Explosives Safety

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    For over 25 years, ISA has helped organizations
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    Assure asset survivability,
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    Assess operational needs,
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    Design layouts for explosives storage and operations,
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    Coordinate military and contractor design elements,
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    Maximize capability, and comply with explosives safety criteria.


Storage of large quantities of munitions on military bases, and storage of hazardous substances in industrial facilities, requires careful planning and detailed study to ensure compliance with safety regulations and to maximize operating capability.

Integrated Systems Analysts, Inc. (ISA) is a leader in the field of Explosives Safety and we provide a comprehensive set of solutions to support both government and commercial organizations.

Please contact explosives.safety@isa.com for further information.

ISA Solutions Offerings
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Explosives Site Plan Development

Determining the optimal location for an explosives storage facility, and assessing the operational impact, is a complex process. This analysis is critical to ensure regulatory compliance and to eliminate possible rework. Over 25 years, ISA has produced thousands of explosives site plan packages that have been approved at all levels, including the DDESB (Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board), the Department of Energy, and various commercial entities.

The ISA staff has a broad and experienced skill set with backgrounds in explosives safety, civil engineering, logistics, mapping, and programming. Our expertise combines to provide the absolute best solution for you. Studies are tailored to your needs and can employ multiple criteria sets, such as host nation, NATO, Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, etc.
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Operational Area Development Plan Support

A comprehensive blueprint for all munitions and airfield operations that elaborates on the proposed development of a specific area. The plan illustrates the functional as well as physical and human aspects of areas to be developed. The plan may be short range, but could show proposed long-range (10 - 15 yr.) physical changes for the area. It generally includes roadways, pedestrian paths, parking, utility alignments, landscaping, cost and schedule information, etc. Common applications are the community center, flight line, administration complexes, etc. ISA provides specifc support for the explosives safety and airfield obstruction portions of operational area development plans.
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Explosives Hazard Reduction Studies

Explosives Hazard Reduction studies provide a comprehensive analysis of explosives storage and operations for the purpose of quantifying risk, identifying explosives safety quantity-distance violations, and recommending solutions and optimizations of storage.

EHR studies are beneficial to the installation Community Planner to help tie planning of future construction to project execution. Optimization of existing and future land acquisition is key to future development of any installation. EHR studies have saved DoD services over 3 billion dollars during the past 25 years by identifying explosives hazards and criteria violations early on in the planning phase by finding more suitable locations for the construction of future facilities.
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ESS Training and Help Desk support

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ISA's staff has a broad and experienced skill set with backgrounds in explosives safety, civil engineering, logistics, mapping, and programming. Our expertise combines to provide the absolute best solution for explosive storage. Studies are tailored to different needs and can employ multiple criteria sets, such as host nation, NATO, etc.

Along with providing ESS training, ISA supported the DDESB Automated Site Planning (ASP) Working Group in the development of ESS for the past five years. This insight on the development of the ESS software gives ISA staff and trainers valuable knowledge on the capabilities and functionality of ESS. ISA's understanding of ESS, combined with our validated ESS training capabilities, established database conversion skills, and help desk support resources, make ISA the preferred provider for ESS training.

Why ISA?

ISA has over 25 years of experience in conducting Explosives Hazard Reduction (EHR) studies and developing Explosives Site Plans (ESP) for DoD organizations worldwide.

  • ISA has supported all DoD components, and the Dept. of Energy, and commercial customers with Explosives Hazard Reduction at locations across the US, Pacific, Middle East, and Europe.  We have more experience than any other company in this field.
  • Our expert staff not only have the training and advanced degrees required, but are also former military with real-world operational experience.  We not only assess the risk of any siting decision, but also the operational impact to maximize operational capability.
  • Our experts are familiar with DoD, NATO, German, UK and other local regulations and requirements and leverage our proprietary software planning tools.  Our plans are guaranteed to pass required approvals.
  • We can re-site facilities and explosives loaded aircraft parking areas prior to actual construction - we have been able to save the DoD over $3 Billion over the past 25 years by eliminating siting errors that would have resulted in costly rework.

ISA has made a significant impact on projects across the globe and has developed thousands of DDESB approved ESPs. We have supported diverse locations and organizations throughout the world including:

    U.S. Air Force
  • Eglin AFB, FL
  • Duke Fld, FL
  • Cannon AFB, NM
  • Portland ANGS, OR
  • Hill AFB, UT
  • Alpena CRTC, MI
  • Edwards AFB, CA
  • Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ
  • Luke AFB, AZ
  • Dobbins ARB, GA
  • Cape Canaveral AFS, FL
  • Osan AB, Korea
  • Kunsan AB, Korea
  • Suwon AB, Korea
  • Gwang Ju AB, Korea
  • Deagu AB, Korea
  • Cheong Ju AB, Korea
  • Sacheon AB, Korea
  • Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK
  • Eielson AFB, AK
  • Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI
  • Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
  • Incirlik AB, Turkey
  • Aviano AB, Italy
  • Ghedi AB, Italy
  • Camp Darby, Italy
  • Crotone AB, Italy
  • Ramstein AB, Germany
  • Spangdahlem AB, Germany
  • RAF Lakenheath, England
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  • RAF Mildenhal, England
  • RAF Fairford, England
  • RAF Welford, England
  • Moron AB, Spain
  • Lajes AB, Portugal
  • Balad AB, Iraq
  • Bagram AF, Afghanistan
  • Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia, BIOT
  • Misawa AB, Japan
  • Masirah AB, Oman
  • Thumrait AB, Oman
  • U.S. Navy / Marine Corps
  • Marine Corps Base Hawaii, HI
  • Naval Base Guam, Guam
  • Tinian Island, CNMI
  • Pagan Island, CNMI
  • U.S. Army
  • Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan
  • Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan
  • DOE / Commercial Sites
  • Lockheed Missile & Fire Control, Camden, AR
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, NM
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA