Safety and Protection of built Infrastructure to Resist Integral Threats
An explosion can occur during a military operation, be the result of an accident, or caused deliberately by a terrorist attack. TNO offers clients a broad range of products and services in relation to explosions and protection of infrastructure, such as assessments and advice on countermeasures.
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TNO serves a broad client base ranging from the Netherlands Ministery of Defence (MoD) and other governmental ministries to commercial businesses and manufacturers, as well as industry associations. As an independent organisation with extensive and multidisciplinary experience and track record in applied R&D, we are the trusted partner of the military and our NATO partners. We also assist the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in ensuring the safety and security of Dutch embassies abroad.
Our varied customer base is matched by the range of products and services that TNO offers to its clients. It all starts with a threat and scenario assessment. In collaboration with our client we establish the potential threat(s) as well as realistic hypothetical scenarios. Having defined a scenario, we carry out a vulnerability assessment to define the probable effects of an explosion. TNO also conducts risk assessments. Using accepted methodologies and (proprietary) models, TNO can determine the probability of an identified threat scenario. We can also predict the potential effects and consequences for people, assets and the security of critical infrastructure should an explosion occur.
To minimise the probability and consequences of an explosion, TNO offers valuable insights garnered through our research and development. To this end, we provide advice on the most effective countermeasures that can be deployed. At the request of the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, for example, we have carried out Quantitative Risk Analyses (QRA) with respect to safety in the transport, transfer and storage of ammunition.
We do this with our specific expertises:
Our clients benefit from our position as a leading knowledge and R&D institute. We keep up with – and stand at the forefront of – technological developments, derive new models from evolving knowledge, and share insights distilled from experience and expertise. We do this with the help of state-of-the-art facilities. Our teams have access to experimental labs and offer services such as:
We test and qualify components and structures for compliance with the relevant standards.
It is our mission to make an impact by innovating and applying our expertise. The multidisciplinary nature of our research and development work adds unique value in helping our clients address the societal challenges which they face every day.