The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant achieved a destruction milestone when 716 munitions were processed in one day June 13.
“We saw the best performance we have ever had. We processed an average of 475 munitions per day, for a total of 1,902 rounds processed in a four-day period,” said Kim Jackson, plant manager, PCAPP.
As PCAPP continues through the pilot testing phase, daily munition processing counts are important to help determine how much can be accomplished under maximum operating conditions. During operations, an anticipated 500 munitions will be processed per day, Jackson said.
“We must keep in mind that this performance was achieved despite countless other activities going on at the same time,” said Gary McCloskey, deputy project manager, PCAPP. “It really is a testament to what we can achieve when we work together.”
As of June 16, the pilot plant surpassed processing 31,000 rounds.
“We’ve come a long way since the first munition was processed on Sept. 7, 2016,” Jackson said.