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11 Timber Lane
Shelburne, VT USA 05482

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  • If safety is your first priority.
  • If your important project requires expert advice.
  • If you need a fast response to solve a challenging problem.
  • If your information must be kept strictly confidential.

Then call now and put my 40+ years of experience with leading commercial and defense energetics companies to work for you. I can provide cost effective and expert consulting services for:

  • Acquisition candidate evaluation and valuation analysis
  • Market analysis and development
  • Capture planning and proposals
  • Process and equipment engineering
  • Plant layout and design
  • Accident/incident investigations
  • System safety analysis
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Energetics system design in the following areas:

    • Detonator and pyrotechnic delay fuze manufacturing
    • Detonating cord manufacturing - wet and dry processes
    • TNT-based melt pour operations for boosters and ordnance
    • IMX melt pour
    • Emulsion and ammonium nitrate based explosives.
    • Shock tube extrusion
    • Nitration reactions - continuous and batch processes including PETN, RDX, HMX, Nitroglycerine, Liquid Nitrate Esters, NTO, TNC and Glycidyl Azide Polymer processing
    • Explosive recrystallization PETN, RDX, HMX, NQ - continuous and batch processes including superfine and ultrafine grades
    • Single, double and triple base propellant manufacturing by solvent and solventless processes.
    • Mix cast propellants and explosives
    • Plastic bonded explosives manufacturing
    • Linear shaped charges, confined detonating fuse
    • Jet milled explosives
    • Explosive actuation and separation
    • Lead azide, DDNP, and DXN-1 manufacturing
    • Explosive lacquers and pastes
    • Boosters and fuzes
    • Explosive pressing and machining
    • Conical and linear shaped charges, EFPs and blast/frag warheads
    • Explosives demil, equipment decontamination, equipment disassembly, building incineration
    • Explosives coating and phlegmatizing
    • Explosive reactive armor
    • Oil well completion explosives
    • Rocket motor insulation and lining
    • Rocket motor propellant casting, extrusion, processing, ballistic modeling and testing
    • Rocket Load Assemble Pack
    • Explosive process equipment design
    • Design of structures to resist blast effects
    • Explosive plant design and construction management
    • Solvent recovery
    • Spent acid recovery
    • Treatment and permitting of explosives waste waters
    • Air permitting
    • Site remediation
    • Solid and Hazardous waste management
    • US Department of Transportation hazard classification and packaging design
    • EMI and ESD hazard assessment
    • Explosive signature analysis and forensic work
    • Testing
    • Process safety hazard analysis and Kaizen events
    • Regulatory compliance, including RCRA, state air and water regulations, US State Department ITAR regulations, US DOD Security Classification regulations, US DOT, DDESB compliance and others

Put my experience working in North America, South America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe to work for you! Contact me by phone or email today.

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