AESC/IME JPG Standard Update

09/20/2021

Originally developed in 2008 with DOT/PHMSA, the AESC/IME JPG Standard has been successfully used to process thousands of jet perforating gun systems without the need for costly laboratory testing a...

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(Updated 5/5/2021) PHMSA Outreach: Requirement to Pass the UN 6(d) Test Expanded

01/27/2021

(Updated 5/5/2021) PHMSA Outreach: Requirement to Pass the UN 6(d) Test Expanded to 4 Additional Explosive 1.4S Entries Mandatory Compliance Date (May 10, 2021) Coming Soon Take action now As p...

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Proposed Rulemaking Seeks to Remove Duplicatively Regulated Explosives from CFATS

01/06/2021

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) took an important step toward regulatory rightsizing by publishing an Advanced Notice of Propos...

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IME-MSHA Alliance Issues Electronic Detonators Safety Alert

12/09/2020

As part of the IME-MSHA Safety Alliance, IME produced a Safety Alert to educate miners about the differences between electronic detonators and electric detonators.  The Safety Alert is posted on ...

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IME Staff Interviewed on the Academy Blasting Podcast

12/07/2020

IME Director of Technical Services, Dr. Joshua Hoffman, was interviewed by Dr. Anthony Konya for the Academy Blasting Podcast.  The discussion addressed a range of topics relevant to the commerci...

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