Accession Number:

ADA509626

Title:

Attribute Based Explosives Facility Site Planning and Explosives Safety Management a Twenty-First Century Approach

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

INTEGRATED SYSTEMS ANALYSTS INC FORT WALTON BEACH FL

Report Date:

1998-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

We have found existing explosives safety criteria to be overly complicated, sometimes self contradictory, and often in need of interpretation by explosives safety authorities where you may receive different answers from different authorities. Attribute Based Site Planning ABSP is a new paradigm which gets away from the Have you complied with the rule mentality and focuses on whether adequate protection is provided. Attributes such as hardness, accident likelihood, mission essentiality, and value would be assigned to each explosives source and target. Computer software would then evaluate each explosives source target pair to determine the acceptability of the relationship. The computer would display mission impact, damage, level of threat, as well as compliance with minimum standards. Modern desktop and laptop computers have sufficient processing power to implement this paradigm, and to transition the static explosives safety site planning process into a dynamic explosives safety management system.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE