Explains the steps of the Munitions Washout System, and how it will drain and clean chemical agent from munitions during the chemical weapons destruction process.
Provides information on air-powered, manually-operated Munitions Handling Lift Assist machines, also known as Industrial Manipulators, that will enable the safe, ergonomic and efficient handling of materials of nearly any size, weight or shape.
Testing was performed at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) in February to determine what a failure in the Munitions Washout System (MWS) would mean during full-scale operations.
The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will use the Munitions Treatment Unit (MTU) to eliminate residual chemical agent from munitions, employing a heating technique similar to baking a pizza. “The MTU is essentially a large pizza oven, about 80 feet long,” said Kent Ladd, training specialist. “After a thorough washing, the munitions spend aboutRead more