PARARI 2017 Program

Table of Contents

Day 1 - EO Program

Time Session  Resources
09:00–09:10 Admin introduction: CAPT Nigel Smith –
Directorate of Ordnance Safety
 
09:15–09:45 Opening Keynote: MAJGEN David Mulhall, CJLOG –
Joint Capabilities Group, Department of Defence 
Session video
09:5010:20 United Kingdom Keynote: Bob MacNaught –
Defence Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives Safety Regulator – UK

Session video

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

10:2510:40 Nimrod Vignette 1 Session video
10:4511:05 Morning tea  
11:10–11:40 Director General Explosive Materiel’s perspective: CDRE Simon Ottaviano –
Explosive Materiel Branch – Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group

Session video

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

11:45–12:15 Canada Keynote: Gilles Belley –
Ammunition and Explosives Regulation – Canada

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

12:2012:35 Nimrod Vignette 2 Session video
12:4013:35 Lunch  
13:4013:55 Nimrod Vignette 3
Session video
14:0014:30 DOS Update Keynote: CAPT Nigel Smith –
Directorate of Ordnance Safety

Session video

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

14:3515:05 Legal Perspective on EO Safety and Policy – Alena Titterton Session video
15:10–15:40 Operational Perspective on EO Safety and Policy – GPCAPT Brendan Rogers

Session video

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

15:45–16:00 Afternoon tea  
16:05–16:55 Keynote Panel: Chaired by AIRCDRE Wade Evans, DGEO Session video

Day 2 - Technical

Time Session Resources
9:00 -
Stream 1
Refereed Paper
Probabilistic Aspects of the Initiation of Explosives and Ammunition –
Martijn van der Voort, Dr Michael W. Sharp MSIAC

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

9:00 -
Stream 2
Update
Transition of the JPEU Engineering Management System Towards the Explosive Ordnance Safety Program Enhances Safety of the Explosive Ordnance Test and Evaluation
Mr Sam Pavic, Mr Poitr Jezierski Joint Proof and Unit Experimental Unit

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

9:35 -
Stream 1
Refereed Paper –
Improving Small Arms Ammunition Qualification with Statistical Test Techniques from U.S.
Dr Keith Joiner, Mr Roy Henry UNSW

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

9:35 -
Stream 2
Update
The changing shape of ADF EO Surveillance
Stewart Dawson Qinetiq

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

10:10 -
Stream 1
Update
International Proficiency Testing of Explosives Sensitivity
Robert T. Ford, Leon Van Ieperen (AM) Safety Management Services

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

10:10 -
Stream 2
Product Brief
Using Innovative Designs to Improve Medium Calibre Ammunition Effectiveness
Mr Eelko van Meerten NIOA

PDF presentation

10:45 Morning Tea  
11:05 -
Stream 1
Product Brief
New Generation Fuzes to Improve Munition Efficiency
Max Perrin Junghans
PDF presentation
11:05 -
Stream 2
Update
Progress on the Modernised Manufacturing Facility at Mulwala
Warwick Spencer, Mike van Maanen Thales Australia Experimental Unit

PDF presentation

11:05 -
Stream 3
Update
Optimization of Industrial Melt- Cast Process by Using Numerical Simulation
Christophe Coulouarn, E. Benade Thales France

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

11:40 -
Stream 1
Update
New Technologies for Safety and Firing Functions in Modern Munitions
Max Perrin Junghans
PDF presentation
11:40 -
Stream 2
Update –
Installation and Industrialisation Of A Commercial Mining Boosters Capability at Australian Munitions
Ben Spilstead, Andrew Gehrig Thales Australia
PDF presentation
11:40 -
Stream 3
Update
Commissioning the Transportable Ammunition Disposal System
Douglas Sutherland, Daniel Tucker Thales Australia

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

12:15 -
Stream 1
Update
Transformative Energetics – A Pathway to Next Generation Munitions for the ADF
Dr Arthur Provatas, Merran Daniel, Andrew Hart Defence Science and Technology Group
PDF presentation
12:15 -
Stream 2
Update
Insights on Manaagement of Offsite From Co-located Hazardous Chemical Operations
Cherie Holland, Chris Van Berendonck, Liam Hewitt AMOG

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

12:15 -
Stream 3
Product Brief
Innovative Fragmentation (Defensive) and Blast (Offensive) Hand Grenades with High Incapacitation Performance and Safety Features
Mr Robert Fischer Reinmentall Defence
PDF presentation
12:50
Long Lunch for Demonstration/Tours:
Impact Dynamics Lab.
Exhibitor Talks / Booth Briefs.
 
