Application of Quantitative Hazard Analysis Technique in Mixing Operations of High Energy Materials.
AbstractProduction of composite propellants invovles a variety of operation, of which mixing of various ingredients is a Key step . Given the intrinsically hazardous nature of many of these ingredients, mixing operation is carried out in a stepwise manner with carefully weighed ration of the reactants and under controcondition condition ,is one of hazardous step in production process In this paper quantitative assessment of the hazards involved in such a mixing operation has been carried out using fault- tree analysis technique to indentify all the possible basic event combination which could lead to the occurrence of a selected 'top event' such as fire or explosion in the mixer building . Measures to improve the safety features in the mixer building are also suggested.
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