SAFEX Newsletter No.55, 4th Qtr 2015

In this edition of the Newsletter we commence with our Chairman, John Rathbun’s, traditional annual message to the industry.

Richard Turcotte reports back on the IGUS Meeting hosted  very successfully in Canada. Delegates from 50 countries attended this important meeting.

The Safety Snippet in this edition is supplied by Brian Allison, an Expert Panel Member. He highlights the learning on PETN plant design from old incidents.

News from the Second Meeting of the UN SaferGuard Technical Review Board and the UN SaferGuard Strategic Coordination Group for the development and implementation of the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) 18-19 November 2015 is supplied by Hans Wallin. A follow up article on this subject will be published in the next Newsletter.

The series of articles on the educational framework in the European Union was concluded in the last Newsletter. In the current issue an article by Prof Heinz Schenk and Andreas de Beer gives background and describes the explosives training regime in South Africa.

The shipping of explosive samples is always a difficult issue to handle. Jack Shaver submitted an article in an attempt give guidance and clarify potential issues.

Ellina Kharatyan provided an article on the development of an underground pumpable emulsion that exhibits enhanced safety and security properties.

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  • To encourage networking among members of the SAFEX Community.
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