Electro Explosive Device Training Course July 22-26, 2013

Location: Oaks, Pennsylvania, USA, the home of Franklin Applied Physics, Inc

Lectures:  9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Thursday, and finishing at 2:00 PM on Friday

Cost:  US$1352.00

Note: This course is for electroexplosive device (EED) handlers, their supervisors, safety engineers, and instructors. It is also for designers, R&D personnel, quality control personnel, and inspectors. This year, we offer the course July 22-26, 2013. Next year this course will be July 28-Aug. 1, 2014.


Nature of Explosions – Mechanical, Nuclear, Chemical


Chemistry of explosives and Explosions

Explosive Trains – Primary, Booster, Secondary

Safe and Arm – Separation, One Person, Insertion,

Mechanical, Automatic, Bore-riding, Set-back, Spin, etc.

Ignition of EEDs – Bridge types, Energy (short time),

Power (long time)

Inadvertent Ignition of EEDs – Wrong time, Batteries,

Galvanic Cell, Ground Currents, Electrostatic (ESD),

Radio Frequency (RF), Stray Voltage, Lightning

Physical Effects of Explosions

Uses of Electro Explosive Devices (EEDs)

Quality Control of EEDs – Non-destructive tests, All-fire/

No Fire tests, Output tests

Definitions – Classify by use

High Explosives

Detonation and Effects

Propellants – Guns, Rockets


Testing Explosives

Accident Protection

Storage & Shipment


Sources of Information


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