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This course focuses training attendees on the DoD 4145.26-MDoD Contractors’ Safety Manual for Ammunition and Explosives.

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Location Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
201 N Saint Mary's St
San Antonio TX 78205

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August 17, 2020 - August 21, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Last day of the course will end around 2pm local
Registration Fee $2,050.00

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This course uses lecture, discussion, and workshops to provide an in-depth knowledge of explosives site plans (ESPs). Students will be immersed in explosives safety quantity distance (ESQD) tables, criteria, and calculations used in DOD 4145.26M to perform in-depth evaluations of ESP scenarios based on real world examples and prepare required site plan documentation. The course will review mitigation strategies used to reduce risk and address regulatory compliance issues. Students will also learn how to apply maximum credible event (MCE) analysis results and integrate various analyses into ESP documentation to promote understanding for a smooth approval process.

Download a PDF copy of the course flyer:  2020 Advanced Explosives Site Plan Training Flyer

Course Content:  

Day 1

  • Review key explosives safety principles applicable to ESPs
    • Note: Course prerequisite is a fundamental understanding of DOD ESPs
  • ESQD Application Workshops
    • Explosion Effects and Expected Consequences o HD 1.4 Storage and Operating Facilities
    • HD 1.3 Basic Storage Facility
    • HD 1.3 Operating Facility

Day 2

  • ESQD Application Workshops
    • HD 1.1 Storage Facility
      • Components of ESP narrative
      • Focus on PES-ES relationships
    • HD 1.1 Operating Facility
      • Handling fragmentation (Primary vs. Secondary)
      • Benefits and constraints of debris modeling
      • Applicability of HFD and IBD to administrative facilities
  • Developing the ESP components
    • Required components
    • Level of detail
    • QD worksheet workshop
    • Narrative workshop

Day 3

  • Review HD 1.1 Operating Facility Workshop
    • Complete elements of workshop (if required)
    • Review objectives and lessons learned
  • Facility Siting and Design in the Real World
  • Regulatory agency review and approval process
  • Advanced ESQD Application Workshops
    • HD 1.1 Storage Facility
      • Benefits of earth covered magazines (ECMs)
      • ECM ratings and orientation
    • HD 1.2 AE Facilities
      • Distance determination and nomenclature
      • Advantages of magazine design and substantial dividing walls (SDWs)
    • HD 1.1 and HD 1.3 Operating Facility
      • Applicability of DOD explosives service manuals to ESP
        • Licensed explosive storage locations
        • Unique DOD service requirements
      • Impact of commercial storage and operations to ESP

Day 4

  • Advanced ESQD Application Workshops
    • HD 1.1 Operating Facility
      • Primary explosive handling and storage requirements
      • Unique challenges of urban sites
      • Data to drive decision making
      • Innovative solutions
    • ESP tips and traps
    • ESQD Mitigation Strategies
    • Open Discussion
Location Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque New Mexico

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September 14, 2020 - September 17, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Fee $2,100.00

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Provides an understanding of the practices and procedures that should be implemented to provide safe operations and compliance with 29 CFR 1910.119.

Consists of a combination of lecture and practical workshop exercises to allow participants to become familiar with the PSM requirements related to PHAs, selection of the appropriate PHA methodology(ies), and how to effectively lead a PHA team.

Download the Course Flyer:  2020 PSM/PHA Course Flyer

Location Hampton Inn & Suites
3923 West Center Park Drive
West Jordan Utah 84084

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September 21, 2020 - September 24, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Fee $1,900.00

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This course focuses training attendees on the DoD 4145.26-MDoD Contractors’ Safety Manual for Ammunition and Explosives.

Click here to download course details in PDF format.

