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blasting cap

[′blas·tiŋ ‚kap]
(engineering)
A copper shell closed at one end and containing a charge of detonating compound, which is ignited by electric current or the spark of a fuse; used for detonating high explosives.

blasting cap

A metallic tube closed at one end, containing a charge of one or more detonating compounds, and designed for and capable of detonation from the sparks or flame from a safety fuse inserted and crimped into the open end.
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Old dynamite or blasting caps can be dangerous if they are no longer in their respective manufactured condition.
Four M15 high- and low-strength time delay blasting caps (two primary and two secondary systems) were used, and two Ml1 high-strength blasting caps were used to create the 225 milliseconds delay between each of the eleven sequences that detonated consecutively from the south to the north end of the building.
The door gunner "fired" his M-60, and the string of blasting caps erupted in front of the gasping crowd.
It took 343 kilogrammes of explosives, 3,887 blasting caps all connected to 7,500 metres of wire, to bring the building down.
It took 343 kilogrammes of explosives and 3,887 blasting caps, connected by 7,495 metres of wire, to blow up the building and bring it to the ground.
Development work will start with the creation of a refuge chamber as well as areas for the explosives magazine and blasting caps.
Multiple weapons, including a machine gun, AK-47s, grenades, chest racks, blasting caps and ammunition, were recovered from the scene.
Hadji Nahrin Abud Akmad escaped arrest after policemen and soldiers seized from his house in Jolo more than 700kg of banned ammonium nitrate, 8,000 pieces of blasting caps, a pistol and 13 rolls of time fuse, and 80,000 (Dh7,272) during a raid on Thursday, Senior Superintendent Julasirim Kasim, the Sulu provincial police chief said in a belated report.
Officers said they also found numerous firearms, including handguns, rifles and other restricted weapons, as well as blasting caps and a suspected explosive device.
The report was very succinct in its findings: "A recent terrorist incident involving the international smuggling explosives containing electric blasting caps highlights the continuing use of modified footwear as a concealment method for explosive devices.
NORTHBORO - About 500 commercial-type blasting caps were removed from a Ball Street property Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
Potential indicators include: theft of explosives, blasting caps, fuses, or chemicals used in the manufacture of explosives; delivery of chemicals from a manufacturer to a self-storage facility or unusual deliveries of chemicals to residential or rural addresses; chemical fires, toxic odors, brightly colored stains, or rusted metal fixtures in apartments, hotel rooms, or self-storage units; and modification of a truck or van with heavy-duty springs to handle heavier loads.