Eric Nette

NFPA 495 - The Production of Small Arms

Blog Post created by Eric Nette Employee on Jun 23, 2015

I get frequent questions about how to apply NFPA 495, Explosive Materials Code, to the production of small arms. The way the standard deals with this is by treating each location in the production process differently. First, the storage of the constituents that make up small arms such as the powder and the primer are stored according to Chapter 14, Small Arms Ammunition and Primers, Smokeless Propellants, and Black Powder Propellants, including the general requirements of the standard. Second, during production, that area is treated according to Chapter 5, Manufacturing and Testing, including the general requirements of the standard. Finally, the storage of the final product is stored according to Chapter 14, Small Arms Ammunition and Primers, Smokeless Propellants, and Black Powder, including the general requirements of the standard.

 

-Eric Nette, P.E.

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