 

Location Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
201 N Saint Mary's St
San Antonio TX 78205

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Hosted By Training & Consulting, LLC


703-530-7735
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February 1, 2021 - February 5, 2021
8:00 AM - 05:00 PM - Last day of the course will end around 2pm local
Registration Fee $2,100.00

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This course uses lecture, discussion, and workshops to provide an in-depth knowledge of explosives site plans (ESPs). Students will be immersed in explosives safety quantity distance (ESQD) tables, criteria, and calculations used in DOD 4145.26M to perform in-depth evaluations of ESP scenarios based on real world examples and prepare required site plan documentation. The course will review mitigation strategies used to reduce risk and address regulatory compliance issues. Students will also learn how to apply maximum credible event (MCE) analysis results and integrate various analyses into ESP documentation to promote understanding for a smooth approval process.

Download a PDF copy of the course flyer:  2020 Advanced Explosives Site Plan Training Flyer

Course Content:  

Day 1

  • Review key explosives safety principles applicable to ESPs
    • Note: Course prerequisite is a fundamental understanding of DOD ESPs
  • ESQD Application Workshops
    • Explosion Effects and Expected Consequences o HD 1.4 Storage and Operating Facilities
    • HD 1.3 Basic Storage Facility
    • HD 1.3 Operating Facility

Day 2

  • ESQD Application Workshops
    • HD 1.1 Storage Facility
      • Components of ESP narrative
      • Focus on PES-ES relationships
    • HD 1.1 Operating Facility
      • Handling fragmentation (Primary vs. Secondary)
      • Benefits and constraints of debris modeling
      • Applicability of HFD and IBD to administrative facilities
  • Developing the ESP components
    • Required components
    • Level of detail
    • QD worksheet workshop
    • Narrative workshop

Day 3

  • Review HD 1.1 Operating Facility Workshop
    • Complete elements of workshop (if required)
    • Review objectives and lessons learned
  • Facility Siting and Design in the Real World
  • Regulatory agency review and approval process
  • Advanced ESQD Application Workshops
    • HD 1.1 Storage Facility
      • Benefits of earth covered magazines (ECMs)
      • ECM ratings and orientation
    • HD 1.2 AE Facilities
      • Distance determination and nomenclature
      • Advantages of magazine design and substantial dividing walls (SDWs)
    • HD 1.1 and HD 1.3 Operating Facility
      • Applicability of DOD explosives service manuals to ESP
        • Licensed explosive storage locations
        • Unique DOD service requirements
      • Impact of commercial storage and operations to ESP

Day 4

  • Advanced ESQD Application Workshops
    • HD 1.1 Operating Facility
      • Primary explosive handling and storage requirements
      • Unique challenges of urban sites
      • Data to drive decision making
      • Innovative solutions
    • ESP tips and traps
    • ESQD Mitigation Strategies
    • Open Discussion
Location Hampton Inn & Suites
3923 West Center Park Drive
West Jordan Utah 84084

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March 15, 2021 - March 18, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Fee $2,100.00

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Course Description:

The Chemistry of Pyrotechnics II – Intermediate Course is a four-day course designed to provide working professionals who desire to continue their education the opportunity to examine fundamental concepts applied to the manufacturing of explosive substances and articles (ESA).  A background in chemistry is helpful but not mandatory as the course is designed for persons engaged in development, manufacture, management, distribution, regulation, analysis, disposal, and use of ESA.  Pyrotechnic, explosive and propellant substances and articles will be discussed and demonstrated in the Advanced Explosives Processing Research Group (AXPRO) indoor and outdoor laboratory facilities.  Hands on opportunities will be provided for students with interest.

 

Course Content:

The course will use the second edition of “Chemistry of Pyrotechnics – Basic principles and theory”, by Dr. John A. Conkling and Mr. Christopher Mocella, and, the third edition of “The Chemistry of Explosives”, by Dr. Jacqueline Akhavan.  Dr. Vilem Petr, Technical Director of the Colorado School of Mines Advanced Explosives Processing Research Group will coordinate the course and demonstrations with support from Dr. Jackson Shaver and other faculty members and guest lecturers

NOTE:  Lodging is not included in the course fee.  TCI will coordinate lodging for course attendees.  The last day of the course will end at 12:30pm local time.

