Application of Quantitative Hazard Analysis Technique in Mixing Operations of High Energy Materials.

  • A. K. Jain Centre for Environment & Explosive Safety, Delhi
  • C. Rajagopal Centre for Environment & Explosive Safety, Delhi

Abstract

Production 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.

Author Biographies

A. K. Jain, Centre for Environment & Explosive Safety, Delhi
A K Jain obtanied his M Tech and MBA . His areas of interest include risk & hazard analysis and computers. He is presently heading the risk & Hazard Analysis Division at the Centre for Environment & Explosives Safety (CEES), Delhi .He has more than 22 research papers and reports to his credit.
C. Rajagopal, Centre for Environment & Explosive Safety, Delhi
C Rajagopal obtained her phD from Indian Institute of Technology , Delhi in 1982. Her areas of interest include hazards & risk analysis , design & developnment of treatment technologies for industrial effluents and environmental quality monitoring .She has 14 research papers to credit.

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Published
2013-01-01
How to Cite
JainA., & RajagopalC. (2013). Application of Quantitative Hazard Analysis Technique in Mixing Operations of High Energy Materials. Defence Science Journal, 49(1), 19-26. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.49.3781
Section
Armaments & Explosives