Accession Number:

ADA532172

Title:

Compare and Contrast Non-DoD Explosion Safety Rules to DoD Practices Related to Offsite Impacts

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ABSG CONSULTING INC SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Defense related organizations are required to meet published explosives safety standards DoD and NATO related to siting of inhabited buildings and impact to off-site community. The government agencies such of Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency have published criteria that address refining and chemical industry impacts to the public. The American Petroleum Institute has facility siting recommended practices. Finally, there are published accounts of explosion accidents that quantify the explosion and document impacts to off-site. This paper compares and contrasts the above mentioned explosives safety criteria and published incident data related to off-site impacts. Analysis of building damage is performed and discussed to further quantify potential impacts to buildings and occupants.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE