The Blue Grass hydrolysate processing system achieved supercriticality for the first time in December during planned system validation.
A Blue Grass technician was a major contributor to a testing performance study that led to a change in a Department of Defense testing standard.
The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant is preparing to use non-agent simulant and surrogate chemicals to test equipment and systems that will thermally decontaminate nerve-agent projectiles and other agent-related materials.
The first of four crews processed explosive rounds in the Static Detonation Chamber at the Blue Grass plant Feb. 15.
Multiple teams working together successfully completed the system demonstration of the Agent Monitoring System in January.
Lessons learned from the installation and testing of the Blue Grass Static Detonation Chamber are proving beneficial to Pueblo plant staff as they plan to use the units to augment the Colorado facility.