13:50 -
Stream 1
Update
Mechanical Failure Prediction of Composite Rocket Cases
David Wallace, Dr Roger Li Defence Science and Technology Group
PDF presentation
13:50 -
Stream 2
Update
Protective Design & Reliability – Do the Current Design Methods for Explosives and Terminal Ballistics Actually Work?
Michael D. Netherton, Mark G. Stewart University of Newcastle
 
13:50 -
Stream 3
Product Brief
Answering Topical Questions for Modern Artillery Munitions
Mr Roelof Oosthuizen Rheinmetall Denel Munition
PDF presentation
14:25 -
Stream 1
Update
The Relevance of the Thermal Time Constant of Electro- Explosive Devices (EEDs) in Determining Pulse-Sensitivity
and its Applicability in Calculating Conservative Safe Distances to Pulsed RF Transmitters
Thinus Neethling Qinetiq 

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

14:25 - Stream 2
Product Brief
An Introduction to the new Spantech 17.5m Explosives Storehouse
Rick Lucas, Peter Connolly Spantech

PDF presentation

14:25 - Stream 3
Refereed Paper
Gun Launch Setback and Activator Tests
Ernest L. Baker, Michael W. Sharp MSIAC

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

15:20 - Stream 1
Product Brief
The Evolution of 120mm Tank Ammunition
Mr Craig Aakhus NIOA
 
15:20 - Stream 2
Update
Construction Projects at Active EO Depots
Aaron Sirimanotham, Dennis Nothdurft Thales Australia

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

15:20 - Stream 3 Refereed Paper
Lead Contamination in a Research Environment
R A Pietrobon, Dr A Provatas Defence Science and Technology Group

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

15:55 - Stream 1
Update
UNSW’s Aspirations for Explosive Engineering Education
Paul Hazel, Lynne Wallace UNSW
PDF presentation
15:55 - Stream 2
Update
Environmental Monitoring of Australian EO Depots
David Secombe Thales Australia

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

15:55 - Stream 3
Update
A Hypothetical Assessment of the RADHAZ Susceptibility of 1A / 1W Bridgewire Electro-Explosive Devices when subjected to the ADF Baseline Electromagnetic Environment
Thinus Neethling Qinetiq

PDF presentation

Powerpoint presentation

16:30—16:55
Closing Keynote:
AIRCDRE Wade Evans DGEO – Joint Logistics Command
 

Day 3 - Workshop

Time Session Resources
09:00 -
Stream 1 - MSIAC
WORKSHOP 1:
Experimental and Theoretical Basis of Current NATO Standards for Safe Storage
of Ammunition and Explosives
Martijn M. van der Voort MSIAC
Powerpoint presentation
9:00 -
Stream 2
TUTORIAL 1:
Electro-Explosive Hazards (EEH) Assessments – A Selection of Case Studies
Thinus Neethling Qinetiq
PDF presentation
10:30 Morning tea  
11:10 -
Stream 1 - MSIAC
WORKSHOP 2:
MSIAC Safety & Suitability for Service Tutorial
Michael Sharp, Martin Pope MSIAC
 
11:10 -
Stream 2
WORKSHOP 3:
Explosive Safety Principles Applied to Decontamination of Explosive Process Equipment and Facilities
Robert T. Ford Safety Management Services
 
12:40 Lunch  
13:30 -
Stream 1 - MSIAC
WORKSHOP 4:
MSIAC Insensitive Munitions Design Tutorial
Ernest Baker, Martijn van der Voort MSIAC 
Powerpoint presentation
13:30 -
Stream 2
WORKSHOP 5:
EO Surveillance Data Assessment: Safely Maximising the Value of EO Inventory
Mr James Dodds QinetiQ – UK
 
15:00 Afternoon tea  
15:30 -
Stream 1
WORKSHOP 6:
Canadian Quantity Distance Software Tool Demonstration
Mr Tony Heron Ammunition and Explosives Regulation – Canada
 
15:30 -
Stream 2
WORKSHOP 7:
The Test Process: Engaging JPEU to Trial Reporting
Mr Peter Downey, Mr Samuel Bevan Joint Proof and Experimental Unit
PDF presentation