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IME announces the release of the AN engine of IMESAFR, IME's Quantitative Risk Assessment Software Tool.

01/02/2018

The Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) announces the release of the AN engine of IMESAFR, IME's Quantitative Risk Assessment Software Tool.  The AN engine is now available to all users of IMESAFR (training required) and is the most globally advanced and scientifically accurate risk assessment tool for AN.

The ammonium nitrate (AN) module accurately characterizes events involving AN, including the chance that the event will occur at all.  The logic is better able to characterize AN events to produce a viable risk characterization for use by industry.  The underlying logiv does not rely on TNT-based algorithms to determine the effects and consequences of the AN event.  The AN module produces a prediction of the blast environment using a more representative waveform, rather than relying on TNT equivalencies.  The model is "physics-based" and supported by relevant data.

For more information, visit www.ime.org or www.apt-research.com/products/models/IMESAFR.html