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Treatment Systems

Explosive Destruction System

The Explosive Destruction System (EDS) destroys chemical-filled, explosively configured munitions in a safe and environmentally sound manner. The EDS uses cutting charges to explosively open chemical munitions, destroying their explosive elements before the chemical agent is neutralized. The system’s main component, a sealed, stainless steel containment vessel, contains all the blast, vapor and fragments from the munition. The EDS is transportable, providing on-site treatment and neutralization of chemical warfare materiel. Neutralization completion is confirmed by sampling residual liquid and air prior to reopening the EDS.

To learn more about the EDS, see the following information products:


Single CAIS Access and Neutralization System

The Single CAIS Access and Neutralization System (SCANS), treats small quantities of Chemical Agent Identification Set (CAIS) items. Each disposable, one-time use unit weighs less than 40 pounds and allows on-site treatment of small quantities of chemical agent found in CAIS glass ampoules, vials and bottles.

To learn more about the SCANS, see the following information products:

 


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