Accession Number : AD0428308


Title :   GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND SITE CHARACTERISTICS. PART I. PART II. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF FACILITY.


Corporate Author : QUARTERMASTER RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMMAND NATICK MASS


Report Date : Aug 1961


Pagination or Media Count : 1


Abstract : The Quartermaster Radiation Laboratory to be built at Natick, Massachusetts, will be used for research and development on processes for the preservation of foods by irradiation. Consistent with this primary objective and with economy, the design will provide for the possibility of future food irradiation on a semi-production basis requiring expansion of the food preparation area, and for possible radiation research on materials other than food. The design will also take into consideration the large number of visitors that is anticipated. The laboratory includes a megacurie level cobalt-60 cell, a 24 Mev linear accelerator, nuclear control laboratories, a pilot plant area for food preparation, a taste test kitchen, and other support areas. The material contained in this section relates to an over-all description of the radiation laboratory, which will include a general facility description, site location and the various related environmental characteristics. Part II contains the technical description of the QMRL, including mechanical operation of the building, safety controls and devices, and descriptions of the radiation cells and their operation. (Author)


Descriptors :   *FOOD , *RADIATION EFFECTS , *RADIATION EFFECTS , PRESERVATION , PRESERVATION , TEST FACILITIES , VENTILATION , SAFETY , CONTROL , ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS , SAFETY EQUIPMENT


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE