Accession Number:

ADA024474

Title:

Decision Risk Analysis for Dynamic Separators

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

Investigations resulting from the explosion of the TNT facilities at Radford AAP concluded that excessive amounts of explosive material were contained within the Nitration and Purification N and P Building and Quantity Distance QD requirements would be violated if the lines were reconstructed in their former configuration. One method of satisfying QD requirements is to increase the acid to nitrobody ratio in the N and P section. To maintain the present production rate, flow rates would have to be increased beyond the capability of the current static separators. It has been proposed that dynamic separators be purchased and installed in place of the static separators to accommodate the required increased flow rate. Dynamic separators are expected to achieve the required increase in-process flow without major structural changes. This analysis examines the risk and the expected time and cost of installing dynamic separators at Radford with and without a prior Manufacturing, Methods, and Technology MM and T project. It was concluded that the MM and T would not reduce the risk and would delay the reconstruction unnecessarily.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE