Ammo-28 Army Electrical Explosives Safety (4E-F32/645-F16 (MC))

You will receive your Individualized Student Assessment Plan (ISAP) information upon arrival to this class.

Description: Course provides basic regulatory guidance and familiarization with methods and procedures to correctly inspect, test, document and manage electrical safety aspects that apply to explosives storage and operating facilities. An overview of static electricity generation and control, electromagnetic radiation hazards to ordnance, fuel and personnel, and electrical equipment requirements for hazardous (classified) locations. Content includes lightning generation and its effects in regard to personnel, equipment, and structures. Identification of Lightning Protection System (LPS) design criteria and requirements, computing zones of protection, requirements for bonding and LPS component specifications. LPS inspection and testing methodology, test equipment operation, and effective record keeping are stressed. Both Army guidance and National Fire Protection Association Standards are utilized.

Length: 3.5 Days

Audience: Course is designed primarily for GS 07 - 12 and WG 06 - 09 personnel involved in the design, installation, test, inspection (including record keeping and review), and maintenance of electrical equipment, static dissipation systems, lightning protection systems, and bonding in explosives facilities.

Requirements: Students should bring appropriate attire and foot-wear for testing lightning protection systems in a field environment.

Prerequisites: None

Security Clearance: None required.

Course Topics:

  1. Lightning Protection Systems Regulatory Guidance
  2. Hazardous Effects of Lightning
  3. Lightning Protection Systems
  4. Zone of Protection
  5. Strike Termination Devices
  6. Lightning Conductors
  7. Bonding
  8. Grounding Systems
  9. Inspection, Testing, and Recordkeeping
  10. LPS Inspection Field Exercise

The IACET Standard: DAC has been approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  In obtaining this accreditation, the Defense Ammunition Center has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. The DAC awards 2.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) on the course certificate for successful completion of this course. 


Start DateEnd DateLocationClass #StatusRegistration Availability
09/24/2018 09/27/2018 DAC, McAlester, OK 003 Scheduled Available