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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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The state police bomb squad was called and removed the roughly 500 blasting caps.
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.
Before the programme was initiated, China's low-ash, low-sulphur coal suffered contamination from tramp metal and blasting caps, Tramp metal can foul coal pulverising equipment at power stations while blasting caps create a fire and explosion hazard in processing and transport equipment.
Officials found seven blocks of C-4 explosives, blasting caps, gas and smoke grenades, firing devices, fuse igniters, tip flares and small arms ammunition that had been stolen from the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base.
Blasting caps all have a tolerance, and data from one or two blasts will not have statistical significance.
09 ounces of cocaine, possession of explosives (three sticks of dynamite and three blasting caps left on Thompson's property by a friend who blasts mountain creeks for agricultural irrigation) and possession of four Valium-fike pills called Diazepain.
Development work will start with the creation of a refuge chamber as well as areas for the explosives magazine and blasting caps.
Confiscated from Juromee, Lorelei, and Andy were bomb components such 6 blasting caps, one blasting cap assembly, and 4 feet electrical detonating cord; one fragmentation grenade; PNP issued 9mm Glock 17 and three pieces magazine for 9mm Glock 17; and 37 pieces live ammunition for 9mm caliber.
38 revolver, three grenades, two blasting caps, a detonating cord, one sling bag, a 9mm holster, and two backpacks containing cash and personal documents.