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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Earlier, PNP chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde revealed that the fragments and components of the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) used in the Jolo bombing possibly contained ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) compound as primary explosive charge.
The PNP chief said that based on the fragments and components recovered at the crime scene, the two detonated bombs were made from common GI pipes that served as casing containing 'possibly' ammonium nitrate fuel oil as 'primary explosive charge.'
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.
Tenders are invited for Supply, Erection & Commissioning Of Automatic Weighing And Mixing Unit For Primary Explosive. Qty.: 01 No.
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.
Liverpool Crown Court heard that Mrs Wilkins was working with lead styphnate, a sensitive primary explosive, on March 2, 2005 when she was killed.Investigators found that the company allowed unsafe working procedures to develop by providing too little supervision and monitoring.
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.'
Sweden's Nitro Nobel is the first company to introduce a detonator for civil use which does not contain any primary explosive. Known as the Nonel NPED-detonator (Non Primary Explosives Detonator) it improves safety at all stages from manufacture to transport, storage and use.