PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT


ExploConsult provides knowledge and expertise with regard 

to product development based upon 40 years of explosives, propellant and detonator research and development experiences. 


ExploConsult is an independent entity, not directly affiliated with any commercial explosive manufacturer allowing ExploConsult to be objective and specialize in energetic materials and explosives contract research projects. Bob Morhard has the proven ability to take a project from an idea to laboratory bench scale concept research through to pilot scale development, to the explosives production plant and to the blasting site.


Bob Morhard has been involved in more than 50 new explosive and detonator products from initial proof-of-concept research to 

full scale product manufacturing development.

EXPERT WITNESS


Bob Morhard is available to assist in technical evaluations, scientific analysis, testimony and preparation of cases for trial.

Extensive explosives subject matter expertise. Bob Morhard provides expert witness testimony and legal support for plaintiffs and defendants involving explosives, propellants, detonators, and pyrotechnics for accident claims, criminal cases. Bob has provided Expert Witness testimony in US Federal Court under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26 and in US State Courts, New York State Supreme Court, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Ireland and Germany.


Bob Morhard provides explosives expert witness testimony and legal support on cases involving explosives; propellants, pyrotechnics, explosives safety and accident claims, or criminal cases involving explosives.

 
Bob Morhard has provided Expert Witness Testimony for Plaintiffs and Defendants with approval from the following courts:   

    • US and State Courts including the New York Supreme Court   

    • Canadian Courts   

    • European Court of Justice​   

    • High Court - Ireland and Germany


Bob Morhard provides Expert Witness Testimony for cases involving
   
• Explosives
    • Detonators and Initiation Systems
​    • Propellants
    • Explosives manufacturing
    • Emulsion explosives technology, formulations, equipment, process management and plant installation
    • Explosives, pyrotechnical and propellant disposal
    • Explosives security
    • EOD and IED's
    • Blast design
    • Explosives sales and marketing
    • Explosives safety
​    • Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) Explosives Hazards and Operability (HAZOP) Reviews
    • Hazards classification facilitation of new explosives substances and articles in accordance with the United Nations standards: 
      The Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods "Manual of Tests and Criteria"

    • DOD Contractors Safety Manual For Ammunition and Explosives (DOD 4145-26-M)

    • Process Hazards Analysis (PHA)

    • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Management of Change (MOC)

    • OSHA Process Safety Management Compliance and Citations

    • DOT, BATF and EPA Compliance and Citations

    • UN and DOT explosives packaging design

    • Explosives Import / Export

    • Explosives logistics

    • Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DFAR)

    • NAVSEA OP 5 - Ammunition and Explosives Safety Ashore

    • AMC 385-100  US Army Safety Manual

    • DOD 6055.9 - DOD Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards

    • MIL-STD-882D Department of Defense Standard Practice for System Safety

    • TB 700-2  NAVSEAINST 8020.8C Department of Defense Ammunition and Explosives Hazard Classification Procedures

    • Explosives site contamination and remediation


Commercial Support:


    • Expert Witness Testimony

    • Strategy Development

    • CEO Coaching 

    • Accident investigation

    • Site Planning 

    • Permitting And Licensing

    • Global Regulatory Support

    • Insurance Underwriting

    • Insurance Claims Investigation

    • Marketing Plan Development 

    • Sales Planning

    • Advertising

    • Product Launch 

    • Sales Representation

    • In-House Training 

    • Seminar Support

    • Trade Show Support

    • Speaking Engagements

    • International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) Compliance

Technical Support:


    • Explosive, Detonator, Propellant and Pyrotechnic Technology

    • Accident Investigation

    • Explosives Safety Audits

    • Product Development

​    • UN Hazards Testing

    • Packaging Design

​    • Manufacturing Process Control Audits

    • Safety, Health And Environmental Audits

    • Process Hazards Analysis And HAZOP Studies

    • Quantitative Risk Assessment

    • Regulatory Compliance Safety Audits

    • Regulatory Liaison

    • Compliance Audits DOD Contractors’ Safety Manual 

      For Ammunition And Explosives (DOD 4145-26-M)

    • Storage Facility Design

    • Global Logistics Support

    • Insurance Underwriting Support

    • Surface And Underground Blasting

    • Explosives Disposal 

    • Military Ordnance Demilitarization 

    • Explosives Recycle Strategies 

​    • Explosives Waste Minimization and Green Technologies 


Extensive Travel 

• 77+ Asia (Other than China)

• 30+ China

• 40+ Russia & FSU

• 20+ Africa

• 17+ India

• 25+ Australia & New Zealand

• 250+ Europe

• 27+ Central/South America

• All 50 United States

• All 10 Canadian Provinces

 

global experience

Worked 43 years in  99 countries     EXPERIENCE in 620+ explosives plants
Manufactured 35+ Million tons of explosives     100% safety record

Expert Witness Services,

Explosives Expert testimony and Explosives CONSULTING. Exploconsult explosives experT

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Extensive explosives expert witness services and court testimony in US Federal and State courts.  Technical and commercial experiences over 43 years in explosives, initiators, propellants and pyrotechnics. Automotive airbag technical consulting.  Extensive international experience in 99 countries worldwide within more than 660 manufacturing plants.


A proven record.  Use ExploConsult explosives consulting, expert witness testimony, global trade solutions, technology consulting, design engineering, explosives technology, process hazards analysis and supplement your safety culture.  Bob Morhard has provided expert testimony and expert witness services with positive results. Strong international market development record with technical support for 67 new bulk and packaged emulsion explosive production facilities. 100% explosives safety record.   


​Bob Morhard offers a range of technical and commercial consulting services, all designed to help your company reach its potential. Whether you're looking for a small tweak or complete overhaul, I have you covered.  Each company is unique and I deliver custom solutions, tailored to you – your company, your culture, and your
one-of-a-kind challenges. My services are available on a fixed-price basis so you can get precisely what you need.