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By Committee on Review and Evaluation of the Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program, Board on Army Science and Technology, National Research Council

ISBN-10: 0309076129

ISBN-13: 9780309076128

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For example, approval for a decision to use MAVs must be obtained or orders for the procurement of ONCs and the design of the associated container handling building must go forward to avoid delaying the disposal schedule. PREPROJECT PLANNING FOR A MODIFIED BASELINE PROCESS PMCD and its contractors are experienced and knowledgeable organizations that have been involved in the design and construction of five baseline incineration system facilities. It is apparent that some of the critical decision points for Pueblo are engineering design decisions that must be made by project personnel based on technical issues, cost effectiveness, and their impact on the duration of construction and operations.

Six freeze rooms of a standard industrial design will operate at –20°F to –10°F. Munitions will have a residence time of 11 to 15 hours, based on a heat-transfer model for freezing developed by SAIC (Coughlin, 2000). After removal from the freeze room, munitions will remain frozen below 55°F, the freezing point of mustard, for 3 hours. The freezing operation is an important design consideration for the modified baseline process because it will minimize the maintenance problems from frothing that sometimes occur when mustard munitions are processed at normal temperatures through MDMs.

23 lb of explosives in an ECR. ECRs, with only one PMD machine each, have the added advantage that if an ECR becomes contaminated, the other two PMD machines in their separate ECRs can continue operations. Thus, the impact on facility throughput from a contaminated ECR is lower than if there were several PMD machines in fewer ECRs. A preliminary estimate is that 1,000 munitions from the PCD stockpile will leak agent during transport to the ECRs. Leakers would be repacked in sealed overpack containers, safely stored, and later destroyed (Battelle, 1999).

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