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Ammo-102-DL Tutorial for Using DDESB Approved Automated QD Calculator (Air Force, Navy, Marines)

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Scope/Description: This course provides instruction on the use of the DDESB approved Excel spreadsheet based Automated QD Calculator. Given a potential explosion site/exposed site relationship, the calculator can accurately determine either the minimum required separation distance for any net explosives weight for quantity distance purposes (NEWQD), or given a separation distance, the maximum NEWQD limit. It's applicable to HD 1.1 through 1.4. The calculator is intended to provide much more accurate distances or NEWQD than using the QD tables alone.

Special Info/Audience: DOD personnel (active duty, reserve, guard, civilian, contractor), other than Army, who may be required to perform or review quantity-distance computations. This could include, but is not limited to, safety professionals, facility engineers, installation master planners, range control, explosives operations managers, explosives safety specialists, etc., involved with developing or reviewing explosives safety site plan requests.

Pre-requisites: U.S. Navy/U.S.M.C: Students with little or no ammunition and explosives background, or who have not been involved with explosives safety quantity-distance situations are strongly encouraged to take Ammo-36-DL, Explosives Safety for Naval Facilities Planning prior to taking this course to gain a sound understanding of explosives safety quantity-distance principles and terms.

Security Clearance: None required

Course Topics:

  1. Introduction to the QD calculator
  2. Relationship between the calculator and the DOD ESQD tables
  3. Compute HD 1.1 ESQD requirements
  4. Compute HD 1.2X ESQD requirements
  5. Compute HD 1.3 and 1.4 ESQD requirements

 

Scope/Description: This course provides instruction on the use of the DDESB approved Excel spreadsheet based Automated QD Calculator. Given a potential explosion site/exposed site relationship, the calculator can accurately determine either the minimum required separation distance for any net explosives weight for quantity distance purposes (NEWQD), or given a separation distance, the maximum NEWQD limit. It's applicable to HD 1.1 through 1.4. The calculator is intended to provide much more accurate distances or NEWQD than using the QD tables alone.

 

Special Info/Audience: DOD personnel (active duty, reserve, guard, civilian, contractor), other than Army, who may be required to perform or review quantity-distance computations. This could include, but is not limited to, safety professionals, facility engineers, installation master planners, range control, explosives operations managers, explosives safety specialists, etc., involved with developing or reviewing explosives safety site plan requests.

 

Pre-requisites: U.S. Navy/U.S.M.C: Students with little or no ammunition and explosives background, or who have not been involved with explosives safety quantity-distance situations are strongly encouraged to take AMMO-36-DL, Explosives Safety for Naval Facilities Planning prior to taking this course to gain a sound understanding of explosives safety quantity-distance principles and terms.

 

Security Clearance:None required

 

Course Topics:

 

  • Introduction to the QD calculator
  • Relationship between the calculator and the DOD ESQD tables
  • Compute HD 1.1 ESQD requirements
  • Compute HD 1.2X ESQD requirements
  • Compute HD 1.3 and 1.4 ESQD requirements

 

 

Tuition:Fees will not be assessed to military personnel or Federal civilian employees; however contractors are required to have a signed "Authorization for Contractors to Attend Training" form and pay a tuition fee of $25.00. Detailed instructions will be sent at the time of registration.