 

Highlights from the course include:

  • Advanced discussion of pyrotechnic, explosive and propellant principles and practices
  • Process safety and quality assurance concepts for energetic materials
  • Research and tools to predict and measure energetic effects
  • Management of explosive substances and articles
Location Mesa, Arizona

Mesa Arizona

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April 13, 2021 - April 16, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Last day of the course ends at 1230pm local
Registration Fee $2,400.00

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Please join Safety Management Services, Inc. (SMS), one of the U.S. DOT’s premier examining agencies, for an exciting and insightful look into the hazards classification process for Class 1 materials.

Course Content:  Click this link to download the 2020 Explosives Shipping Classification course flyer

Day 1 & 2:  Hazards Classification Procedures

  • Identify the hazards presented by Class 1 materials in transportation
  • Select the tests required to properly classify the hazards of Class 1 materials for transportation
  • Discover the purpose of each test, along with key parameters/objectives and indicators for assessing test results

Day 3:  Hazards Classification Testing Workshop at SMS’s Test Site (Toole Army Depot)

  • Gain invaluable classroom and hands-on experience with each test’s setup and representative pass/fail results at SMS’s Test Site (Tooele Army Depot) 

Day 4 & 5:  Using Your Approval in a Hazardous Material Shipment

  • Overview of the governing regulation:  49 CFR Subchapter C Hazardous Regulations (HMR)
  • Learn about the various Approvals (EX numbers, Special Permits, and Competent Authority letters) and the hazardous materials’ shipment process.
Location Hampton Inn & Suites
3923 West Center Park Drive
West Jordan Utah 84084

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May 3, 2021 - May 7, 2021
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Fee $2,100.00

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Course description:

The Chemistry of Pyrotechnics Basic Course is a week-long course designed to provide students with a firm understanding of the basic principles of pyrotechnics, propellants and explosives. These principles are presented from a chemistry perspective and will be understood by both students with a small amount of chemistry background and those more deeply involved with energetic chemistry.  The course is intended to be of interest to persons engaged in the design, manufacture, management, identification, regulation, analysis, disposal, and use of all types of energetic compositions.  All three areas: pyrotechnics, propellants, and explosives will be discussed in detail highlighting their similarities as well as their differences.  Each day, the principles discussed in the lectures will be demonstrated in the laboratory.  At the end of the week, students will be given the opportunity to mix and test very limited amounts of pyrotechnic compositions. Both the chemicals and the hands-on instructional materials will be provided.  Additionally, a copy of “Chemistry of Pyrotechnics – Basic Principles and Theory”, by Dr. John A. Conkling and Mr. Christopher Mocella, will be provided for each student.

Course content:

The course will loosely follow the second edition of “Chemistry of Pyrotechnics – Basic principles and theory”, by Dr. John A. Conkling and Mr. Christopher Mocella.  Dr. Jarrad Wagner of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Improvised Explosives (IMPEX) will provide the majority of the lectures throughout the week, with specific segments presented by the co-instructors.  Dr. Wagner will conduct daily laboratory demonstrations assisted by IMPEX Director of Training Mr. John Frucci.

Note that lodging is NOT included in the course fee. TCI will provide information for a recommended lodging facility.

Highlights from the course include:

— A review of the basic chemical and pyrotechnic principles
— Components of energetic mixtures
— Ignition, propagation, and sensitivity of pyrotechnic compositions
— Systems and compositions for heat, light, color, smoke production, propulsion, and explosive effects

Location Oklahoma State University CENFEX
1111 West 17th Street
Tulsa Oklahoma 74107

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June 14, 2021 - June 17, 2021
0830 - 1730
Chemistry of Pyrotechnics and Explosives: Basic Course $1,950.00

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Provides an understanding of the practices and procedures that should be implemented to provide safe operations and compliance with 29 CFR 1910.119.

Consists of a combination of lecture and practical workshop exercises to allow participants to become familiar with the PSM requirements related to PHAs, selection of the appropriate PHA methodology(ies), and how to effectively lead a PHA team.

Download the Course Flyer:  2020 PSM/PHA Course Flyer

Location Hampton Inn & Suites
3923 West Center Park Drive
West Jordan Utah 84084

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September 13, 2021 - September 16, 2021
8:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Registration Fee $2,100.00