Naval Explosive Safety Improvement Program (Milestone II-1) Plans and Programs
NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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The Naval Explosives Safety Improvement Program NESIP, Milestone II-1, has as its objective the examination of Naval munitions in the quantities and scenarios experienced on Naval waterfronts, to determine fragment and blast hazard ranges. This paper will review the organization of the program, discuss several of its major on-going testing programs, review some of its many past accomplishments, and discuss its relationship with the Navys Weapon System Explosive Safety Review Board. Specifically, the paper will review findings and testing concerning hazard ranges and sympathetic detonation of bombs and torpedoes in the open and torpedoes in certain classes of ships. It will discuss analytic studies of several Navy Weapon Systems including the Penguin Missile System and the Destructor MK 14 MOD 0. In addition it will present previously unpublished fragment velocity data taken from the NESIP data base.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Safety Engineering