Development of a Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA) of Binary Reactor
CHEMICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The Chemical Research and Development Center CRDC mission is to conduct research and to provide life cycle engineering for chemical weapons, and chemical and biological defense. For CRDC to meet its mission requirements, operations must be conducted utilizing chemical agents. One means used by the Safety Office to ensure compliance with safety and operational requirements is to require a Standing Operating Procedure SOP for all hazardous operations. During the SOP review process, a preliminary hazard analysis PHA is developed for new operations involving chemical agents. The purpose of this report is to define the requirements for a PHA, the methodology used to develop a PHA, and to show the applicability of a PHA for use with chemical agent operations. The operation being evaluated by PHA in this report is the binary reactor. The binary reactor is a pressure vessel specifically designed to simulate a munitions formation of binary lethal agents under various test conditions.
- Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare