Project Eskimore - An Update With Emphasis on a Proposed Earth-Covered Magazine Testing Program
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EXPLOSIVES SAFETY BOARD ALEXANDRIA VA
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Project ESKIMORE, the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board DDESB long-term testing initiative, was started in 2002 and its organization has been described at several previous DDESB Seminars. This paper will provide an update on the overall structure and status of the project, including its various components. One of the elements of the project is the updating of U.S. explosives safety quantity-distance QD criteria, to include earth-covered magazine ECM criteria. Currently, the U.S. Department of Defense DoD has over 25,000 ECM storage sites with many different designs. These explosives storage facilities are used for the majority of U.S. DoD explosives storage, and hundreds of new ECMs are being built every year. This paper describes the scope of a proposed new component of Project ESKIMORE - the ECM Test Program. Elements of the ECM Test Program addressed here include program goals, proposed approach, schedule, debris collection, funding, and participation by other organizations and nations.
- Ammunition and Explosives