Accession Number : ADA307372

Title :   Total System Hazards Analysis for the Western Area Demilitarization Facility at Hawthorne Army Ammunition Plant Priority 1 - Steam and Hydraulic Systems. Volume 1, Summary Report and Appendices.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL CHEMISTRY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Pape, Ronald ; Swider, Edmund ; Heilker, Charles ; Mniszewski, Kim ; Eacret, Dwayne

PDF Url : ADA307372

Report Date : JUL 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 187

Abstract : This report contains the results of a hazards analysis of the steam and hydraulic systems at the Western Area Demilitarization Facility (WADF) at Hawthorne, Nevada. The analyses have been divided into five plant areas: (1) Washout/Steamout Building North Tower; (2) Washout/Steamout Building South Tower; (3) Refining Building; (4) Bulk Explosives Disposal Facility; and (5) Process Water Treatment Plant. The methodology used was a combination of failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) and fault tree analysis (FTA), with quantification accomplished through the use of a fault tree computer model.

Descriptors :   *TOXIC HAZARDS, *ARMY FACILITIES, *EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SCENARIOS, LOADING(HANDLING), PROBABILITY, COMPATIBILITY, WATER TREATMENT, ILLNESS, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, DEMILITARIZATION, HYDRAULICS, STEAM, RDX, SAFING AND ARMING(ORDNANCE), HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, SYSTEM SAFETY, PLASTIC BONDED EXPLOSIVES, BLACK POWDER, FAULT TREE ANALYSIS, NITROCELLULOSE, NEVADA, ACCIDENTS, AMMONIUM NITRATE, HMX, DOUBLE BASE PROPELLANTS.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE