Origin and Subsequent Modifications of Explosive Safety Quantity- Distance (ESQD) Standards for Mass Detonating Explosives with Special Reference to Naval Vessels. Volume 1
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD STRUCTURES DEPT
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This report details the origin and subsequent modifications made over time to the Department of Defense Explosive Safety Quantity-Distance ESQD Standards for mass detonating explosives, especially those related to submarine tender operations. These standards are based upon the reasoned deliberations of the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board DDESB since its inception in 1928 to the present. Investigation of these ESQD Board standards was accomplished primarily by studying the official historical volumes at the DDESB which detailed the technical data, administrative and military constraints, and accidental and test explosions experience upon which the judgments of Board members were based. Volume I summarized the overall ESQD problem, including its background. A brief overview and summary is given therein of 1 the materials investigated and reported upon, and 2 the origins and modifications to the ESQD standards. Conclusions drawn and references studied are also included.
- Safety Engineering
- Ammunition and Explosives