R. A. McClure Inc. expands to offer Render Safe services for commercial and bulk explosives

POWELL, OHIO — Offering vast experience working with explosives, R. A. McClure Inc. (RAM Inc.) recently announced the expansion of its business to include render safe services for commercial and bulk explosives. Specializing in unique, one-of-a-kind remediation applications for improperly stored, damaged, discarded, misfired and abandoned explosives, RAM Inc. offers the expertise and specialized tools necessary to safely identify a wide range of explosive materials — from TNT to nitroglycerine to ammonium nitrate — and rendering safe potentially dangerous and deadly situations.

RAM Inc. provides complete turnkey render safe service from initial situation consultation with industry and government agencies to final explosive neutralization and issue resolution. The team offers a dynamic range of expertise for accurately identifying the explosive compound and associated risks. “Because of our extensive experience, we can identify safer and more economical ways to eliminate the risk,” comments Robert McClure, president of R. A. McClure, Inc. “We work on behalf of the client with all necessary local, state and federal agencies to obtain the necessary regulatory approvals.”

RAM Inc.’s qualified team employs a variety of tools at its disposal to analyze and neutralize the explosive materials present. Technicians rely on field explosive detection kits to distinguish the type of explosive present and use portable X-Ray systems for identifying the condition of the explosive material. Borehole cameras detect unexploded materials from blasting operations at manufacturing and storage facilities, mines, and oilfields, while video and closed circuit TV are used to safely identify explosives at a distance. Rated up to 6.5lb of TNT equivalent, the company’s explosive containment trailer gives RAM Inc. the flexibility to contain and move sensitive explosive material.

RAM Inc. offers several methods for explosives removal and site remediation and selects the best solution, based on the individual application. “We want to fully solve the problem by rendering the site safe, but we don’t take

one hazard in turn it into another during the process,” says Carlton Lehman, P.E., project manager for RAM Inc. “Our services include environmentally safe options for destroying commercial and bulk explosives.”

RAM, Inc.’s exclusive, environmentally safe chemical neutralization process offers faster site remediation, little danger to the user and community for disposal and reduces the time to achieve complete response by eliminating pricey hazardous disposal costs.  “The Environmental Protection Agency is transitioning away from burning to chemical neutralization for a more ecofriendly, biodegradable and bio-stable method of destroying explosives,” adds Lehman.

For more details about RAM Inc.’s new render safe program, contact Robert McClure at r.mcclure@ramets.com .

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