Should Hazard Classification Assignments Be Revisited Over Time?
NAVAL ORDNANCE SAFETY AND SECURITY ACTIVITY INDIAN HEAD MD
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Should hazard classification assignments be revisited over time Currently munitions classifications are assigned early in their lifecycle and last for their entire life. Data to support or refute this approach is limited. This paper reviews the many aspects of harmonization between hazard classification and Insensitive Munitions IM that have occurred in the past ten years. Recently the IM community has started investigating the effects of aging on IM characteristics. With the similarities between the two disciplines, hazard classification should be participating to determine whether the aging data produced would have an impact of the classification assigned.
- Safety Engineering
- Ammunition and Explosives