Demilitarization and Explosives disposal

ESDS offers a complete range of services for demilitarization of ammunitions, explosives and pyrotecnics. We operate state-of-the-art facilities, designed to maximize resource recovery and comply with strict safety and environmental regulations.

Technologies include:

  • Direct Rotary Kiln APE 1236
    For demilitarization or small arms cartridges up to 20 mm, detonators and fuzes. Optimized processes guarantee maximum recovery of metals.
  • Static Oven
    High capacity furnace for thermal treatment of loading charges, composite propellants, illumination, canisters and explosives.
  • Pollution abatement systems
    Gases and dust from thermal treatment of ammuntions are filtered in fully customized abatement systems to minimize emission levels.
  • Cryogenic equipment
    For rapid cooling and crushing of sub-ammunition from missiles and projectiles.
  • Disassembly systems
    Cutting and washing equipment for medium and large (water-jet) caliber ammunitions.
  • Laboratory installations
    Chemical testing and analysis of ammunitions.
  • Reformulation installation
    For reuse of explosive materials such as TNT.

Demilitarization services include:

  • CAA Records
    We provide assistance with arranging CAA Records required for demilitarization projects.
  • Logistics and licensing
    Depending on the hazard class, logistics are arranged in compliance with all national and international regulations and licences.
  • Progress reports
    We provide regular and detailed reports on the progress of the demilitarization process.
  • Certificate of destruction
    Upon completion, cutsomers receive a Certificate of Destruction.

Certificates include:

  • UNI EN ISO 9001:2015
    Certification of Quality Management System
  • EN ISO 14001:2015
    Certification of Environmental Management System
  • BS OHSAS 18001:2007
    Certification of Health & Safety Management System
Direct rotary kiln
Static oven
rocket disassembly

Turnkey Demilitarization Facilities

ESDS represents four decades of engineering excellence and an extensive track record of developing world class demil systems. We develop and supply fully certified turnkey facilities for ammunition disassembly, disposal of energetics and recovery of resource materials.

Engineering services include:

  • Design and engineering
  • Commissioning and testing
  • Permitting
  • Training
  • Maintenance