U.S. Army Explosives Safety Test Management Program
ARMY TECHNICAL CENTER FOR EXPLOSIVES SAFETY SAVANNA IL
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This paper describes the development and implementation of the U.S. Army Explosives Safety Test Management Program by the U.S. Army Technical Center for Explosives Safety in Savanna, IL. The primary objective of this new program is to oversee, assist, and support all explosives safety testing conducted by the U.S. Army with the purpose of validating, establishing, or modifying explosives safety standards. In the past, the U.S. Army has had no single, central organization to accomplish this function, which has led to testing duplication, inefficient testing, and ineffective and inefficient utilization of test results. The U.S. Army Explosives Safety Test Management Program was implemented in 1992 to address these problems, and to ensure that the U.S. Armys explosives safety testing resources are optimally utilized. The initial and primary focus of the program is currently on the Supporting Studies for Explosives Safety Program, which consists of nine projects funded by the Program Manager for Underground Ammunition Storage Technologies. A brief description of each of these nine projects -- which are currently in progress and are scheduled to be completed in September 1994 -- is provided to inform the DoD explosives safety community of the overall U.S. Army program and the current projects in progress.
- Safety Engineering
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Ammunition and Explosives