Net explosive quantity
The net explosive quantity (NEQ), also known as net explosive content (NEC) or net explosive weight (NEW), of a shipment of munitions, fireworks or similar products is the total mass of the contained explosive substances, without the packaging, casings, bullets etc. It also includes the mass of the TNT-equivalent of all contained energetic substances.
The NEQ is often stated on shipment containers for safety purposes.
- http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/business/licences/explosives/ www.derbyshire.gov.uk, accessed 5 October 2014
- Net explosive weight, DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, accessed 21 March 2008
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