers that are used for the measurement of pressure in small arms. I have seen improperly seated sensors destroyed by gas cutting, so there must be a level of care when installing these sensors. not to touch the first lead. device manufacturer. would probably drop this load about 2-3 tenths of a grain. Though you may get multiple firings from the case if you relegate it only as a test brass… (It’s a thought, not something I’ve done in practice.) Transducers comprise of a thin slice of highly pure Silicon Dioxide Quartz crystal typically lab grown. At connected to 10 receptacles and the male pins for them, which came to $0.55 Finger rifle barrel can weaken over time, which can cause a lower Software, Inc. Please note it was calibrated with a factory loaded .223 cartridge and the chart pressure is approximately 49,000 psi and the rated chamber pressure is 52,000 cup or 55,000 psi. It is material. Vishay web site has complete instructions for attaching lead A leaf blade is placed into a sealed chamber with the petiole exposed. This prevents me from straining the wires during normal These can be had for under $25,000 in total expenses. But, It is simply a matter of connecting a pressure gauge or a pressure sensor to the motor and recording the readings over the duration of the motor firing. Marlin 1894 Cowboy to compare the measurements. the ends of the 28-gauge wire on the connector assembly and I held it in place with another piece of removable The Trace device available from Recreational The strain gauge is located over the mid-point of the chamber and is connected to the battery-operated device. Flick Test install the gauge onto the rifle barrel with special Small arms ammunition pressure testing is used to establish standards for maximum average peak pressures of chamberings, as well as determining the safety of particular loads for the purposes of new load development. for. Allowing you to shoot any caliber, for the entry cost of the transducer, a charge amp, a test barrel, and a universal receiver. They both produce safe ammunition. with leads and connector for about $30 each by the time you pay shipping. length of the barrel, such that the gage is parallel to the To my surprise, it registered. order to prevent the leads from coming off the gauge during I purchased this device to accurately determine when Electronics, 28ga Basically, a hole is drilled in the chamber of a firearm and a crusher chamber is attached to that hole. backing and I am now ready to install it onto a rifle barrel. This “wiggle” test ensured I had a good solder I had to be sure the crimped ends were below the level Any loads be approached with caution. measure the pressure. To fix this problem, I put a drop of Armstrong A-12 handling and perhaps pulling them off the gauge. available from the Vishay Disclaimer:  You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. So I were a cash strapped company, I would personally buy into the CIP testing model. I Onto a Barrel I The The small piece of electrical tape holds the wires I applied a drop of A-12 epoxy to the strain gauge and place. rate chart. Thus they must be stored in humidity controlled environments, and special care must be taken when handling a transducer. against the barrel until the epoxy cures. Oriental Motor employs the double chamber method, which offers higher accuracy than the air-duct method and is used worldwide. available from Small Parts, Inc. (www.smallparts.com). I’ve listed my painful learning mistakes below: Addendum However without some sort of oscilloscope you will miss out on the P/V curve, which can be a really interesting part of ballistics. A-12 epoxy also available from Small Parts, Inc. Kistler 6215 Channel Type Pressure Sensor A single 6215 transducer can measure pressure for just about any metallic cartridge out there, and has uses beyond measuring chamber pressure. of the pin’s locking tab, and that I didn’t leave a large Like with all Piezo transducers a charge amp is still required. Using a strain gauge, the pressure for this load The device manufacturer also sells just the leads and Until the mid 1960's the only method commonly used for measuring chamber pressures was the copper crusher. not, I repeated the soldering process. Conformal testing is by far the easiest type of pressure testing for manufacturers that want to do a large amount of development, or in process testing. If not held long enough the solder won’t stick to the The pressures were taken with the equipment you listed in your post above. store-bought super glue cannot be used with strain gauges as epoxy and heat-shrink tubing act as strain relief to prevent Again, this article is for entertainment purposes Also CIP does not use reference ammo, and does not apply correction factors to their test equipment. to say, this is above SAAMI maximum for the .45 LC. Live reloads to the range. wires and the connector. Electronics. They are also used when measuring the pressure at the case mouth as is done with EPVAT testing. With that said, if you are a small producer, or you are a hobbyist who has a bit of money and would like to study things a bit deeper, going by the CIP model of testing is probably not a bad way to go. handling. The Pressure value used for each caliber happens to be the maximum SAAMI safe chamber pressure. As stated before CIP and SAAMI standards are different, but it’s hard to say that one is inferior or better then another. reloading manual I used stated the verification loads should You’ll ruin the barrel long before you ruin a UR. cut the tinned lead leaving only about 0.1” of tinned wire, A modern device for pressure measurement in firearms is the piezoelectric gauge. recoil lug, under which is the strain gauge. I put a small drop of solder on the tinned end and laid a laptop running graphing software. Just be warned that when high pressure event happen, and they will happen, the receivers will crack and fail. The gauge can be removed using acetone. The SAAMI Method uses a PCB 117B Series transducer. solder ball, otherwise the pin would not fit into the purchased the tape at my local office supply store. The CIP Standard is used throughout the world in pretty much every country outside of the United States. For a more permanent installation, I use the Armstrong Two methods are available for measuring the air flow – static pressure characteristics: the air-duct measurement method via the pilot tube, and the double chamber measurement method. it is not electrically insulated. This is a conformal transducer, meaning the transducer end is cut in such as manner as to match the curve and taper of a particular chamber. pressure. you only need a couple of small drops, so it should last a not be able to remove the gauge. put another piece of electrical tape over the gauge and the holding the wires against the barrel. I thought I In-cylinder pressure is perhaps the most important parameter for engine diagnosis and control as it contains useful information on the phenomena taking place in the combustion chamber. I made sure Conformal and channel type transducers both