Accession Number:

ADA099536

Title:

RDX/HMX Plant Design

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. on Phase 1

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

There is presently only one domestic facility for production of RDX and HMX. In order to increase RDXHMX production capability as well as to alleviate dependence on a sole source supply, the initial phase of design for an RDXHMX Expansion Facility was conducted. The proposed RDXHMX Expansion Facility at Holston Army Ammunition Plant HAAP, Kingsport, Tennessee, called Plant X, consisted of two explosives manufacturing lines producing the end products - Composition B, Composition A-5, and Octol 7525, as well as raw material preparation and spent acid recovery facilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE