ExploConsult Solves Complex Problems

Qualifications

45 years of providing safe and efficient solutions related for the formulation, product development, processing, handling, storage, use, recycling and disposal of explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics supporting 675 projects in 104 countries.

Executive consulting to 6 of top 10 explosives and propellant manufacturers

  • Extensive participation at the executive board level advising a multinational explosives company on their $370 Million FY 2018 capital project program.
  • Provided explosives and propellant subject matter expertise to a multi-billion-dollar international company safely removing 1,400 metric tons of sensitized ammonium perchlorate rocket propellant from a legacy settling pond for bioremediation treatment. This was the largest ammonium perchlorate hazmat cleanup in history. This project won the safety award over 61,000 projects for 2017 handled by this company.
  • Provided due diligence support for twenty-four (24) acquisitions sales of existing explosives and detonator manufacturers, blasting services, explosives shippers, and ordnance and propellant manufacturers. The acquisitions ranged from US $25 to $400 million. Due diligence support was primarily focused on technical (explosives materials production though application), marketing and sales, and end-use application such as blasting services.
  • Brokered the sale of seven (7) separate existing explosives and detonator manufacturers, blasting services, explosives shippers, and ordnance and propellant manufacturers.

US Patents

  • US 5,207,176 | Morhard, et.al. | System and Method for Explosives Disposal | Hazardous Waste Incinerator and Control System
  • US 7,277,015 | Morhard, et.al. | System and Method for Explosives Detecting, Tracking, Monitoring, and Identifying Explosives Materials
  • US 20070008115 | Morhard, et.al. | System and Method for Explosives Detecting, Tracking, Monitoring, and Identifying Explosives Materials Using RFID Tags
  • US 20070188330 | Morhard, et.al. | System and Method for Explosives Detecting, Tracking, Monitoring, and Identifying Explosives Materials Using ID Marks

Extensive US Military Technical Training

  • US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) School
  • US Army Missile Maintenance School
  • US Army Chemical and Biological Weapons Disposal School
  • US Air Force Nuclear Weapons Disposal School
  • US Air Force Weapons Mechanic School
Project Expertise
  • 70 emulsion explosive production facilities (est. 40+ million mT manufactured)
  • 4 TNT/PETN (Pentolite) cast explosives manufacturing facilities
  • 4 electronic detonator assembly lines
  • 9 electric detonator manufacturing lines
  • 9 non-electric detonator assembly lines
  • 12 non-electric detonator shock tube extrusion manufacturing lines
  • 5 emulsion explosive emulsifier plants (4 PIBSA and 1 SMO)
  • 8 pyrotechnic delay element manufacturing and loading lines
  • 4 rocket motor mixing and casting lines (1.1 and 1.3 propellant)
  • 3 rocket motor demilitarization and disposal lines (1.1 propellant)
  • 2 large rocket motor (ICBM) propellant washout lines
  • 2 emulsion explosive bulk truck assembly lines
  • 11 explosives ordnance demilitarization lines (350,000 mT safely processed)
  • 4 explosives ordnance washout, steam-out, autoclave lines
  • 1 commercial explosives waste incinerator
  • 1 automotive airbag initiator and propellant manufacturing plant
  • 3 ammonium perchlorate wash-out and re-cycling facilities
  • 4 ammonium perchlorate pond removal and remediation projects
  • 5 recycle single, double and triple base propellant recycling plants
  • 40+ new permits for explosives production sites