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parari 2022
Australian Explosive Ordnance Safety Symposium
Supporting Australia Manufacture
8019 November 2022
National Convention Centre Canberra, Australia

Symposium Program

A comprehensive program over the three days of the symposium will include:

Wednesday 9th November, 2022

8:00am - 9:00am

Registration and Networking

9:00am - 9:40am

Keynote Address 5

Room: Ballroom

Simplifying Explosive Ordnance Safety

Mr B MacNaught BSc CEng MIET FIExpE MAPM
UK Defence Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives Safety Regulator (DOSR)

9:40am - 9:50am

Movement Break Into Sessions

9:50am - 10:20am

Session 3A

Room: Ballroom

Chair: Mr L Tilbrook

Influence of Risk Tolerability on Approaches to S3 Assessment

Mr M Ferran Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC), Brussels, Belgium

Session 3B

Room: Swan & Torrens

Chair: LTCOL B Matthews

Improved Assessment Methods for Impulsive Noise Exposure and Hearing Protector Performance

Mr C Nelson
Land Engineering Agency

Session 3C

Room: Murray & Fitzroy

Chair: LTCOL J Abundo

Enabling Safe Explosive Ordnance Storage

Mr B Durrant - Aecom Australia
Mr A Gehl Karagozian & Case

10:20am - 10:50am

OME Recognition Program – Instilling Trusted Partnerships

Mr G Belley, Director - Defence Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives Safety Regulator, Department Of National Defence, Canada

Spike LR 2 Minimum Smoke Rocket Motor: Made in Australia

Mr MYosef & Mr Dr Bittoun, Rafael

Design Improvements to Singapore High Performance Magazine

Mr Tay Yuh Sheng, et al. Defence Science & Technology Agency, Singapore

10:50am - 11:20am

Morning Tea and Exhibition

11:20am - 11:50am

Session 4A

Room: Ballroom

Chair: CMDR S Morgan, RAN

Control of Electro-explosive Hazards in the Australian Defence Force - A Critical Overview of the Status Quo

Mr K Stowe, Directorate of Engineering, EMB/QinetiQ

Session 4B

Room: Swan & Torrens

Chair: LTCOL D Mattison

Innovation in IM designs

Mr E van Meerten & Mr M Melan, Rheinmetall

Live Q&A with Mr Jack Rimmer.

Session 4C

Room: Murray & Fitzroy

Chair: Mr G Belley

Fragmentation Safety Risks and Safety Distances for Field Storage of Large Calibre Munitions

Dist Prof M Stewart, University of Technology Sydney

11:50am - 12:20pm

An Overview Of Helicopter-Borne Electrostatic Discharge as an Electro-Explosive Hazard in The Australian Defence Force

Mr T Neethling, Directorate of Engineering EMB/QinetiQ

The Use of Robotics and Automation to Remediate Stocks of Artillery Ammunition, Deemed Unsafe to Move, Due to the Possibility of Armed Fuzes

Mr T Hutchin
Pentarch Pty Ltd

Introduction Into Service of New Combat Weapon Systems Onto Existing Training Areas

Ms J Green, GHD Pty Ltd

12:20pm - 12:50pm

Considerations Towards the Establishment of an E3 and HERO Test and Evaluation Capability in Support of the Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise

Mr M Hayes, Directorate of Engineering, EMB/QinetiQ

Software Safety Assurance for Explosive Ordnance

Mr W Miller, Directorate of Engineering, EMB/QinetiQ

Modelling and Simulation as a Risk Assessment Tool to Support Warships in Harbour

Mr R Centin, Thornton Tomasetti

12:50pm - 1:50pm

Lunch and Exhibition

1:50pm - 2:30pm

Keynote Address 6

Room: Ballroom

Mr Gilles Belley
Director Ammunitions and Explosives Regulation
Department of National Defence
(Government of Canada)

2:30pm - 2:40pm

Movement Break into Sessions

2:40pm - 3:10pm

Session 5A

Room: Ballroom

Chair: Dr K Jaansalu

The Status of International and National IM Policies across the Nations

Mrs C Collet,
Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC), Brussels, Belgium

Session 5B

Room: Swan & Torrens

Chair: LTCOL M Dwyer

Process Hazards Analysis for Explosive Ordinance

Mr S Genta, et al.

Safety Management Services, Inc. West Jordan, United States/NIOA Australia

Session 5C

Room: Murray & Fitzroy

Chair: COMM C McGregor

Sensitivity of Munitions to Lightning Strikes; The Effect of Building Lay-out, Munition Stacking, Type of EED and Packaging

Dr ir R Bouma, The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

3:10pm - 3:40pm

Comparison of IM Threats Versus the Real World

Mrs C Collet, et al.
Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC), Brussels, Belgium

DSTG Static Rocket Motor Test Capability: Past, Present and Future

Dr C Prior, Defence Science And Technology Group

Lightning Protection on a Munition Storage Compound – Methodology for Safety Risk Assessment

MSc HPA Dijkers, et al. The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)

3:40pm - 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea and Exhibition

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Session 6B

Room: Swan & Torrens

Chair: Mr B Smith-Roberts

Research with Explosives at the University of Adelaide

Mr T de Prinse, et al. Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, University of Adelaide

Session 6C

Room: Murray & Fitzroy

Chair: Dr A Provatas

Developments in Assessing Occupational Noise Exposure and Hearing Damage Risk from Sources of Impulsive Noise and Ototoxic Chemicals

Dr P Teague, et al. Vipac Engineers & Scientists Ltd & Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group

Mr M Jennings, Department of Defence

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Quality Control in M-CMOPI Small Arms EPVAT Testing

Mr L Quill, Joint Proof and Experimental Unit

Exposure to Emissions from Small Arms Munitions

Ms S Cherian. Directorate of Engineering, EMB/QinetiQ

Mr M Jennings, Department of Defence

7:00pm - 10:30pm

Symposium Dinner

Ballroom, National Convention Centre Canberra


Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

Defence Connect

Silver Sponsors


Ascent Professional Services

Australian Defence Magazine

Northrop Grumman


Dinner Sponsor

Lockheed Martin

Satchel Sponsor


Name Card / Lanyard Sponsor

Ascent Professional Services

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