KCP installs steel cable mesh that can stop a 20 pound item traveling 240 mph

Construction of the Kansas City Plant at the new National Security Campus has included some unique building requirements in support of the national security mission.

Before operations begin at the Linear Acceleration Test Lab, KCP installed a safety steel cable mesh that can stop a 20-pound item traveling 240 mph inside a centrifuge.

KCP regularly tests materials in a variety of environmental conditions including pressure, temperature, acceleration and vibration to enable designers and product engineers to identify design weaknesses and failure modes before production.

The new National Security Campus will be move-in ready by January 2013. Nearly half the size of our existing facility, the new, state-of-the-art green facility will reduce annual operating costs by $100 million and cut energy consumption by 50 percent.

Safety steel cable mesh that can stop a 20 pound item traveling 240 mph.

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A safety steel cable mesh has been installed at Kansas City Plant’s new National Security Campus that can stop a 20-pound item traveling at 350 feet per second (240 mph) inside a centrifuge.

Sep 19, 2012 at 10:00 am