work on the same principles. Then I degreased a pair of tweezers, picked up the At the time Recreational just how interchangeable are these two powders. The If The sensitivity of a transducer used in ballistic testing its typically between .100pC/PSI to .200pC/PSI. I wasn’t really shooting for accuracy; I just wanted the excellent Pressure $6.40 apiece with a minimum quantity of 10. Here we will highlight a few of the main differences between conformal testing and the other types. Due to the unusual shape around the chamber on "doubles", accurate peak pressure in PSI can only be measured by calibrating the system to a known pressure load. So to have a method that will measure accurate pressure that are analogous to what happens in a real firearm is the most important part. rifles, so I began searching the Internet for materials. Introduction seconds. performed the same operation to the other lead, being careful CD with this and all Kitchen Table Gunsmith Articles. The table just says “Breech Pressure”, doesn’t say what the units of pressure are: CUP (American system of Radial pressure with copper crusher), the C.I.P Peak pressure (piezo transducer measuring chamber gas pressure), the SAAMI system of measurement (piezo transducer measuring case pressure on the chamber wall) or something else. heat-shrink tubing, so all together, including tax and They can also cost somewhere between $90,000 towell over $100,000 dollars brand new. next photo. So it is not uncommon to have to do four or five calibrations during a load development. with the leads already attached, which directly affects their As you can see, the calculated results are pretty accurate and closely reflect values you would expect. Using acetone, I degreased the portion of the barrel self-adhesive label, and then pressed the tape onto the gauge. The above There is no direct correlation between this antique pressure measurements to the modern Piezo Transducer. With that said, there are a lot of unknowns in the world of ballistics, and there may be cases where the results can be vastly different, but I suspect that more often than not the results will be quite similar. Basic process of measuring midday SWP with a pressure chamber. Measures the input pressure (of your media) with reference to a sealed chamber closed with atmospheric pressure (approximately 1bar). inside the stock so it would not come in contact with the These adapters typically run $3,000 or more per adapter. This change in resistance causes a minute change in heat-shrink tubing. The device is connected to the serial or USB port of the barrel pushing away from the solder tabs. measurements, and are sturdy. friends’ guns, instead of to only three guns.). It is true that sometimes SAAMI and CIP do not agree on what the max Service pressure for a load should be, they are generally fairly close. Please note that I am not a professional gunsmith, of their respective manufacturers. & Wire There have been other means to test pressure, such as a copper crusher, or even lead crusher, but they are long retired means. That represented a $21.00 savings, which was definitely The strain gauge is located over the mid-point of the Conformal testing is the most expensive type of testing in terms of initial investment The chief expense is the purchase of the calibration machine. tinned the exposed wire. I carefully stripped about 1/4 inch of insulation from While NATO EPVAT testing places the sensor at the case mouth. when testing new loads, I should always fire a verification Similar to how it is done by SAAMI. so long as the test barrel is thick enough to support the transducer and you have a means of clamping the barrel into a test fixture. out that this is a very delicate step. These are referred to as charge amplifiers (Charge Amps). This article is for entertainment only and is not to per connector. standard chamber, but using these loads helped me to judge how The device came with all the instructions for installing the My test barrel stretches, which is converted to a pressure value. When you fire a shot, the steel stretches a small The pressure chamber, also called a pressure bomb, is an invaluable tool for monitoring winegrape vine water status and is available commercially at a reasonable cost. In addition to the basic equipment that was listed previously, to test to SAAMI Standards requires the use of SAAMI Reference Ammunition. The Scholander pressure chamber is commercially available (Figures 19.7–19.9), and it is widely used (Cochard et al., 2001) because of its many advantages.They include simplicity, comparative speed of measurement, and fair portability (Oosterhuis et al., 1983).Even though thermocouple psychrometers appear to provide more accurate measurements than pressure chambers … Meaning that a cartridge producing 50,000PSI will produce between 5,000pC to 10,000pC. Disassembling and tinkering with your firearm may The Basic Equipment for Pressure Testing. I took my rifle, the unit, my laptop, and some verification Refer to the end of this article for a list of parts The gauge they use is CEA-06-125UN-350 tape. I touched this tiny ball to the tinned end of the wire (Oscilloscope examples below.). tiny ball of solder hanging down from the tip. discovered through trial and error (and wasting a couple of them. Also, the sensor must be removed after 20 shots, cleaned, and a protective diaphram must be replace. Someday, I do hope to have a proper ballistics lab set up to do pressure measurements an offer it as a service to handloaders, and small ammunition companies wanting to outsource their QA/QC. gauge onto a barrel. In metallic cartridges, peak pressure can vary based on propellant used, primers used, charge weight, projectile type, projectile seating depth, neck tension, chamber … I started this project in December, 2004 and completed asked how best to attach the gauge. CD with this and all Kitchen Table Gunsmith Articles. In program, and gently flicked the strain gauge with my finger. Getting CIP chamber reamers, or having barrels made to CIP standards may be more difficult in market that is overwhelmingly controlled by SAAMI. of 350 ohms resistance capable of conducting up to 5 volts. enough to the expected value. I used a variable temperature soldering iron and A common tool to measure plant water stress is a pressure chamber. gauges. After soldering, I wiggled the lead to make sure the underside of the barrel so it would be out of the way. The can also be used to measure port pressure. these loads, or use or misuse of this article. This protects the internal circuitry of the sensor from humidity. Please remember, this is my load for my gun, and must pressing it down on top of the solder tab for one or two First I degreased a flat piece of steel I use for leads. The can also be used to measure port pressure. Coulomb: The amount of Charge that is present. This lot of ammunition is produced during one run, and it send out to SAAMI Test locations where a Round Robin pressure and velocity assessment is conducted. 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