Demonstration/Validation of the TC-60 Controlled Detonation Chamber, Porton Down, UK: Final Demonstration Test Report
Final rept. Jul 2004-Jul 2006
EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The DemonstrationValidation testing conducted at Porton Down, UK, between July 2004 and July 2006 proved that CH2M HILLs Controlled Detonation Chamber CDC technology could safely and effectively destroy munitions containing CW agents without generating large quantities of process wastes. The TC-60 CDC system successfully met all the test objectives and goals of the August 2004 Final Test Plan. Residual chemical agents were completely destroyed before the carbon filters used in the CDC system and were never detected outside of the CDC engineering controls. The testing demonstrated enhanced TC-60 CDC system throughput capacity. A total of 74 munitions were destroyed during a 2 week test period. The maximum throughput was achieved during the second week when 42 munitions were destroyed in 14.5 hr. Munitions were packaged two per detonation event, and the average cycle time stabilized at 35 mindetonation. Based on the results of this testing, the CN2M HILL TC-60 CDC is considered ready for operational testing and deployment in support of CW materiel demilitarization activities.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Ammunition and Explosives