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 Hampton Inn & Suites Valley Forge/Oaks near our lab (located in Oaks, Pennsylvania). The course dates will be January 22-26, 2024. On the first day of the course, there will be a test demonstration held inside our laboratory. On Friday, January 26, the course will end at 12PM. The fee for the course will be $2272 per person (lodging and food expenses are not included). The last day to register for the course will be January 10, 2024.

Booking Instructions:
Option 1: Call the Hampton Inn & Suites at 610-676-0900, option “0” and book with the group name “Franklin Applied Physics” or group code “FAP”.
Option 2: Click Here to access our booking link for the Hampton Inn & Suites.

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