blasting agent

blasting agent

[′blas·tiŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(materials)
A compound or mixture, such as ammonium nitrate or black powder, that detonates as a result of heat or shock; used in mining, blasting, pyrotechnics, and propellants.

blasting agent

According to OSHA: a material or mixture consisting of a fuel and oxidizer used for blasting, but not classified as an explosive and in which none of the ingredients is classified as an explosive, provided the furnished product cannot be detonated with a No. 8 test blasting cap when confined.
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LANDRY climbed into one trailer and found two boxes containing 110 pounds of Orica Ultra, a blasting agent.
The new facility, which currently employs 25, manufactures the popular APEX Plus and PELLITE products along with a new product called GIANITE, a powerful blasting agent which utilizes demilitarized propellants for improved blasting results.
This product is explicitly classified as a blasting agent by the U.
Montana children under age 14 or 15 are prohibited from certain agricultural activities, including repairing a building from a ladder or scaffold that is more than 20 feet from the ground; handling or using poisonous agricultural chemicals; and handling a blasting agent such as dynamite or black powder.
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Prillex is a dry blasting agent which is composed of ammonium nitrates and fuel oil (Anfo).
With stripping and roadbuilding to the site now complete, Superior Aggregates intends to take a 20,000-tonne bulk sample later this summer to determine what type of blasting agent works best with the host rock.
Another method of adding imperfections uses high-energy protons as the blasting agent.
A K Rubber, Elkhorn, WI, a custom manufacturer of precision rubber products, recognized the limitations of traditional mold cleaning methods and adopted a new method employing the use of plastic media as a blasting agent.
This new guidance focuses on silica alternatives since most shipyards have moved away from using silica as a blasting agent," said OSHA Administrator Edwin G.
Torres, Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), announced today that ATF is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and federal conviction of those responsible for the theft of a blasting agent from a federal explosives licensee in Menifee, Calif.
Approximately 500 pounds of blasting agent were stolen between March 17 and March 29 from the Virginia Drilling Company's storage facility in Pike County's Robinson Creek/Bear Fork area off Route 122.