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Report - ROF Bishopton - August 2010

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by BenCooper, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. BenCooper

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    After all the palaver 18 months ago - annoying BAE Systems, being questioned and charged by the police and all that, I'd be really daft to go back to explore a live explosives factory, wouldn't I? Yup :)

    Here are some pictures of how daft I was. There's a reasonable amount of overlap with my report from last year, but with new pictures, more accurate info, and a bunch of new finds.

    First up, the Factory I guncotton plant - These beaters were used to chop up the nitrocellulose slurry:

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    Next the vat houses, where the nitrocellulose was steeped:

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    This one cracked me up - the poster says, very faintly, "ROF Bishopton Fire Instructions"

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    Then the dipping tubs, where cotton fibres were soaked in acid:

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    More steeping:

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    Next pulping and blending:

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    Now onto the neighbouring nitrocellulose plant - nitrocellulose is very similar to guncotton, just made with paper cellulose instead of cotton cellulose.

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    To be continued...
     

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