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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Describing what has been reported in a Polish trade journal, the AJM described the new blasting agent to its readers.
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.
We use dynamite and ammonium nitrate blasting agent, a diesel fuel-fertilizer mixture.
Its superiority as a blasting agent headed the list, but the managers also stated, "Less loss of life has occurred since the use of high explosives in this district, than when common black powder was the only explosive used.
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.
The do-it-your self aerosol spray cans should be left for the kid's bicycle, not your fine firearms, If you do not have proper degreasing chemicals, a sand blast cabinet with proper blasting agent, a tall oven for hanging barreled actions and an airbrush or touchup paint gun, you are going to get poor results with polymer finishes.
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.
The standard blasting agent throughout the industry remains ammonium-nitrate-based emulsions, and this basic explosives chemistry is unlikely to change in the coming two decades.
6000) for the definitions of detonator, blasting agent and explosive.
Take for example, a 6-inch diameter blasthole loaded with an ammonium nitrate-fuel oil (ANFO] blasting agent The blaster loads two units of cast primers, each weighing 2 pounds [lb], in the bottom of the hole and up the column near the collar loads a single cast primer weighing 1 lb.