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Title: Explosive destruction system for disposal of chemical munitions

Abstract

An explosive destruction system and method for safely destroying explosively configured chemical munitions. The system comprises a sealable, gas-tight explosive containment vessel, a fragment suppression system positioned in said vessel, and shaped charge means for accessing the interior of the munition when the munition is placed within the vessel and fragment suppression system. Also provided is a means for treatment and neutralization of the munition's chemical fills, and means for heating and agitating the contents of the vessel. The system is portable, rapidly deployable and provides the capability of explosively destroying and detoxifying chemical munitions within a gas-tight enclosure so that there is no venting of toxic or hazardous chemicals during detonation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [4]
  1. Livermore, CA
  2. Manteca, CA
  3. Albuquerque, NM
  4. Baltimore, MD
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
982787
Patent Number(s):
6881383
Application Number:
09/817,484
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F42 - AMMUNITION F42B - EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING, FIREWORKS, AMMUNITION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Tschritter, Kenneth L, Haroldsen, Brent L, Shepodd, Timothy J, Stofleth, Jerome H, and DiBerardo, Raymond A. Explosive destruction system for disposal of chemical munitions. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Tschritter, Kenneth L, Haroldsen, Brent L, Shepodd, Timothy J, Stofleth, Jerome H, & DiBerardo, Raymond A. Explosive destruction system for disposal of chemical munitions. United States.
Tschritter, Kenneth L, Haroldsen, Brent L, Shepodd, Timothy J, Stofleth, Jerome H, and DiBerardo, Raymond A. Tue . "Explosive destruction system for disposal of chemical munitions". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/982787.
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abstractNote = {An explosive destruction system and method for safely destroying explosively configured chemical munitions. The system comprises a sealable, gas-tight explosive containment vessel, a fragment suppression system positioned in said vessel, and shaped charge means for accessing the interior of the munition when the munition is placed within the vessel and fragment suppression system. Also provided is a means for treatment and neutralization of the munition's chemical fills, and means for heating and agitating the contents of the vessel. The system is portable, rapidly deployable and provides the capability of explosively destroying and detoxifying chemical munitions within a gas-tight enclosure so that there is no venting of toxic or hazardous chemicals during detonation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2005},
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