Accession Number : ADA308038

Title :   Total System Hazards Analysis for the Western Area Demilitarization Facility at Hawthorne Army Ammunition Plant. Priority 3 - Decontamination Building, Large Items Flashing Chamber, Driverless Tractor System, Offloading Dock, and Magazines. Volume 1. Summary Report and Appendices.

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL CHEMISTRY DIV

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

PDF Url : ADA308038

Report Date : DEC 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : This report contains the results of a hazards analysis of the Decontamination Building, Large Items Flashing Chamber, Driverless Tractor System, Offloading Dock and Magazines at the Western Area Demilitarization Facility (WADF) at Hawthorne, Nevada. 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. These techniques were described in the Priority 1 report and are repeated here in Appendix A. The hazards analysis that was conducted produced two types of results. First, the scenarios that can lead to a hazardous outcome were identified by constructing fault tree logic diagrams for each plant section. Such scenarios are chains of events or combinations of events that must occur together or in sequence to cause the outcome of concern.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSION EFFECTS, *SAFETY, *EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, HAZARDS, DECONTAMINATION, ARMY FACILITIES, BLAST WAVES, COMBUSTION, AMMUNITION, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, DEMILITARIZATION, FURNACES, DETONATIONS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, FAULT TREE ANALYSIS, UNLOADING, MATERIALS HANDLING, NEVADA, FLASHES, FIRE SAFETY.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE