L-215 A Review Of International Hazard Classification
MSIAC maintains a Hazard Classification (HC) database for Ammunition and Explosives (AE) with 16 contributing nations. Governmental personnel from MSIAC member nations are able to access the data through the MSIAC secure website. The contributions are currently provided in various data formats, and until recently, no detailed analysis or comparison of the data has been conducted.
In the summer of 2017, MSIAC analysed the HC data from the various nations. The objectives were to provide insight in differences between nations and changes in their HC assignments over the years. Of special interest are cases where nations classify the same ammunition in a different way. Another objective was to make recommendations for a future automated HC database. The results of this work have been updated with new contributions received between 2017 and 2020, as well as the answer to a recent technical question about classification of Small Arms Ammunitions (SAA). The current report gives an overview of the results.