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March 1998 4 9 TA and Facilities Descriptions Facility Hazard Categories
Table 4-6 identifies the facilities in TA-11 that fall into a facility hazard category because of the type
of operations performed in the facility. Nuclear Facility Hazard Categories
No facilities at TA-11 are categorized as nuclear facilities. Non-Nuclear Facility Hazard Categories
TA-11 has four facilities (Buildings 0, 25, 30, and 36; Figure 4-8, Sheet 1) categorized as L/ENS.
The primary hazard from operations at TA-11 is the accidental detonation of one or more of the
test specimens. No unexpected events or detonations have occurred during any testing conducted
during the past 30 years. Industrial hazards associated with hydraulic systems, cryogenic
cooling systems, and the incidental uses of solvents, adhesives, and other chemicals can occur. Burn Pit
The burn pit or burn tank (Building 0) is used for tests to determine the effects of fire on a component
or assembly. Drop Tower
The drop tower (Building 25) is used for tests to determine the effects of dropping a component
or assembly from a height of 150 ft (46 m). Vibration Test Building
The Vibration Test Building (Building 30) houses equipment used to determine the effects of vibrations
on a component or assembly under various conditions. Magazine
The magazine (Building 36) is used for storing explosives. Nonhazardous Facilities
The remaining 11 facilities are used for activities that are not considered to represent a hazard to
the general public. These buildings are used for storing explosives components, explosives control,
and general storage.


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