Gradient Technology has over 20 years of experience in successfully implementing ammunition demilitarization solutions for both Commercial and U.S. Government customers. Our technical teams are well experienced in merging commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology with custom process equipment development to provide reliable and safe demil solutions to our customers. Gradient Technology’s goals for these programs are to provide environmentally sound processes for eliminating explosive hazards from obsolete ammunition items while ensuring a safe and operationally efficient process.
The systems we develop for our customers are fully designed, constructed, integrated, and tested at our engineering and fabrication facility in Elk River, Minnesota. Sub-scale prototyping and testing is commonly a part of the programs to ensure all critical steps that lack a high level of performance confidence at the design stage are tested on inert or mock items to validate performance and ensure the factory-acceptance testing phase meets customer expectations. Once testing is completed, Gradient Technology personnel will install, commission, and assist with live testing of the process prior to formal transition to the customer’s operational personnel.
Gradient Technology prepares, maintains, and supplies to its customers a comprehensive technical data package that includes design information, mechanical drawings, vendor documents, electrical and controls drawings, controls programs, hazards analyses, standard operating procedures, maintenance plans and manuals, spare parts lists, etc. Gradient Technology also provides post-project support for all of the demilitarization systems it fields. This support occurs remotely and/or on-site depending upon the customer support required.