TNT equivalency is used as a basis for several important government regulation issues that include limits imposed upon the size and location of explosive storage facilities, siting and construction of explosive manufacturing and test facilities, and the packaging and transportation of explosives.
Frédéric Peugeot (Warhead Technology) Eric Deschambault (Munitions Safety, Transport & Storage)Dr Pierre-François Péron (Warhead Technology)
Since its founding over 15 years ago, the NATO Insensitive Munitions Information Center (NIMIC) has been dedicated to the acquisition, compilation and analysis of information pertaining to insensitive munitions (IM).
Eric Deschambault (Munitions Logistics - Transport and Storage) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
The development of Insensitive Munitions (IM) has been progressing for over three decades. Every since the highly publicised US Navy aircraft carrier accidents in the 1960s to 1980s, there has been a growing recognition of the value of IM.
Eric Deschambault (Munitions Logistics - Transport and Storage) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)Patrick Touzé (Project Manager)
The United Nations (UN) has a well established and globally applied scheme for the classification of packaged explosives. These materials are assigned to UN Class 1, and there are 6 Divisions of Class 1 (i.e., Class Division (C/D) 1.1 through C/D 1.6).
Eric Deschambault (Munitions Logistics - Transport and Storage)