Accession Number:

ADA522579

Title:

Storage of Ammunition - Quantitative Risk Assessment - Evaluation and Further Approach

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NORWEGIAN ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND RAUFOSS (NORWAY) AMMUNITION CONTROL CENTRE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-07-26

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

In Norway, we use ammunition storage regulations very similar to the NATO recommendations. As a compliment to the regulations we use risk assessment for some of our approvals for ammunition storage. However, by the late seventies one third of licenses for explosive storehouses could only be issued with a concession. Many of these waivers arose from minor infringements of the quantity distance rules, and the Explosive safety Board considered that most of these were acceptably safe. In 1989 action was started to reduce the number of waivers. This was done by - seeking approval to license storehouses on the basis of risk assessment - building new storages - accepting reduced availability. There are now very few waivers remaining in force. The remaining waivers are the result of temporary situations such as operational training and unforeseen demands. These waivers can be permitted by the officer commanding a particular storage area under the terms of their delegated authority

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE