Accession Number:

ADA513625

Title:

Buildings and Equipment Contaminated with Explosives

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY TECHNICAL CENTER FOR EXPLOSIVES SAFETY SAVANNA IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

DOD is closing more bases and releasing more property than at any time since after World War 2. Some of this property contains buildings and equipment used for munitions manufacturing, maintenance, or demilitarization. These buildings, and any equipment remaining in them, may harbor residual explosives. Such buildings and equipment can present explosion hazards if subjected to operations such as cutting, drilling, sawing, welding, or demolition. These buildings and equipment must be inspected to determine if explosion hazards exist. If found, hazards must be eliminated before the buildings are released or demolished. This paper will address these questions What causes explosives residues to become deposited Where should you look for explosives residues How do you detect explosives residues How do you remove explosives residues

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE