ASME published Code Case 2564  in January 2008 on impulsively loaded vessels, which is the first design guidance of this kind worldwide. The authors participated in the Task Group of Sec. VIII, Div. 3  and were also intimately engaged in development, design and operation of detonation chambers DAVINCH®. DAVINCH® is an acronym for Detonation of Ammunition in Vacuum INtegrated CHamber, utilized for destruction of old non-stockpile chemical weapons, which were recovered from underground and sea in several areas of Japan, China, and Belgium. The quantity destroyed to-date has reached as high as 4,500 items. Figure 1, and 2 show the installations of DV65 at Port Kanda, Japan and DV50 at Poelkapelle, Belgium, with maximum capacity of 65kg and 50 kg TNT-equivalent respectively.
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Asahina, JK, & Kitamura, R. "A Study on Safer Operation of Impulsively Loaded Vessels." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference. Volume 5: High Pressure Technology; Nondestructive Evaluation Division; Student Paper Competition. Prague, Czech Republic. July 26–30, 2009. pp. 137-142. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/PVP2009-78133
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