primary explosive

primary explosive

[′prī‚mer·ē ik′splō·siv]
(materials)
Explosive or explosive mixture sensitive to shock and friction; used in primers and detonators to initiate explosion. Also known as initiating explosive.
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Additionally and vital to CENTCOMs mission, TSgt Cash forward deployed in order to compose a time sensitive and critical explosive risk assessment; while there he initiated a change to the installations primary explosive route which decreased munitions delivery time by seven minutes, his presence was crucial to upcoming operations and allowed for a seamless stand-up of the newly assigned aircraft, and his efforts enabled an Expeditionary Fighter Squadron to be FMC within 15 hours of arrival.
The new compound is the first primary explosive qualified by the Navy in more than 90 years, and will reduce the amount of lead used in detonators and fuzes by thousands of pounds a year.
Tenders are invited for Supply, Erection & Commissioning Of Automatic Weighing And Mixing Unit For Primary Explosive.
The experts said that two of the three detonators planted in each of the bombs in Pune failed to go off, leading to an " inadequate booster" for the primary explosive -- ammonium nitrate, which is why the city was saved the fatalities incurred in the Jaipur attack.
Why have they gone to the extremes of creating a primary explosive if it was all a joke?
The primary ignition component is still based on lead styphnate, which is the standard primary explosive used in small arms primers, though Federal's formula is unique.
Liverpool Crown Court heard that Mrs Wilkins was working with lead styphnate, a sensitive primary explosive, in 2005 when she was killed.
Water can also effectively interact with the chemistry of the explosion to reduce heat and deter the overall effectiveness of the primary explosive material.
HMTD is described as a 'very unstable primary explosive compound.
BATF officials spoke of seizing 77 machine guns, hundreds of other firearms, tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition, booby traps, tons of ammonium nitrate (the fertilizer used in the Oklahoma City bombing), and explosives such as nitromethane (also used in Oklahoma City) and lead azide, described by experts as a powerful and unstable primary explosive.
Sweden's Nitro Nobel is the first company to introduce a detonator for civil use which does not contain any primary explosive.
As opposed to primary explosives which are volatile and easily ignited, secondary explosives must resist accidental explosion, but also deliver the most explosive force.