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 hotel, which is in close proximity to our lab (located in Oaks, Pennsylvania). The course dates will be January 23-27, 2023. On the first day of the course, there will be a test demonstration held inside our laboratory. On Friday, January 27, the course will end at 12PM. The fee for the course will be $2164 per person (lodging and food are not included). The last day to register for the course will be January 16, 2023.

Please read the booking instructions from the hotel below:

Hotel address:
Hilton Garden Inn
500 Cresson Boulevard
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 19460, USA

To book: Either 1) call the Hilton Garden Inn at 610-650-0880, option “0” and book with Franklin Applies Physics or group code FAP or 2) Click Here to utilize the hotel’s booking link.

Please note that the cutoff date for this block of rooms is December 23, 2022. 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.

Major topics covered included:

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

Many of these subjects are in a state of maturing development; we present not only background, but also state-of-the-art developments.

The emphasis of this course is safety through understanding of the underlying physical phenomena. It is of particular benefit to EED handlers, their supervisors, safety engineers, instructors, designers, R&D personnel, quality control personnel, and inspectors.