The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Static Detonation Chamber team traveled to the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Kentucky Feb. 25-26 for a lessons-learned visit with colleagues at their Explosive Destruction Technology facility after more than a year of biweekly calls to discuss the systems.
“The phone calls have helped us to understand the challenges at BGCAPP,” said Paul Dent, an SDC management team member. “There’s a lot to learn when you start one of these plants.”
“Giving a site tour prompts a lot of questions and information sharing,” said Dave Webb, EDT plant manager, BGCAPP. Both Webb and Dent said the site visit was extremely helpful.
Three SDC units will destroy munitions not suitable for automated processing in the Pueblo plant’s main facility. A list of more than 50 lessons learned from EDT are helping workers make decisions regarding the Pueblo SDC units. The Blue Grass plant started operations of its SDC last year.
“We have a pretty aggressive schedule and we have to be successful in meeting the 2023 deadline of agent destruction,” said Dent.