Explosives Training Course

Our standard 5- day Electroexplosive Device Training Course has been offered at our location for the past 30 years. We can also present short courses in Electroexplosive Safety, tailored to your particular needs, at your location. We have made such presentations for more than 45 governmental and industrial sponsors. Click Here to Register

Titled Electro Explosive Devices: Functioning, Reliability, and Hazards, the next course will be held in person at the Hilton Garden Inn Valley Forge/Oaks hotel, which is near our lab (located in Oaks, Pennsylvania). The course dates will be July 24-28, 2023. On the first day of the course, there will be a test demonstration held inside our laboratory. On Friday, July 28, the course will end at 12PM. The fee for the course will be $2164 per person (lodging and food expenses are not included). The last day to register for the course will be July 12, 2023.

Major topics covered include:

▪ definitions and history of explosives
▪ types of pyrotechnics, explosives and propellants
▪ types of EEDs including semiconductor bridges, laser initiated devices, exploding bridgewires, flying plate initiators, carbon bridges
▪ explosive trains and systems, fuzes, safe-arm devices
▪ sensitivity and functioning mechanisms
▪ EED statistics including Bruceton and Langlie tests
▪ output and applications
▪ safety versus reliability
▪ hazard sources — lightning, static electricity, electromagnetic energy (RF, EMP, light, etc.), heat, flame, impact, vibration, friction, shock blast, ionizing radiation, hostile environments, and human error
▪ precautions, safety practices and Standard Operating Procedures
▪ thermal modeling of EED firing characteristics
▪ accuracy, precision, and repeatability of EED thermal parameter evaluation
▪ use of EED thermal parameters in evaluation of lot-to-lot variation and quality control
▪ use of EED thermal parameters in aging evaluations
▪ accuracy and repeatability of Langlie and Bruceton evaluations

Please see the booking instruction from the hotel below:

Hilton Garden Inn Valley Forge/Oaks
500 Cresson Blvd
Phoenixville, PA 19460
(610) 650-0880

Guests may book rooms in the Franklin Applied Physics room block one of two ways:

(1) Call the Hilton Garden Inn at 610-650-0880, option “0” and book with the Franklin Applied Physics or group code FRA
(2) Click or Tap Here for our Booking Link

Please note that the cutoff date for this block of rooms is June 22, 2023. Reservations can be made in the block up until the block is full or the cutoff date has passed. After, the cutoff date, the block and its rate will be closed. Guests may still book but at the regular hotel rate.