Accession Number : ADP005358

Title :   Classification of Explosives under the UN Scheme - A Need for Uniformity or Flexibility?

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EXPLOSIVES SAFETY BOARD ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Smallwood,R. J.

Report Date : AUG 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This paper emphasises the advantages of adopting a uniform international approach towards the classification of explosives for international conveyance and illustrates, by example, the type of difficulty which might occur if such an approach is not adopted. It also explores difficulties which might be encountered in using classifications derived from UN tests as the basis for assessing the practical hazard presented by the explosives in situations other than international conveyance.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES, *CLASSIFICATION, *ARMS CONTROL, *HAZARDS, UNITED NATIONS, LEGISLATION, INTERNATIONAL, COMPATIBILITY, TEST METHODS, STANDARDS, SAFETY, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Government and Political Science
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE