Explosive Safety Criteria at a Department of Energy Contractor Facility
MOUND LAB MIAMISBURG OH
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Monsanto Research Corporation MRC operates the Mound facility in Miamisburg, Ohio, for the Department of Energy. Small explosive components are manufactured at MRC, and stringent explosive safety criteria have been developed for their manufacturing. The goals of these standards are to reduce employee injuries and eliminate fenceline impacts resulting from accidental detonations. This paper describes the manner in which these criteria were developed and what DOD standards were incorporated into MRCs own design criteria. These design requirements are applicable to all new construction at MRC. An example of the development of the design of a Component Test Facility will be presented to illustrate the application of the criteria.
- Safety Engineering
- Ammunition and Explosives