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Sensitivity of Some Ammonium Nitrate-based Explosive Compositions.

Authors
Watson-RW; Hay-JE; Becker-KR
Source
NTIS: PB 231 296 :8 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10001692
Abstract
This Bureau of Mines report summarizes some recent results on the sensitivity of various explosive systems using ammonium nitrate (an) as the oxidizing agent. The sensitivity survey included drop-weight and friction testing and sensitivity to initiation by projectile impact and a No. 8 blasting cap. It was found that certain types of an prills can result in cap-sensitive mixtures when combined with No. 2 diesel fuel (fo); prilled an mixed with nitromethane also result in cap-sensitive mixtures. Mixtures of an prills and neat 1- and 2-nitropropane were not capsensitive, and the use of powdered or grained aluminum in AN-FO did not adversely affect the sensitivity except possibly to increase its sensitivity to friction.
Publication Date
19740101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigations
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
PB-231296
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
RI 7840
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 231 296
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