DEKRA Process Safety

Explosives Characterization Testing

Tests for energetic materials are critical to ensure high-levels of performance, reliability, and quality control. They are also absolutely essential to assure the health and wellbeing of the people working with and around these materials. Even trace amounts of energetic material can react explosively under the right (or, should we say, wrong) circumstances.

This Focus article explores the many reasons for testing energetic materials in the workplace. To understand the hazards, we need the right people interpreting the right data in the right way. We cover:

  • Risk management
  • In-process safety
  • Facility and magazine siting
  • DOT/UN/NATO shipping classification